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In-state Costs for True Tigers

Mizzou Heritage Scholarship provides in-state tuition for out-of-state Tigers

Jim Frank, far left, outside Michigan Stadium in 1975, cherishes memories of Tiger football road trips. Courtesy Jim Frank.

Jim Frank, far left, outside Michigan Stadium in 1975, cherishes memories of Tiger football road trips. Courtesy Jim Frank.

Geologist Jim Frank, BS ’76, MA ’79, now lives in Houston, Texas, 800 miles from his alma mater. Jim’s love of Mizzou football alone might’ve been enough for him to encourage son Jack to enter MU as a freshman in fall 2016. Then an added incentive came in the form of the Mizzou Heritage Scholarship, which provides a whopping discount: in-state tuition for out-of-state children of Mizzou graduates (criteria below). Regardless, Jim has a soft spot for MU, having attended Tiger football games since his father, Donald, BA ’48, bundled him along when Jim was a boy growing up in St. Louis.

One of Jim’s fondest Mizzou memories is a road trip he took to a football game in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “We had seats on the goal line about 10 rows up,” Jim says. “Before the game, I stepped onto the field and started taking photos of players and crowd scenes. Mind you, I had no credentials at all. I not only walked down to where the Mizzou team was stretching but I also took a picture of Coach Bo Schembechler, and walked out to the center of the field with the referees and captains to take shots of the coin toss.”

Thirty-nine years later, on a visit campus in 2014, Jim cemented son Jack’s connection to Tiger football when the two were guests of the Mizzou Alumni Association in the chancellor’s box at Memorial Stadium. “Several of the deans who were there were asking Jack what he wanted to major in,” Jim says. “It was a great experience for him.”

Mizzou Heritage Scholarship qualifications:

• non-Missouri resident,
• U.S. citizen; parent who is an MU graduate
• top quarter of high school graduating class
• ACT composite score 27 or higher
• enrollment first semester after high school

Full details at scholarships.missouri.edu