To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be a minority, a resident of the state, and must show outstanding achievement on several levels, including class rank, and outstanding performance on standardized tests. College students who have earned at least 30 credits and have maintained "B" averages are also eligible to apply. Students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an approved teacher education program, and are required to teach in Missouri public schools for a minimum of five years after graduation. This award offers the recipient $3,000 per year, and can be renewed for up to four years. Applications are due June 1st each year.