Missouri Department of Higher Education/Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship (Bright Flight)

Program encourages top-ranked high school seniors to attend approved Missouri postsecondary schools. Must be a Missouri resident and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Must have a composite score on the ACT or SAT in the top 5 percent of all Missouri students taking those tests. Students with scores in the top 3 percent are eligible for an annual award of up to $3000 (up to $1500 each semester). Students with scores in the top 4% and 5% are eligible for an annual award of up to $1000 (up to $500 each semester). Award amounts, and the availability of the award for students in the 4% and 5%, are subject to change based on the amount of funding allocated for the program in the legislative session.


Award Amount $1,000 - $3,000
Number of Awards Not reported
Application Deadline Not reported
Available to Class Level Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Renewability Renewable


Minimum GPA Required 2.5
Ethnicity/Heritage None specified
Residency Missouri
Gender None specified
Religious Affiliation None specified
Location of College Missouri
Area of Study None specified
Financial Need Financial need analysis is not required


Organization Information Center
Missouri Department of Higher Education
Address PO Box 1469
City, State, Zip Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
Telephone (800) 473-6757
Fax (573) 751-6635
Web Site Web site
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