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COVID-19 Couldn't Stop the Missouri Scholars Academy

The official colors for the 2021 MSA program were Zoom Blue and Rust. An accurate selection, considering that 2021 was the second year that the Missouri Scholars Academy went virtual due to the pandemic. Offering 23 classes to 240 scholars…

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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 this coming June!…

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MSA 2021 Goes Virtual

Due to COVID-19, MSA will not be offering an in-person Academy this summer. We are incredibly disappointed, but don’t lose heart, friends: there will be a 2021 Virtual Academy! Will it be the same as a “regular” Academy? Nope.

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MSA announces donation campaign to combat future $1500 scholar fee

Leadership scrambled to create an all-virtual MSA after the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March, 2020. Staffed solely with volunteers, the makeshift virtual academy was free to all students, but a ragtag bunch of volunteers will not be enough to create…

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2021 Academy Nominations are Open!

Nominations for the 2021 Missouri Scholars Academy are officially open! Nominations are due Friday, February 5th, 2021 by 5pm.  There are a couple changes to the nomination/selection process this year; Aptitude test scores (ACT, SAT, PreACT, etc) as well as…

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Race, Place and Identity in Missouri: a Journey

Stephanie Hasty, a ‘92 MSA scholar, had been teaching for 20 years when she decided to apply to the Missouri Scholars Academy again, this time as an instructor. Hasty wanted to teach a course about Race, Place and Identity in…

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MSA Launches First-Ever Merch Store

Anyone lost their MSA shirt? Maybe you wish you could wear your MSA shirt every. single. day. Or maybe you’re a person who loves options. Whatever category you fall into, MSA is here for you! Missouri Scholars Academy is proud…

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MSA 2020 Cancellation

It is with a very heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of MSA’s June Academy in accordance with the University of Missouri’s cancellation of all in-person classes and residential summer programs.

Receive a $1500 housing award for being a Missouri Scholar.

Spend Week 4 as a Tiger!

Attention all 2018 Scholars! Applications to Mizzou & the MU Honors College are now open: https://admissions.missouri.edu/ Spend Week 4 as a Tiger and receive a $1500 MU Housing Award! #2018ScholarPerks To qualify for the award, students must enter Mizzou…

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Q&A with Ted Tarkow, MSA Director 1985-2014

Tell me MSA’s origin story. How did MSA come about? I came to Columbia in 1970, and it wasn’t too long after that that I started getting involved with honors college stuff and those kinds of initiatives. In the early…