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Trans World Airlines Scholarship



The Trans World Airlines scholarship fund was established to fund students who are performing research in areas which will impact environmental issues.  Students will be selected based on academic accomplishments as well as their research interests.

Scholarship Amount

Proceeds from the Trans World Airlines scholarship fund will be distributed to two law students ($7,000 each) selected by the law schools and to five additional students ($7,000 each) selected by a systemwide selection committee. The law schools may select more students at a reduced scholarship amount. 

    1. Students must be currently enrolled full-time as Missouri residents as classified by the Registrar's Office for tuition purposes.  Nonresident students with out-of-state tuition waivers do not qualify.
    2. Graduate and undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for admission to an academic program at the University of Missouri in environmental engineering or environmental science. Graduate students are eligible at any level; undergraduate students must have completed 60 hours of college course work, not necessarily at the University of Missouri.
    3. Law students who intend to pursue a career in the area of natural resources or environmental law are eligible.
    4. Prior TWA scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply.
    5. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of grade point average, GRE scores (where available), research, and other relevant experience.
    Application Procedures

    Applicants must complete the online Trans World Airlines, Inc., Scholarship Application Form by March 27, 2020. Law students who choose only to apply through the law school should submit the form to the law school on their campus.

    All applicants should attach to the application the following materials: (1) personal statement and (2) three letters of recommendation which indicate intellectual capabilities, research experience, and commitment to environmental issues.

    A systemwide committee will select recipients from those applicants who do not apply through a law school. The scholarship will be for the following academic year, payable in two equal amounts at the beginning of each semester. Students who complete their studies at the conclusion of the first semester will not be eligible for the second half of the award. All scholarship recipients will be notified in May.


    At the end of their scholarship year, recipients must submit a report to the Office of Research and Economic Development ( describing their academic accomplishments during the scholarship year. 

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    Deadline: March 27, 2020

    Should you have questions about the applications procedures, please email Ashley Berg at

    Reviewed 2020-02-11