"THE SPIRIT OF MSA"
Creativity and spontaneity abound at MSA, as this original poem, created by 2009 Scholar Taylor Phillips (Kansas City, MO) for the “2009 MSA Poetry Slam,” brilliantly suggests. Watch it here.
Plus, check out this audition tape for 2009 scholar Kennedy Stomps (St. Louis, MO).
"American Dream" by the Exploring Documentary major
Creativity and thoughtfulness are hallmarks of MSA scholars. Note the “American Dream”, as interpreted by 2012 EXPLORING DOCUMENTARY scholars. Click here for the press release
News Article Posted about MSA 2013!
Click here to view the article posted about Missouri Scholars Academy. Please pass it along to friends!
MSA 2014 (Sunday, June 8 – Saturday, June 28, 2014)
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SCHOLARS SELECTED FOR MSA 2014!
Here are your next steps!
1. Please REVIEW all MSA MAJOR AND MINOR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (posted here) and then complete the QUESTIONNAIRE included in your letter of acceptance;
2. Please complete the MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE which can be downloaded from here;
3. Please identify a great teacher whom you want to recognize, and complete the TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY form included in your letter of acceptance. It can also be downloaded from here if you misplace the form.
4. If you want more information about MSA, attend a MSA Alumni Association sponsored “Spring Information Sessions” (S.I.S.):
Columbia: Monday, May 19, 7:00 p.m., Rock Bridge Senior High School, Media Center
Kansas City: Monday, May 19, 7:00 pm, Staley High, Special Events Center; 2800 NE Shoal Creek Parkway
Kirksville: Thursday May 22, 7:00 p.m., Truman State University, McClain Hall, Room 212
Potosi: Monday, May 19,7:00 PM: John Evans Middle School, Room 208, 303 South Lead Street, Potosi, MO 63664; main entrance by stairs
St. Louis: Monday, May 19, 7:00 p.m., Kirkwood Baptist Church, 211 N. Woodlawn
Springfield: Wednesday, May 21, 7:00 pm, Drury University, 204 Findlay Student Center; Parking: visitor parking in Lot 7, east of Summit St
Special added attraction: a video presentation of many of the questions that are raised at S.I.S. will be posted at moscholars.org the week of May 19. We hope this new feature is of value to scholars and their families unable to attend the S.I.S.
2014 SCHOLARS: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FORMS ABOUT THIS YEAR'S ACADEMY.
Want to share the big news with your local paper? Download the press release here.
MSA is a member of the National Conference of Govenor's Schools.
BOOMBA HEY!!! HELP MSA BY PURCHASING SOME MSA SOUVENIRS
Here’s a quick and easy way of replenishing your stock! Prices include postage. To order send a check, payable to MSAAA, to MSA, c/o The Honors College, University of Missouri, 210 Lowry Hall, Columbia, MO 65211. Please indicate on the subject line of the check, or in a note, what souvenir you are ordering.
For many years PAUL RAHMOELLER (MSA fac. ’85-’13) has created three-dimension tic-tac-toe sets for students in his MAJOR and MINOR. These have always caught the eye and attention of other MSA’ers. Now Paul has arranged to create 3-D TIC-TAC-TOE sets for MSA alumni. Easy assembly instructions will be provided. Minimum (tax-deductible) contribution: $30 (one dollar for each year of MSA!). Please indicate “3 D Tic-Tac-Toe” in the Subject Line or in a note that accompanies the check.
2. MSA “Letter Patches”: ($15.00); Playing cards (white background, maroon MSA logo) ($5.00); “Problems of the Day” (25 years of problems posed for MSA scholars by Paul Rahmoeller): ($5.00). Please indicate “Patch” or “Cards” or “Problems” in the Subject Line or in a note that accompanies the check)
3. Bumper stickers: ($1 each). Please indicate “Bumper Sticker” in the Subject Line or in a note that accompanies the check.
For the following, please inquire (MOScholarsAcademy@missouri.edu) before ordering;
4. MSA Scholar and MSA Staff shirts: selected sizes and selected years only. Scholar style T-shirt: $9.00; Staff style polo shirt: $14.00
5. MSA key chains, cups, calendars, and folders: available for selected years only: $1.50 each; any four for $5.00