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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.

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…

Sasha Gubina

A Rewarding Process

Students find value in applying for nationally-competitive fellowships. Anurag Chandran Every year, thousands of students around the world put hours upon hours of work into fellowship applications. They write and rewrite essays 10 to 20 times over. They prepare for…

Anurag Chandran

Well-traveled Scholar

Mizzou senior earns Schwarzman Scholarship When Anurag Chandran left his home in Dubai and moved to Columbia to start his freshman year at Mizzou, it was the first time he had traveled to the United States. As expected, he encountered…

Emily Waggoner

Wellness Crusader

As a freshman at Jefferson City High School, Emily Waggoner was having trouble fitting in. She was not performing well on the school’s softball team, and she was losing friends. She struggled with the transition to high school. That adversity…

Mizzou students and scholarship recipients Emily Cheng, Emily Waggoner and Brendan Marsh join MU Director of Fellowships Tim Parshall in the 2015 Homecoming Parade.

Scholarship Recipients, Kemper Fellows Recognized in Homecoming Parade

Among the floats and dignitaries recognized during Mizzou’s 2015 Homecoming parade was a trio of Mizzou students who were recently awarded prestigious fellowships and the 2015 class of Kemper Fellows.

Kinder Scholars Samantha Franks and Matt McKeown

A Strong Constitution

The University of Missouri’s Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, an interdisciplinary program that began in 2014, promotes scholarship and teaching on the American constitutional and democratic traditions. The Kinder Institute’s signiture programs include a Minor and Certificate in American Constitutional Democracy and…

Fulbright Scholarships Offer Students Opportunities Abroad

Pari Jafari has never lived outside of Columbia, Missouri. That is about to change. Jafari will spend the 2015-16 academic year in Belgium after being selected to receive a Fulbright grant. She is one of six former Mizzou students chosen…

Ben Trachtenberg

Faculty Help Sharpen Interview Skills

Thanks to his work with the Fellowships Office, MU School of Law Professor Ben Trachtenberg interacts regularly with undergraduates despite not teaching any undergraduate courses.

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.

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.