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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Samantha FranksShipped Abroad

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.

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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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International Affairs Fellowships Information Session

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. 

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Boren Awards Information Session

October 15, 3:00pm

Room 12, Student Success Center

The MU Fellowships Office will co-host this information with Steffi Ammons, Boren Scholarship and Fellowship Program Officer from the Institute of International Education.  Boren Awards provide generous funding for both undergraduate and graduate students applying to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests.

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Truman Scholarship Information Session

October 2, 4:00pm

Room 2206C, MU Student Center

This information session will introduce students to the Truman Scholarship and its application process.  While only juniors are eligible to apply for the Truman Scholarship, we encourage freshmen and sophomores to attend to learn more about this opportunity.

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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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