Promoting Opportunities for Work, Education and Resilience
Become a Bear
Earn a Bear POWER certificate of completion from Missouri State. Start in the fall and graduate with your certificate in an area of emphasis that you choose based on your career interest. You will have a combination of college coursework, Bear POWER Academic Support Sessions, and internship experiences. Audit your courses as noncredit or take them for credit – this flexible program allows options for students and supports are individualized based on your specific needs.
As part of this program, you may:
- Complete an individualized program based on your particular interests.
- Walk in the graduation ceremony at program completion with your peers.
- Become part of a small group of individuals working toward the same goal.
- Live on campus within the residence halls.
- Access all campus resources, as well as those offered through Bear POWER.
- Secure an internship while participating in the program.
- Enjoy a sense of independence gaining skills that may allow you to work.
Explore Bear POWER, meet the people involved in it and preview life at Missouri State.
Find out the details about attending Missouri State as a Bear POWER student.
Discover what is required for admission into the program. Learn how to apply and get started with our checklist.
Determine your estimated cost with our outlined fees and associated costs.
View a list of available scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
Apply to become a mentor supporting Bear POWER students academically and within social settings.
Join the many generous donors who have offered their financial support for the development of this program.