A Glimpse into MSA 2024

The Academy is finally back! Over 300 of Missouri's best students are in the middle of a three-week-long experience on the campus of the University of Missouri. The colors of the 40th year of MSA are Lavender and Nickel. To get updates during the Academy, make sure to follow our social media pages! Instagram: @MissouriScholarsAcademy…

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.

Attention 2021 Scholars: MU Scholarship Deadline is Approaching

MSA 2021 may have been virtual, but continue week 4 in person! MSA alumni who are planning to attend MU as freshmen in the fall of 2023 have until Dec 1st to apply to the new Boomba Tiger Scholarship — a competitive $2,000 scholarship. Click the button below to complete your application now! Apply Here!

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.

2022 Scholar Fee Reduced!

We are happy to announce that the 2022 Scholar Fee had been reduced! The reduction will be applied to all scholars, and fees can be paid for by scholars or their school districts.