George C. Brooks Award

  • Bachelor
  • Missouri: $8,000. Nonresident: $29,500

The George C. Brooks Scholarship is a competitive award, requiring a separate MU application for consideration. Students meeting the requirements will be notified by the Office of Admissions for an interview.

The George C. Brooks Award is a competitive scholarship for undergraduate students from ethnic groups that are underrepresented at MU.

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  • Membership in a racial or ethnic minority group that is underrepresented in relation to the university’s goal to achieve education benefits of a diverse student body, minimum ACT composite score of 25 or an SAT score of 1200 and excellent academic record.

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Students can receive the scholarship for a maximum of eight consecutive (fall or spring) semesters, or until receiving a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first.

The award is worth $8,000 for Missouri residents and $29,500 for non-residents per year renewable for an additional three years.


Eligible students will see a link to apply for the Brooks Award on their Application Status Page.