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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.

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.