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MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright congratulates Mark Twain Fellowship recipient Becca Craigg.

A Reflection of Generosity

Mark Twain Fellowship recipient Becca Craigg got the surprise of her life when MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright made the presentation in her lab. Next stop? Trinity College Dublin.

Matthew Busch

Connecting across Continents: Reflections on Mumbai

Matthew Busch, a 2012 University of Missouri School of Journalism photojournalism graduate, received a Fulbright research grant in 2017 to document migrant communities in the city of Mumbai and its surrounding satellite cities. As stated in his Fulbright application, Matthew…

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Devoted to Mentoring

As a freshman at Mizzou in 2010, Rachel Newman had her future mapped out. An elementary education major, Newman planned to earn her degree, become a fifth-grade teacher and eventually be an elementary school principal. However, her time as an MU student led to a slight change in plans.

Rachel Patteson

Weathering the Storm

Rachel Patteson lived in orphanages and foster homes as a child and was homeless during much of her high school years. Now, she prepares to graduate from Mizzou and study in London thanks to the Mark Twain Fellowship.

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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.

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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.

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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.