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. Eighty-three (83) students since 2007 have been recognized for their stellar achievements with academics, community engagement and leadership. Citizen Scholar nominations may be made by Missouri State University faculty and staff members each fall.

The nominations for the 2022-2023 Citizen Scholar Award have opened. The deadline for nominations is September 8th. We have provided the form and information below. 

Any questions may be directed to the Office of Student Affairs via phone at 417-836-5526, or email at

2022 Citizen Scholar Letter from Dr. Siscoe
2022-2023 Criteria for Consideration
2022-2023 Nomination Form
2022-2023 Cover Letter Example

Current Cohort

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

Learn More About the 2020-2021 Citizen Scholars

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