Scholarship Opportunity for Engineering Summer Camp Available to MMA Cadets

Thanks to a scholarship courtesy of Chris Schafer ’89 – a Missouri Military Academy alum and graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) – select freshmen, sophomore, and junior cadets interested in the STEM field will have the opportunity to attend the Jackling Introduction to Engineering camp for free.

Through the Jackling Introduction to Engineering camp at Missouri S&T, cadets will be introduced to a variety of engineering fields with demonstrations and activities related to each discipline. Attendees will learn about what engineers do, what tools they use and how the various engineering fields affect everyday life. Afternoon activities will include interactive workshops and problems such as software development, aerospace testing and problem-solving, exploration of state-of-the-art engineering materials breakthroughs, and the process of product development and testing.

The camp offers three sessions on June 12-16, June 26-30, and July 10-14, 2022.

In past years, MMA Cadets Yu-Jen Tong '22 and Gorka-Aitor Yarte-Zertuche '23 earned scholarships to attend in 2021, and Cadets Keegan Youngblood ʼ22 and Jeremiah Webster ʼ23 earned scholarships to the 2020 camp.

Two cadets will be selected this spring for Schafer’s scholarship. Cadets interested in applying for the scholarship should see Maj. Mike Pemberton, science department chair, in Barnard Hall room 106 for an application. They can also email him at

To be eligible, cadets must ...

  • be in good standing at MMA
  • be in grades 9-11
  • complete and submit the MMA application form (due Feb. 28)
  • submit a typed essay (250-500 words) describing interest in science, math, engineering and/or medicine and a desire to attend the camp.

Cumulative GPA will also be considered with the application.

Read more about Schafer’s scholarship support here.

Read more about the Missouri S&T Jackling Introduction to Engineering Camp here.

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