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NOMINATION PROCEDURES AND SELECTION CRITERIA

Each public school district and private school in Missouri is eligible to nominate at least one sophomore student for the Academy. Larger schools have the option of nominating more than one student on a prorated basis according to enrollment. Nominees must be Missouri residents enrolled in eligible Missouri schools. School districts will be mailed information about the number of students they can nominate.

Schools nominating students for the Academy are required to provide specific information to the University of Missouri (MU). A special selection committee appointed by the University screens and evaluates nominations. Participants are selected on the basis of the following criteria and factors:

Student scores from selected individual intelligence and aptitude tests
Grade point average
Two student essays
Evidence of leadership, creativity, intellectual curiosity, problem-solving ability, initiative, and the projected benefits to the student for participating in the Academy, as described in two letters of recommendation from persons of the student’s choosing
Commitment to remain at the Academy throughout the entire three-week experience

 

Student nomination applications must be sent electronically to MOScholarsAcademy@missouri.edu by 5:00pm on Friday, February 10, 2017.

2017 Nomination Form (PDF)

2017 Aptitude Test Point Assignment (PDF)

2017 IQ Test Point Assignment (PDF)

2017 Rubric for Essay Scores (PDF)

MSA FAQ Addendum (PDF)

Nomination information for MSA 2017 will be sent to the school counselors of each school district. For more information about the Academy, please contact Steve Keller (573-823-6413 or kellers@missouri.edu). You may also contact the MSA office at 573-882-2909 or MOScholarsAcademy@missouri.edu.

Timeline of Events for MSA Selection Process