Eligibility / Criteria

BESt I, II, III, and IV Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time, under-represented minority* freshman (BESt I), sophomore (BESt II), or junior (BESt III) student currently enrolled in a St. Louis regional high school (St. Louis City, St. Louis and St. Charles, MO counties, and Madison, St. Claire, IL counties)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher based on a 4.0 scale
  • High-potential students, participating in at least one extra-curricular activity or organization
  • BESt IV applicant must be: successful high school graduate, under-represented minority*, accepted and fully committed to attending a university or college as an incoming freshman
*American Indians or Alaska Natives, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders