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Critical Language Scholars-2018

Speaking Up

MU alumna Emily Key, journalism and international studies dual major Clare Roth and journalism major Victor Topouria have earned the Critical Language Scholarship.

Lydia-Wilson-Savannah-Modesitt

Going International

As commencement nears for Savannah Modesitt and Lydia Wilson, new experiences await them halfway around the world. Next fall, Modesitt and Wilson will immerse themselves into new cultures after earning the David L. Boren Scholarship.

Goldwater Scholars

Striking Gold(water)

As roommates, Luke Guerdan and Evan Teters had lively conversations in the apartment they shared. Oftentimes, those discussions revolved around computer science. They never imagined that both would eventually become Goldwater Scholarship recipients.

christopher-caroline dade

A Mizzou Family

There was a lot for MU senior Christopher Dade to celebrate during the week of Thanksgiving. That week he learned he was a recipient of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship.

Siyu Lei

Globetrotting Scholar

After studying at Mizzou, then working in Myanmar, MU alumna Siyu Lei will return to China after earning the Schwarzman Scholarship.

Mark Twain Fellowship Winners

Innocents Abroad: On the University of Missouri’s Mark Twain Fellowship

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.

Jacob Waldinger

Learning in Russia

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.

Matthew Busch

Fulbright Voyagers

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.

Taylor Cofield

Worldly Scholars

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.

Megan Tyminski

Environmentally Friendly

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.

Brendan Marsh

Elite Company

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.

Taylor Cofield

Mizzou Adds Another Truman Scholar

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.

Maria Kalaitzandonakes

Fighting Hunger

Mizzou ’39 member and Truman Scholar Maria Kalaitzandonakes is out to feed the world.

From Mizzou News

Taylor Cofield

Learning by Immersion

To master the Arabic language, MU junior Taylor Cofield knew she had to do more than take classes and work with a tutor. Studying in Madaba, Jordan this past summer gave her the opportunity to not only practice her Arabic, but to immerse herself in another country’s culture.

Samantha Franks

Record-breaking Success

When Samantha Franks was notified of her selection for a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program her emotions ranged from relief to disbelief.

Maria Kalaitzandonakes

University of Missouri Junior Selected for Truman Scholarship

Mizzou junior Maria Kalaitzandonakes has been awarded the Harry S Truman Scholarship, a nationally-competitive award that supports students dedicated to public service.

Helen Bass

England Bound

It was the Friday before Spring Break when Helen Bass was summoned to a meeting with the Office of Service-Learning staff. Awaiting her arrival to the second floor of Lowry Hall were MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley, College of Arts & Science Dean Michael O’Brien and Professor of Economics Jeff Milyo. They were there to make a special announcement: Bass had been selected to receive the Mark Twain Fellowship.

Goldwater Scholarship Foundation Recognizes Two Mizzou Students

University of Missouri seniors Nicholas Bira and Ethan Zars have earned honorable mention recognition from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Marcos Barcellona

NSF Fellowships Awarded to Mizzou Students, Alumni

Senior Marcos Barcellona has been conducting research at Mizzou to study the development of a drug delivery system that is responsive to a range of external stimuli, which means the user could control the rate of release of the drug.

Kate Hargis and Maria Kalaitzandonakes

Scholarship Finalists

Two Mizzou students prepare to interview for Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Maria Kalaitzandonakes has found value in the process of applying for the Truman Scholarship. The University of Missouri has developed a tradition of success when it comes to the…