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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Truman Scholarship. Last year, Emily Waggoner was selected for the award becoming the 16th Truman…

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 every possible question an interviewer could ever throw at them. They refine their research proposals…

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 a world of difference between Dubai and the U.S. For one thing, he couldn’t figure…

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 eventually led to an eating disorder that left Waggoner weighing just 93 pounds.