Financial Assistance

Scholarships

The School of Natural Resources (SNR) has many scholarships available for full-time SNR students with appropriate academic and extracurricular activities. Scholarships awarded through SNR may be combined with other College or University awards.

Freshman scholarships are awarded based on high school rank, standardized college entrance test scores (ACT or SAT) and extracurricular involvement. An MU Scholarship Application is required for these scholarships and the deadline for applications is December 1 of the year prior to the student's admission.

The remaining scholarships are awarded to qualified upper class students who have filed an application. which is generally due during the beginning of the Winter Semester. Transfer students must have one semester of MU credits to establish an undergraduate GPA before being considered for SNR scholarships.

SNR Scholarships

*Scholarships marked with an asterisk are available to freshmen.

  • Freshman Talent Scholarship
    Two scholarships are awarded to freshmen in SNR.
  • Jerry J. Presley Scholarship
    Fall semester freshmen students entering SNR who participated in the Conservation Honors Program.
  • Daryl Carter, Joe Mink, Herb and Wilma Lou Helmreich Memorial Scholarship
    Awarded to full-time students in SNR who are of excellent character and in financial need; must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or better; awarded on a rotating basis among students majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife; Forestry; Parks, Recreation and Tourism; and Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences.
  • G. Andy Runge School of Natural Resources Scholarship
    For students who have graduated from a Missouri high school and are enrolled in The School of Natural Resources or have a declared major in CAFNR.
  • Ann Weber Hoyt and Earl H. Hoyt Scholarship
    This scholarship makes one or more annual awards to students enrolled in SNR to assist in paying in-state fees; must be a Missouri high school graduate; recipients will be required to participate in Conservation Federation of Missouri meetings.
  • Conservation Federation of Missouri
    For seniors enrolled in The School of Natural Resources who demonstrate academic excellence, extracurricular activity and financial need. A 500-word essay expressing professional goals and interest in conservation must be provided. First preference is for Missouri residents.
  • G. Myron and Ethel M. Gwinner Scholarship
    For students with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale who need financial assistance. Preference is for sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students
  • *Special Talents Scholarship
    For entering freshmen in The School of Natural Resources.

Fisheries and Wildlife Scholarships

  • Richard M. Graham Memorial Scholarship
    For sophomore fisheries and wildlife students with grade point average of 2.5 at end of freshman year, financial need and potential for success.
  • Wilbur H. Allen Memorial Scholarship
    For full-time fisheries and wildlife undergraduate students with 3.0 grade point average or above. Must exhibit potential for success and professional and extracurricular activities.
  • Charles W. Schwartz and Elizabeth R. Schwartz Scholarship in Wildlife Art
    For full-time fisheries and wildlife students with a preference to students studying wildlife art. If none available, award shall be given to student studying wildlife.
  • Donald P. Duncan Scholarship Fund
    One or more scholarships of at least $500 per year awarded to full-time sophomore Fisheries and Wildlife and Forestry students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher with an indication of financial need.
  • Thomas S. Baskett Memorial Scholarship
    For undergraduate or graduate students majoring in fisheries & wildlife.
  • The Gwinner Scholarship Fund
    Awarded to deserving students in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences.
  • Safari Club
    Two scholarships awarded to Fisheries and Wildlife students with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher, extra curricular activities, i.e. work in conservation field; communication skills, commitment; leadership; academic achievement.
  • Pheasants Forever (St. Louis Chapter)
    Awards given to junior or senior Fisheries and Wildlife students, preference given to eastern Missouri residents.
  • Joe G. Dillard Family and Friends Scholarship
    For juniors or seniors with financial need, with preference to students in the fields of fisheries, natural resource stewardship and/or agricultural communication.
  • Elizabeth R. Schwartz and Charles W. Schwartz Scholarship in Wildlife
    For fisheries and wildlife students who show promising achievement in the field of wildlife.

