The Curator’s Grant-in-Aid Scholarship was established in the early 1950s exclusively for international students. Since its founding, hundreds of international undergraduate and graduate students with good academic status and financial needs have been assisted in successfully completing their programs of study.
The Curator’s Grant-in-Aid Scholarship is only for international undergraduate and graduate students. The grant is awarded for a single semester based on a review of academic merit, financial need, length at MU, and on-campus employment and student activities.
Level/Field of Study
The University of Missouri Curator’s Grant-in-Aid Scholarship was created to support both undergraduate and graduate studies. As long as you are eligible and your preferred course of study is available at the University of Missouri, you can apply.
The Curator’s Grant-in-Aid is hosted by the University of Missouri in the United States of America.
Criteria for the University of Missouri Curator’s Grant-in-Aid Scholarship
If you satisfy all three of the following criteria as of the application deadline, you are qualified for the GIA Scholarship:
- have successfully completed two MU semesters (fall and spring terms are considered regular semesters).
- are presently enrolled at MU as full-time undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree. Students enrolled in professional studies (such as law, medicine, or veterinary medicine) are ineligible.
- Have personal funds or other means of assistance to meet any additional expenses that the scholarship does not cover.
You are not eligible for this scholarship if, at the time of application, you:
- haven’t finished more than two semesters at MU.
- are not full-time, degree-seeking students enrolled at MU.
- are a citizen or permanent resident of the US.
- are dependents with F-2 or J-2 status.
- are enrolled in a divisional, “post-bac,” or non-degree program.
- a graduate or undergraduate student with a GPA of less than 3.0 or less than 2.0
- a graduate student applying for a Curator’s Grant-in-Aid Scholarship who has also taken an assistantship for the same semester. (if the GIA scholarship is awarded and you accept an assistantship or scholarship that includes a nonresident fee waiver, the GIA Scholarship will be withdrawn).
- The applicants who have never before been awarded a Curator’s Grant-in-Aid Scholarship will be given higher priority.
Deadline for the University of Missouri Curator’s Grant-in-Aid Scholarship
The deadline for submitting all application materials online is midnight on November 25, 2023.
Application Process for the University of Missouri Curator’s Grant-in-Aid Scholarship
Please carefully read all instructions. You can start an application and come back to it later, up until the application deadline, and you will have an electronic checklist to help you along the way. You do not have to finish the application in one sitting. Please get in touch with David Currey, director of International Student and Scholar Services, if you have any inquiries about the prerequisites for applications or your qualification for a GIA Scholarship.
The following requirements must be included in the Curator’s Grant-in-Aid scholarship application, and they are all required to be filed online through myStatus:
- Acknowledgement. You must digitally certify that the data you’ve provided is true and complete.
- Recommendation. Your primary academic adviser must submit one recommendation on your behalf.
- Undergraduates: This could be the academic advisor from your college.
- Graduate students: This could be your academic department’s primary faculty mentor or the dean of the Graduate School.
- Additional suggestions are welcome but are not necessary. Applications will not be deemed complete until recommendations are received by the deadline.
- Questionnaires. the following topics are covered via online forms:
- Academic and enrollment information
- Financial support
- General information
- Projected expenses
The GIA Scholarship program is run by International Student and Scholar Services, which is also in charge of collecting, reviewing, and deciding which applicants will get awards. The office then communicates its suggestions for student awards to Cashiers and Student Financial Aid.
The ISSS staff reviews all applications and evaluates them in accordance with the eligibility requirements and the following criteria:
- academic excellence. Academic strength must be demonstrated by your cumulative GPA and faculty/adviser recommendations.
- Financial need. Applications with evidence of unforeseen or unexpected financial situations that could have a major negative impact on their academic progress are given priority.
- Longevity. ISSS will take into account how long you have attended MU and how much time you have left to finish your degree program. You should pinpoint the financial aid and employment sources that have contributed to your educational program. Your participation in school and community activities is taken into account as well.
Your scholarship application status will be communicated to you by the start of the semester for which you are applying. Your MU email address will receive award notifications. The award will be void if you don’t confirm it by the deadline specified in the announcement. Awards were given out in varying numbers each year. As there are frequently more candidates than there is funding for, you are advised to look for alternative sources of support.
The Office of Student Financial Aid and Cashiers Office will credit your student account with any confirmed awards (scholarships and tuition exemptions). Graduate courses only required for degree completion qualify for tuition waivers. Additionally, all nonresident tuition waivers for the course hours in which you are enrolled must be posted by the Graduate School.
Undergraduate prizes cover up to $2,000 in tuition for one semester, but depending on the funds available and the number of qualified applicants, they frequently continue over from year to year. Graduate grants exempt you from paying tuition for up to nine credit hours of mandatory coursework as well as all nonresident fees for the whole semester’s worth of credit hours. These prizes must be applied for each semester and are not automatically renewed. There are no Curator’s Grant-in-Aid Scholarships offered for the summer session.
A+ support is available to qualifying students enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester at both institutions during the fall and spring semesters. To use A+ funds over the summer, students must enrol in at least 6 hours at MACC.
If you apply and are accepted, you will be immediately eligible for a variety of scholarships. In fact, four out of every five University of Missouri students receive some type of financial support in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, or other aid. The University of Missouri has awarded about $130 million in student grants and scholarships in previous years.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Engineering; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; Education are the most common majors at the University of Missouri.