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 2021-2022 Citizen Scholar Award have closed. Any questions may be directed to the Office of Student Affairs via phone at 417-836-5526, or email at

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