In the following story, I have featured four special alumni, all of whom have been chosen by a select committee to represent the University of Missouri as Mark Twain Fellows, an honor bestowed upon one outstanding candidate to undertake a year of post-graduate study abroad.
As an awardee of the 2017 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship, University of Missouri junior Jacob Waldinger spent the summer studying Russian in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
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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A conversation in the backseat of a taxi in India set University of Missouri alumnus Matthew Busch on a path to becoming a Fulbright finalist.
One student and one alumna from the University of Missouri are adding to already impressive lists of accolades after accepting the 2017 Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship. Junior Taylor Cofield earned the undergraduate fellowship, while May 2016 graduate Sasha Gubina received the graduate fellowship.
It was an article about beekeeping that Megan Tyminski wrote for the Columbia Daily Tribune that started Tyminski on a path towards the Udall Scholarship. The article caught the attention of MU Director of Fellowships Tim Parshall, who contacted Tyminski and encouraged her to consider applying for the Udall Scholarship.
Senior Brendan Marsh was not sure why he was being led into the Chancellor’s Conference Room in Jesse Hall. He was told he was needed for a photo, but once he entered, he found a Chancellor’s Staff meeting being held.
University of Missouri junior Taylor Cofield has been selected for the Harry S Truman Scholarship, a nationally-competitive award that supports students dedicated to public service. Selections for the Truman Scholarship are chosen on the basis of their academic success and leadership accomplishments, as well as their likelihood of becoming public service leaders.
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Application Deadline: Dec. 10, 2017
Application Opens: Nov. 1, 2017
Application Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017
Application Deadline: Dec. 18, 2017
Application Deadline: Jan. 5, 2018