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Bright Flight Program


Program encourages top-ranked high school seniors to attend approved Missouri post-secondary schools. Must be a Missouri resident and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Must have a composite score on the ACT or SAT in the top 5 percent of all Missouri students taking those tests. Students with scores in the top 3 percent are eligible for an annual award of up to $3000 (up to $1500 each semester). Students with scores in the top 4% and 5% are eligible for an annual award of up to $1000 (up to $500 each semester). Award amounts, and the availability of the award for students in the 4% and 5%, are subject to change based on the amount of funding allocated for the program in the legislative session. Applicant must also not be pursuing a degree or certificate in theology or divinity.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of Missouri

How to Apply

Contact info@dhewd.mo.gov
Tel: 800-473-6757 ext. 4 Address 301 W. High Street
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469