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Paul Rahmoeller: Trying Something New

The Missouri Scholars Academy is a place where gifted students can explore their interests and try new things, creating a strong community like no other. This is what we call the magic of MSA. Scholars of the 2023 Academy experienced this magic with the help of MSA’s wonderful faculty members. However, for the first time…

Time to Think: How an MU Professor Achieved Success

If you’ve been in college for any time at all, then you likely have mixed feelings about the question, “What do you want to do when you graduate?” While there may be a blessed few who have their futures mapped out, the best answer most young people can give to this question is a disheartened…

2022 Scholars: MU Scholarship Deadline is Quickly Approaching!

MSA alumni who are planning to attend MU as freshmen in the fall of 2024 have until Dec 1st to apply to the new Boomba Tiger Scholarship — a competitive $2,000 scholarship. Complete your application now! Apply Here!

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…

Showcasing His Creative Side

Students at the Missouri Scholars Academy have a variety of options when it comes to major and minor courses. Most try to find classes that touch on their interest areas. Colin Wilburn took a bit of a different approach. A fan of math and science, Wilburn could have pursed a major course tied to one…

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…

Building Friendships and Creating Memories

As Christina Andrade Melly was preparing her keynote speech to kick off the 2023 Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA), she had one thought on her mind – how could she express to each student that they were about to have a life-changing experience? Thankfully, Melly had plenty of personal experience to pull from. A participant of…

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