Cherng Scholars

  • Bachelor
  • $2,000 for the first year only

Recognizing the academic achievements of out-of-state incoming freshmen, the program’s goal is to create a selective and cohesive group of scholarship recipients.

Cherng Scholars will receive a one-time scholarship of $2,000 their first year on campus. This award is dispersed in two equal installments during the year and only if the student meets the program requirements.

Their first semester on campus, students will also be enrolled in a special one credit hour seminar class together with Honors College Show-Me Scholars. Cherng Scholars are expected to remain active members of the Honors College and complete their Honors Certificate.

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University of Missouri - Columbia

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  • Incoming freshmen who are non-Missouri residents and have an ACT composite score of 29 or SAT score of 1330 are eligible for the Cherng Scholars Program.
  • Essay of 500-750 words that addresses ONE of the following:

You may use your common application essay.Your resume has told us about your accomplishments and experience. Please use this space to express a characteristic or attribute that forms part of your identity that is not reflected in your resume that would help us get to know you better.

Use this space to write a thank you note to someone that has impacted your life. Please explain what this meant specifically to you and how you feel that will carry forward in your college career.

  • Your Resume

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Students will receive $2000 in their first year.


Incoming freshman who are eligible for this scholarship will be recommended based off their Honors College application materials.

There is no separate application for this scholarship. If you receive this award you will be notified in early March and it will be included in your financial aid package from the University of Missouri. Please note, your MU and Honors College application must be submitted by December 1st, but you don’t have to be admitted by that date.