The Kummer Vanguard Scholars Program is a new competitive program established through a portion of a generous gift of $300 million from June and Fred Kummer, longtime supporters of Missouri S&T. The Kummers’ vision is to provide greater opportunities for qualified and deserving students to pursue college degrees in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Fred earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from S&T and went on to establish HBE Corporation, a leading design-build firm for hospitals and health care facilities. His wish for the scholarship that bears the Kummer name is to provide today’s students with the same world-class education he received at S&T.
The Kummer Vanguard Scholars Program is limited to 350 to 400 STEM scholars each year. Each Kummer Vanguard Scholar will receive $1,000-$3,000 a year for four years. These scholarships may be combined with other university scholarships to provide a broader array of financial support for students. Students from around the world will be selected based on academic and non-academic criteria.
Kummer Vanguard Scholars will engage in a breadth of special opportunities and programs, including the following:
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the academic year 20-21, this event will be a ½ a day event.
*If you were admitted as a test-optional student, information that you provided at the time of admission for test-optional students will be used in lieu of the test score.
Due to the competitive nature of the program, applications will be reviewed in batches.
After each deadline, the eligible pool of candidates will be reviewed. Those who do not receive the scholarship in the first pool of candidates will be automatically moved to the candidate pool for the next deadline and so forth. This review process will continue until deadline 4 or until the scholarship funds are exhausted. Students should expect to receive a decision within 7 business days of each deadline.
Students that meet the eligibility requirements may apply. Only students who have fully registered for an A&R event will be added to the Kummer Vanguard Scholars Program applicant pool.
The criteria for selecting Kummer Vanguard Scholars will cover broad categories based on the vision that June and Fred Kummer have set for the program. While not required, students are highly encouraged to complete a FAFSA. The idea is to select students who are qualified and deserving to become Kummer Vanguard Scholars.
Once you have been admitted as a Kummer Scholar you will receive a welcome packet with additional program information.
Students may remain a Kummer Vanguard Scholar for eight academic semesters by continuing in a STEM major, maintaining a 3.2 GPA, and making satisfactory academic progress toward the degree, which is reviewed annually. The student must maintain full-time status as a Missouri S&T student.