About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development. The Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program (Bright Flight) is a merit-based program that encourages top-ranked high school seniors to attend approved Missouri postsecondary schools. 


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • There is no application to fill out.

  • Interested applicants must submit their academic transcripts, ACT/SAT scores and FAFSA to MDHEWD.


How much the scholarship award amounts to?

The award amount depends on the ACT/SAT score:

  • If the ACT score is 30, the award amount can be up to $1000
  • If the ACT score is 31 or above, the award amount can be up to $3000

The scholarship may be renewed yearly for up to 10 semesters or until you have completed a bachelor's degree, whichever occurs first.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a Missouri resident and a permanent citizen of the United States.

  • An applicant applying for the scholarship must have earned at least a 2.5 grade point average out of 4 to be eligible.

  • A student must not be pursuing a degree or a certificate in theology or divinity.

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