New budget cuts could effect many MU programs

June 25, 2011 | 4:26 p.m. CDT
Every summer for years hundreds of high school students have come to the MU campus at participate in Missouri Scholars Academy. Earlier this month Gov. Jay Nixon announced that UM state funding for the 2012 fiscal year would be cut by 8.1 percent. The summer camp is one of many educational programs facing possible funding cuts. Director Ted Tarkow is confident that the program will not be cancelled in the coming years. Right now, one third of the funding for the program comes from the state, one third comes from private donations and the rest comes from sponsors. See students participating in the camp and listen as they talk about their experiences. About 330 students from around Missouri participating in the camp, which runs through July 2. Though the camp has recruited international high school students in the past, it did not continue to do so this year because of the extra cost of bringing them to the camp.