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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Jessica AnaniaAn Interest of Conflict

On the day before Spring Break, Jessica Anania was summoned to the office of MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin. A few days earlier Anania had interviewed for the Mark Twain Fellowship and she thought the meeting with Loftin was to answer follow-up questions before the final selection was made. However, upon arriving at Loftin’s office, the chancellor congratulated her on being the award’s recipient.

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Four MU Students Recognized by Goldwater Scholarship Foundation

The University of Missouri nominated four students—the maximum permitted—for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and all four received recognition from the Goldwater Foundation.

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Faculty Involvement Leads Students to Fellowship Success

Having received the Marshall Scholarship while attending Bucknell University, biological sciences professor Sarah Bush understands what goes into earning a fellowship. That’s why when she was asked to be part of a panel to help applicants prepare to interview for fellowships like the Marshall Scholarship, it was an easy decision.

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U.S. Department of State Celebrates 75 Years of International Exchange Programs

Throughout 2015, the U.S. Department of State will celebrate 75 years of international exchange programs. The U.S. Department of State administers exchange programs for more than 50,000 participants each year.  Shortly after World War I, the United States realized that fostering mutual understanding among different cultures could have a greater impact than weapons. This insight led to the U.S. Department of State forming a Division of Cultural Relations, and the first exchange program visitor arrived in the United States from Ecuador in 1940.

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German Internship Selects MU Student as Program Ambassador

Imagine arriving in a foreign country with one piece of luggage, severe jet lag and no idea how to get to your destination. That was the reality for Andrew Allee, a biochemistry major at MU, when he arrived in Berlin for the RISE internship through the German Academic Exchange Service last summer.

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Major Fellowships Information Session

Tuesday, April 14, 5:00pm

Memorial Union North 243

This session will introduce students to prestigious nationally competitive award programs, focusing on Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Churchill, and Gates Cambridge scholarships. These fellowships provide funding for graduate study and/or independent research projects.

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2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Applications Open

March 31, 2015

The 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Program applications open March 31. 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. 

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MU Excels

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 4:00-5:30pm

Memorial Union South 304

MU Excels is an annual reception honoring students who have applied for competitive fellowships and the students' mentors.  If you have applied for a fellowship this year, please plan to attend this celebratory event. The Fellowships Office will send official invitations in late February.

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