Acceptance Notifications Coming Soon!

Nominees: keep an eye on your inboxes this week for 2024 Academy acceptance notifications!

Upcoming 2024 Scholar Nomination Info Session!

Greetings from the Missouri Scholars Academy! Nominations for the 2024 Missouri Scholars Academy will be opening on November 1! As we gear up to select and welcome a new batch of scholars, we have created an opportunity to better support the fabulous folks who help bring Missouri’s brightest students to our attention. You are invited…

An Experience Like No Other

Each June, more than 300 rising high school juniors from across Missouri gather in Columbia for three weeks of exceptional educational enrichment through the Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA). These gifted students congregate on the University of Missouri campus for a specially designed curriculum with interdisciplinary courses and a variety of stimulating extracurricular activities. The Academy…

A Life-Changing Experience

As an attendee of the 2010 Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA), Jordan Henson was encouraged to write a poem and perform it during an evening poetry slam. Henson’s poem was so moving that the residential assistants leading the activity asked Henson to perform the piece during the next day’s Big Group, which is attended by all…

A Special Reunion

This year’s Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA) has been a special one for Tonya Keyser. A participant of the first Academy in 1985, Keyser returned this year as a faculty member, teaching a metalsmithing major course. “I’m so grateful for the opportunity to come back after so many years,” Keyser said. “I love being here. Even…

2023 Regional Information Sessions

On May 4, MSA will hold informational sessions for the 2023 Academy in Columbia, Kansas City, Springfield and St.Louis! There will also be a session over Zoom on May 11. MSA-2023-Regional-Information-Sessions-1Download

Help keep MSA accessible for future scholars!

MSA needs your help! The Missouri legislature is starting to create the budget for 2024. The proposed funding for both MSA and another Missouri program would make the cost of attendance over $1,300 for each future scholar. So, here is where YOU come in! Help us advocate for full academy funding. Please send a letter…

MSA 2023 will be free!

Great news! Thanks to the generosity of MSA Alumni, the University of Missouri and the Missouri Legislature, we are able to offer the 2023 Academy for FREE to our future scholars.

A Conversation with Brian Stuhlman, Director of Programing at MSA

Brian Stuhlman came to the Missouri Scholars Academy its first year in Mark Twain Hall, 1993.

Missouri Scholars Academy 2022 Session: In Person!

Boomba Hey we have something to say! It's official. The 2022 session of Missouri Scholars Academy will be up and running in person June 12th- July 2nd!