Citizen Scholar Award

About the award

The Citizen Scholar Award was initiated in 2007 as a special Board of Governors program to recognize outstanding citizen scholars at Missouri State University. Fifty-three students since 2007 have been recognized for his/her stellar achievements with academics, community engagement and leadership. Citizen Scholar nominations may be made by Missouri State University faculty and staff members each fall.

It's that time of year to nominate our amazing students for the 2016-2017 Citizen Scholar Award. Nomination packet information can be found below. The deadline for the nomination packets is Sept. 15, 2016 by 5:00 pm. Any questions may be directed to the Office of Student Affairs via phone at 417-836-5526, or e-mail at

Nomination packet

Current scholars

Each year, six winners are selected by Board of Governor members in recognition for their outstanding accomplishments and strength of character.

Learn more about last year's Citizen Scholars

Citizen Scholar Statue
The Citizen Scholar Statue represents the University's public affairs mission.