At CAFNR, we are always here to help, and helping you figure out how to pay for your college education is no exception! The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources offers one of the strongest scholarship programs at MU.
Each year the College awards nearly $1 million in scholarships; more than half of these are offered to incoming freshmen. CAFNR scholarships also are available to transfer and continuing students, and many departments have scholarships specifically for their students. Awards range from $500 to $3,500 annually.
The MU scholarship application (due by Feb. 1 for continuing and transfer students) qualifies students for nearly all CAFNR scholarships — only one application form is needed.
Please note: the MU Scholarship application will not be available after the deadline each year and will be available again during the next academic year.
Entering freshmen who qualify for the MU Curators Scholar Award (requires an ACT composite score of 28 or higher and top 5 percent of your Missouri high school graduating class), and enroll as a CAFNR student, will automatically receive an additional $1,000 scholarship, renewable for up to three years.
The scholarship deadline for entering freshmen is Dec. 1 during your senior year in high school.
To be eligible for consideration for all MU and CAFNR scholarships, entering freshmen must:
CAFNR students often qualify for external scholarships.
There are two FFA scholarships offered to entering CAFNR freshmen. You can apply to both scholarships using a single application. The application deadline is May 1.
Details on the FFA Scholarships:
Transfer and continuing students must submit their applications by Feb. 1 to be eligible for consideration. To be eligible for consideration for MU and CAFNR scholarships, transfer and continuing students must:
CAFNR also offers an in-house student loan program. Available only to CAFNR students, this program provides additional financial support.
Loans made through the program have a maximum repayment period of seven years; the interest rate is 8 percent. These loans are subsidized while you are enrolled, meaning no interest accrues until after you graduate or until your enrollment drops below half-time status.
For more information on the CAFNR Student Loan Program, contact the CAFNR Academic Programs Office at 573-882-8301 or toll-free at 888-682-2367.
For more information about financial aid, visit the MU Student Financial Aid website.