Each year, the College awards graduate students more than 60 scholarships totaling $200,000.

Graduate students submit scholarship applications each spring, and awards are distributed during the following fall or spring semesters.


The 2018-19 application window will opens at 12:00 am Jan. 1, 2018, and closes at 11:59 pm March 1, 2018.

2018-2019 Graduate Student Scholarship Application


New Students: Note that this deadline may come before your application for graduate school has been fully considered.

Continuing Students: A new application form must be submitted each year to renew your current scholarship or to be considered for new awards.

Federal Student Aid
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for need-based scholarships. MU’s priority deadline is February 1, 2018. Students can apply starting October 1, 2017 using their 2016 tax returns. For complete information on financial aid, contact the MU Financial Aid Office.


The various scholarships are awarded based on a number of criteria, including:

  • academic achievement
  • financial need
  • choice of program
  • nationality or ethnicity
  • public service

If a College of Education scholarship recipient changes enrollment to another university or another college at MU, the scholarship will be rescinded.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant)

Eligibility -graduate

Graduate students may apply for the TEACH Grant in any of the following fields: mathematics, science, and special education (Cross Categorical and Gifted Education only) or in another field designated as high need by the state of Missouri.

For additional information on the TEACH Grant:


Contact Jason Fenton, TEACH Grant Coordinator, for additional information or to begin the application process.


Jason Fenton, Scholarship Coordinator