What is a Fellowship?

Fellowships are nationally competitive grants, scholarships, and similar funding opportunities for students. Typically, fellowships fund study, research, or teaching in the United States or abroad.

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Ida WinterBoren Scholars to Travel to Morocco, Jordan

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.

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UM Curator Ann Covington and Bioengineering Professor Shelia GrantInaugural Covington Award Honors Outstanding Mentors

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.

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Mizzou Students to Participate in Fulbright UK Summer Institute

Two University of Missouri students have earned the opportunity to spend the upcoming summer in the United Kingdom. Kiersten Kuc and Samantha Franks have garnered positions in the Fulbright Summer Institute to the U.K.

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Megan Schroeder explaining her research at a poster session.Mizzou Students Garner NSF Fellowship

Five years ago, Sarah Swartz’s goal was to receive an associate’s degree. Now, after earning a fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF), she will pursue a PhD.

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Congratulations to the 2014 MU Award for Academic Distinction Winners!

Students were selected for the Academic Distinction Award based on the following three criteria:

  1. showing evidence of extraordinary intellectual curiosity;
  2. actively seeking knowledge beyond the classroom and striving to share that knowledge with public audiences for a broader impact;
  3. significantly contributing to the academic atmosphere at the University of Missouri.

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Fulbright Application Tips!

October 14

Click here to find application tips and reference writer guidelines for Study/Research in Academic Fields (Full Grants) and English Teaching Assistantships.

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Campus Deadlines for Scholarships are September 1st

September 1

The Campus Deadline for Fulbright, Marshall, and Mitchell is September 1!  Set up an appointment with the Fellowships Office today to get an early start.

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General Honors 1030H, Section 4: Applying for Nationally Competitive Fellowships

Spring 2014

Second 8-week session; contact Tim Parshall for information about and permission for this course designed for current juniors considering applying for awards including Fulbright, NSF GRF, Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge, and Churchill.

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