Zach Parolin spent Spring Break during his sophomore year sleeping on the streets of North Texas. The idea behind the five nights of self-induced homelessness was to raise awareness of the issue of youth homelessness and to honor his mother, who was displaced from her biological family during her teenage years.
Students were selected for the Academic Distinction Award based on the following three criteria:
- showing evidence of extraordinary intellectual curiosity;
- actively seeking knowledge beyond the classroom and striving to share that knowledge with public audiences for a broader impact;
- significantly contributing to the academic atmosphere at the University of Missouri.
At the age of 18, Shakked Halperin spent a year volunteering with Ethiopian children teaching high school math, English, percussion and art. Through that experience he developed a focus on improving the lives of others. Next fall, he will take that focus to the University of Cambridge after being named a recipient of the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
Even in today’s society, classic novels like Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice are still capturing the hearts of readers. For MU English major Grace McNamee, the British author is also her topic of research.
Mizzou senior Jordan Bartlebaugh says research has defined her undergraduate career. Now, thanks to a fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF), she will continue to conduct research following graduation.
Nationally Competitive Scholarships Information Panel: Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Gates-Cambridge, and Churchill Scholarships
Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
MU Student Center, Room 2206A
A panel discussion with scholarship recipients and experts aimed at students interested in applying for scholarships to study in the UK and Ireland.
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.