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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 future, in-person or virtual academies. It is still unclear whether or not an in-person academy…

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 I.Q. test scores are not required for 2021 nominations. You can read more about this…

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 Missouri, a comprehensive look at “who we are, and how we got there,” for scholars.…

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 to announce that we are launching our very first, never before seen, it’s-about-time online merch…

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.

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 in the fall of 2020 and live in university-owned housing The MSA Housing Award will not…

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 80’s, there were some families in Springfield, Mo., down in Green county, who had heard…

From Rogersville to Dublin

Christopher Dade enjoyed growing up in the small town of Rogersville, Mo., once dubbed the “raccoon capital of the world.” In Rogersville, there was a tangible sense of community and a comfort in knowing most everyone, but there was always something missing for Dade. He found that something when he arrived at MSA in 2012.…

MSA: One Big Community

After spending three weeks of summer 2014 in Columbia, Mo., for the Missouri Scholars Academy, Riley Messer said her plan for college was set. “I loved Mark Twain, I loved the campus, I loved the vibe of Columbia, and I loved the intellectual community that MSA had that also translates to the [MU] Honors College,”…

Librarians Help Prepare High School Students for College

The Missouri Scholars Academy brings 330 gifted high school juniors from around the state to the University of Missouri Campus.