Who should apply?
Current high school sophomores and juniors in Missouri high schools during the 2012-13 academic year are welcome to apply to the 2013 Missouri Public Affairs Academy.
What are the application criteria?
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Recommendation of high school counselor or teacher
- Record of community involvement (service to school, place of worship or community)
- Willingness to attend the entire Academy for nine days from July 20-27, 2013
What is the cost of the Academy?
A non-refundable $50 registration fee is required after students have been accepted to the Academy. All other Academy expenses, including housing, meals and all Academy activities are provided by Missouri State University at no cost to participants. Travel to and from the Academy is not provided.
What is the application deadline?
Applications must be postmarked no later the March 15, 2013. Early applications are encouraged. All applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than April 1, 2013.
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MPAA policy of non-discrimination
Missouri State University and the Missouri Public Affairs Academy are communities of people with respect for diversity. MSU and the MPAA emphasize the dignity and equality common to all persons and adhere to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff and students. In addition, in accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, MSU and the MPAA do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or any program or activity. The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against. MSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action program, or compliance with federal and states laws should be addressed to:
The Affirmative Action Officer
Office of Human Resources
901 S. National Ave
Springfield, MO 65897.
Telephone: (417) 836-4252.