Immigration is part of Fares Akremi’s family history. His father immigrated to the United States from Tunisia at age 28 and his mother’s aunt was granted asylum as a German Jew in the early 1930s. Akremi’s uncle hasn’t been heard from since 1988, when he attempted to leave North Africa.
MIZZOU ENDEAVORS is produced by the Office of Undergraduate Studies. This issue showcases MU undergraduate students excelling through research, fellowships, dedicated mentors, and more.
From Mizzou Magazine
Mizzou junior Samantha Franks received a position in the Fulbright Summer Institute and spent the summer studying at the University of Bristol in England.
The David L. Boren Scholarship funds study abroad opportunities to areas of the world that are critical to the future security of United States interests.
While the Kingdom of Morocco is not commonly discussed among the areas critical to the U.S. national security, many Boren Scholars visit the country and next year MU sophomore Ida Sophie Winter will join that list. Winter is one of two Mizzou undergraduates to receive the Boren Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year.
Nicole Monnier and Sheila Grant have been recognized for their efforts as mentors by being named inaugural recipients of the Ann K. Covington Award. The award recognizes members of the University faculty or staff who have mentored an undergraduate applicant for at least one nationally competitive fellowship.
October 22, 4:00pm
Room 2206A, MU Student Center
Xavier Billingsley, a 2013 University of Missouri graduate and Rangel Fellow, will co-host this information session about international affairs fellowship opportunities. The session will focus on Pickering, Rangel, and Fulbright fellowships.
October 29-30, 1:00-3:00pm (every half hour)
These information sessions will introduce students to various fellowship opportunities. All students, first year through seniors, are encouraged to attend.
Monday, November 10
The campus deadline for the Truman Scholarship is Monday, November 10. Applicants must be nominated by the University of Missouri to proceed to the national Truman Scholarship competition.
November 12, 2014
Critical Language Scholarship applications due November 12.
Monday, December 8
Boren Awards provide funding for U.S. students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests. The Boren Awards campus deadline is Monday, December 8.