Forestry / Fisheries and Wildlife Scholarships

*Scholarships marked with an asterisk are available to freshmen.

  • *Donald P. Duncan Scholarship
    For students in forestry or fisheries and wildlife who are highly motivated with high potential for professional success.
  • L. Morgan Schwind and Wanda R. Schwind Memorial Fund
    For students in forestry or fisheries and wildlife with financial need.

Forestry Scholarships

*Scholarships marked with an asterisk are available to freshmen.

  • Osal and Juanita Capps Scholarship
    For sophomore, junior or senior forestry students with good character, potential for success and participation in professional organizations.
  • Donald P. Duncan Scholarship
    Students in SNR; motivated with potential for professional success.
  • UMC Forestry Club Scholarship
    Stipends are awarded to active forestry club members enrolled in the School. Activities; financial need; good moral character and good academic standing are taken into consideration.
  • General Federation of Women's Clubs of Missouri Inc. Scholarship
    For upperclass forestry students with financial need, character and integrity.
  • Gwinner Scholarship
    For upperclass forestry students with financial need, character and participation in professional organizations.
  • Charles H. Kirk Memorial Scholarship
    For undergraduates in forest management who are in good academic standing with potential for success, good character and financial need.
  • William G. Kohner Scholarship
    For junior or senior forestry students with scholastic achievement, character, participation and financial need.
  • L.E. McCormick Memorial Scholarship
    For upperclass forestry students with financial need and scholastic attainment.
  • Lee K. and Lois Paulsell Forestry Scholarship
    For upperclass forestry students with good character and potential for success. Recipients must demonstrate significant participation in professionally oriented activities/organizations.
  • School of Forestry Class of 1964 Memorial Scholarship
    For upperclass forestry students with financial need, potential for success and character.
  • Roger Dustin Shaw Memorial Forestry Scholarship Fund
    For undergraduate or graduate students majoring in forestry from Missouri counties Oregon, Howell, Shannon or Ripley.
  • *R.H. Westveld Forestry Fund
    For forestry students with financial need, character and potential for successful career in field of forestry.
  • Beta Forestry Summer Camp Scholarship Fund
    Forestry students attending Summer Camp; financial need; academic standing.
  • Ed and Vera Woods Memorial Scholarship
    For upperclass forestry students with financial need and satisfactory academic record.
  • *MU Forestry Club Memorial Scholarships
    For Forestry Club members currently enrolled in the school. Forestry Club activities, financial need, good moral character and academic standing are considered.

Parks, Recreation & Tourism

  • Glenn A. Gillespie Scholarship
    For full-time parks, recreation and tourism undergraduates with a 2.75 or above grade point average and graduate students with GPA of 3.0 or above. Participation in professional and extracurricular activities is preferred.
  • Ethel O. Scott Memorial Scholarship
    For full-time undergraduates with 2.75 or above grade point average, and graduate students with GPA of 3.0 or above who are studying therapeutic recreation. Participation in professional and extracurricular activities is preferred.
  • Missouri Park and Recreation Association Scholarship
    For full-time undergraduates with 2.75 grade point average or above, and graduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Also required is participation in professional and extracurricular activities and potential for success in the profession.

Soil, Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences

  • Ferguson Graduate Study Award
    For graduate students which continue for two years and alternate between agronomy and soil science.
  • W. R. Hechler Family Agriculture Fellowship Fund
    For graduate students in farm crops, soil science or animal sciences.
  • Charles Edmund Marshall Scholarship
    For outstanding undergraduate or graduate students majoring in soil science whose community research and teaching activities contribute to the preservation of air, soil and water resources.
  • George E. Smith Scholarship
    For students majoring in the area of soil fertility or soil conservation.
  • Charles L. and Thelma F. Van Buren Scholarships
    For juniors or seniors who have special interest in farm management, agronomy, soil conservation, livestock production or human environmental sciences. Financial need is the primary determinant, but character, leadership and scholarship also are considered.

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