Scholarship Opportunity for Engineering Summer Camp Available to MMA Cadets

Scholarship Opportunity for Engineering Summer Camp Available to MMA Cadets

Thanks to a scholarship anonymously supported by an alumnus, select freshman, sophomore and junior cadets interested in the STEM field will have the opportunity to attend the Jackling Introduction to Engineering camp at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) for free.

Through the Jackling Introduction to Engineering camp, 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, the 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.

Registration for Jackling Institute Introduction to Engineering Summer Camps is open. This year's dates are June 9-13, 23-27, and July 7-11, 2024.

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 rising 10th-12th graders in fall 2024
  • complete and submit the MMA application form (due Feb. 28)
  • submit a typed essay (250-500 words) describing their interest in science, math, engineering and/or medicine and a desire to attend the camp.

Cumulative GPA will also be considered with the application.

Through our admissions agreement with Missouri S&T, even though a cadet does not receive a full camp scholarship from the donor, they can receive camp scholarships for all of Missouri S&T summer camps by identifying themselves as an MMA cadet on their Jackling Institute Introduction to Engineering summer camp application.

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

Did you know? Missouri S&T partners with MMA to provide cadets with ROTC scholarships and college credit for Project Lead the Way (PLTW) classes.

The Jackling Introduction to Engineering summer camp introduces cadets and other high school students to a variety of careers in engineering. In past years, MMA Cadets Peter Didicher ʼ23, Yu-Jen Tong ʼ22 and Gorka-Aitor Yarte-Zertuche ʼ23 earned scholarships to attend the camp.

Didicher believes that MMA STEM classes have prepared him well for the future. He is one of five MMA 2023 graduates accepted to Missouri S&T, ranked fifth in the nation in 2022 according to Money magazine’s list of “Best Colleges for Engineering Majors.”

Below, MMA cadets on a National STEM Day field trip to Missouri S&T in November 2023 ran into Didicher on his way to class. 

Missouri Military Academy cadets on a field trip to Missouri S&T

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