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.

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!

Attention Counselors: 2023 Scholar Nomination Info Session!

You are invited to join MSA co-director, Dr. Doug Valentine, for a Virtual Info Session on Thursday, October 27th. Please join us at 12:00 pm as he addresses commonly asked MSA questions. Topics will include the structure of MSA, the nomination process, and important deadlines!

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.

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 for two weeks in June, MSA moved online again, but this time they were ready…

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!

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. But it will be as cool, as nerdy, and as intellectually engaging as we can make…

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…