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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MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin congratulates Emily Waggoner on her selection as a Truman Scholar. Photo by Lizz Cardwell.MU’s Emily Waggoner Earns Truman Scholarship

Emily Waggoner has come a long way since being diagnosed with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa as a high school freshman. Now, Waggoner is concluding her junior year at Mizzou, a year highlighted by her selection as a Truman Scholar.

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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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Fulbright U.S. Student Program Campus Deadline

Monday, August 31, 5:00pm

The campus deadline to apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is Monday, August 31. Contact the Fellowships Office as soon as possible if you are interested in applying for a Fulbright grant.

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Fulbright Application Tips!

Summer & Fall 2015

Fulbright U.S. Student Program applications are now open! Learn how to prepare an outstanding application through these guidelines and tips.

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Campus Deadline for UK Fellowships

August 31, 2015

The campus deadline for Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, and Churchill scholarships is Monday, August 31.

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Mitchell Scholarship Campus Deadline

August 31, 2015

The Mitchell Scholarship supports one year of postgraduate study at any institution in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Deadlines

Fall 2015

The 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF) application deadlines will be available in late summer of 2015. Contact the Fellowships Office as soon as possible to discuss applying for an NSF GRF.

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