The Kummer Vanguard Scholars Program provides scholarships to up to 400 undergraduate STEM scholars each year, based on academic and non-academic criteria. Each scholar is awarded $1,000–$3,000 per year for up to four years, and may be combined with other university scholarships.
Each semester, Kummer Vanguard Scholars are provided with experiences that complement what they learn in their labs and classrooms, and expands upon the opportunities available to them as they pursue a STEM degree at Missouri S&T.
The Kummer Vanguard Program is beneficial to people wanting to go above and beyond in their career. It is teaching us skills that newly graduating college students wish they knew.”
— Catalina Ortega
Kummer Vanguard Scholar studying aerospace engineering
Learn more about the application process, eligibility and requirements — and apply to become a Kummer Vanguard Scholar.
The Kummer Vanguard Scholars Program guides students through an exploration of entrepreneurship, research, design and build, social responsibility, and leadership. Once admitted to the program, scholars must meet the following requirements to remain active and eligible for the scholarship:
In your first semester you are required to attend:
During the second semester, to remain active in the program and eligible for the scholarship, scholars must:
Ideally, these activities should be completed over the course of the semester.
You will take greater control of your experience moving forward as you self-select into one of the five focus areas you want to explore: entrepreneurship, leadership, social responsibility, design and build, or research.
Your first step in this process is to select one of three tracks as outlined below.
In addition to the specific participation required within each track, you will submit your reflection of the experiential, educational and social components of your experience, and to identify ways the program’s other focus areas connect with your experience. These reflections serve to underscore your learning and growth experienced throughout these experiences.
Failure to actively participate in the track you select will result in the loss of your scholarship.