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Trans World Airlines (TWA) Scholarship



The Trans World Airlines scholarship 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 a minimum of seven (7) students: two (2) or more law students (up to $7,000 each) selected by the law schools and five (5) additional students (up to $7,000 each) selected by a systemwide selection committee.

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.

  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. Students MUST maintain full-time status to remain eligible for the scholarship.
  2. Graduate and undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled at an institution within the University of Missouri System. Undergraduate students must have completed 60 hours of college course work, not necessarily at the University of Missouri. There is no minimum requirement on number of completed credit hours for full-time graduate students. Preference will be given to students who have expressed an intent to pursue a career in the area of natural resources or environmental law and to students who are pursuing instruction in environmental engineering or environmental science.
  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, research, and other relevant experience.
Application Procedures

Applicants must complete the online Trans World Airlines, Inc. Scholarship application by Wednesday, April 2, 2025.  

A preview of the online application can be seen here

In addition, applicants are asked to provide letters of recommendation from three (3) individuals who will indicate intellectual capabilities, research experience, and commitment to environmental issues. References should be submitted to by April 2, 2025.

Deadline: Wednesday, April 2, 2025

Should you have questions about the application procedures, please email Zandra Kent at

Reviewed 2024-04-15