The Department of Higher Education and the Workforce now offers the Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program and Bright Flight Mo Scholarship to eligible students. The Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship is a merit-based program that encourages top-ranked high school students to attend approved Missouri post-secondary schools.
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Bright Flight Mo Scholarships were appropriated by the Missouri General Assembly in 1986 to encourage high-achieving high school students. Initially, Bright Flight Scholars received a statutory maximum of $2000 per year which fully covered their tuition costs at the time.
Yet after a period of rising tuition costs that easily outpaced inflation, Bright Flight covers only a fraction of what a student spends on tuition at the University of Missouri.
Level/field of study
The Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship is available to Missouri high school students.
The Mo Bright Flight Scholarships are sponsored by the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development, Missouri, USA.
The Bright Flight Scholarship is open to residents of Missouri, USA.
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Bright Flight Scholars receive scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 depending on their ACT and SAT scores.
Qualification rating and how much can I receive?
The ACT and SAT scores that qualify students graduating in the current school year are retested and announced each fall. However, these qualifying scores are subject to the scores of students who were high school seniors in the last academic year.
For example, the 2023 qualifying scores are based on the 2022 test scores of all Missouri high school students. Therefore, since the minimum score is defined by a percentage of test takers, the score is subject to changes every year.
Also, if you have taken the ACT or SAT in your high school or sophomore year, your score will be accepted as long as you earn the qualifying scores advertised in your senior year of high school.
There are other scholarships that can help you reduce your financial burdens. Take a look at our category of undergraduate scholarships.
To become a Bright Flight Scholar, you must meet the following requirements: