Mississippi State University will not host the 2020 Summer Scholars program this summer.  Thank all of you who applied.  Hopefully 2021 will be a better year.


Writers Camp: June 28-July 4, 2020
Production Camp: July 4-July 19, 2020

Those desiring early consideration should have their application submitted before March 1, 2020
Camps are open to current 7th - 12th grade students.

Mississippi State University’s Summer Scholars program offers two residential camps for gifted students from grades seventh through twelfth. Students will spend Writers Camp writing a script and creating music for their own play. Production campers will spend two weeks participating in auditions, practices, and various theatre lessons provided by experienced theatre instructors. The production is performed for the public in McComas Hall Theatre on the Mississippi State University campus.

Students spend their down time on Mississippi State’s campus led by a team of experienced residence staff. Students will participate in social and personal development through an array of activities that range from meditation practice to softball games. Trained counselors are on staff to ensure that each student is allowed to experience camp in a safe and healthy environment. Summer Scholars strives to create meaningful experiences for every student through inspirational staff, outstanding teachers, and lifelong friendships.



Mississippi State University's Summer Scholars Program is funded primarily by camp tuition,  Partial on-going funding is provided by the Dean's Office--College of Education, the LORENA J. "ROCKIE" SMITH ENDOWMENT FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS at Mississippi State University, and donations/grants.  Yearly, the director of the program submits a grant proposal, which has been graciously received for the past several years, to the Mississippi Arts Commission for program support.