Mizzou junior Maria Kalaitzandonakes has been awarded the Harry S Truman Scholarship, a nationally-competitive award that supports students dedicated to public service.
It was the Friday before Spring Break when Helen Bass was summoned to a meeting with the Office of Service-Learning staff. Awaiting her arrival to the second floor of Lowry Hall were MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley, College of Arts & Science Dean Michael O’Brien and Professor of Economics Jeff Milyo. They were there to make a special announcement: Bass had been selected to receive the Mark Twain Fellowship.
Senior Marcos Barcellona has been conducting research at Mizzou to study the development of a drug delivery system that is responsive to a range of external stimuli, which means the user could control the rate of release of the drug.
University of Missouri seniors Nicholas Bira and Ethan Zars have earned honorable mention recognition from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Mizzou has had numerous finalists for the Truman Scholarship and that list continues to grow as two MU juniors—Maria Kalaitzandonakes and Kate Hargis—have been selected as 2016 finalists.
March 30, 2016
The 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Program applications open March 30. The oldest federally funded cultural exchange program, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides recent graduates and young professionals funding to pursue study, research, and English teaching opportunities abroad.