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Samantha Franks

Shipped Abroad

Mizzou junior Samantha Franks received a position in the Fulbright Summer Institute and spent the summer studying at the University of Bristol in England.

Mizzou Students Garner NSF Fellowship

Five years ago, Sarah Swartz’s goal was to receive an associate’s degree. Now, after earning a fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF), she will pursue a PhD. Swartz is one of eight current University of Missouri students to earn…

Ida Winter

Boren Scholars to Travel to Morocco, Jordan

The David L. Boren Scholarship funds study abroad opportunities to areas of the world that are critical to the future security of United States interests. While the Kingdom of Morocco is not commonly discussed among the areas critical to the U.S. national security, many Boren Scholars visit the country and next year MU sophomore Ida Sophie Winter will join that list. Winter is one of two Mizzou undergraduates to receive the Boren Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year.

UM Curator Ann Covington and Bioengineering Professor Shelia Grant

Inaugural Covington Award Honors Outstanding Mentors

Nicole Monnier and Sheila Grant have been recognized for their efforts as mentors by being named inaugural recipients of the Ann K. Covington Award. The award recognizes members of the University faculty or staff who have mentored an undergraduate applicant for at least one nationally competitive fellowship.

Mizzou Students to Participate in Fulbright UK Summer Institute

Two University of Missouri students have earned the opportunity to spend the upcoming summer in the United Kingdom. Kiersten Kuc and Samantha Franks have garnered positions in the Fulbright Summer Institute to the U.K.

Zach Parolin

Mark Twain Fellowship Sends MU Alumnus to Oxford

Zach Parolin spent Spring Break during his sophomore year sleeping on the streets of North Texas. The idea behind the five nights of self-induced homelessness was to raise awareness of the issue of youth homelessness and to honor his mother, who was displaced from her biological family during her teenage years.

Congratulations to the 2014 MU Award for Academic Distinction Winners!

Students were selected for the Academic Distinction Award based on the following three criteria: showing evidence of extraordinary intellectual curiosity; actively seeking knowledge beyond the classroom and striving to share that knowledge with public audiences for a broader impact; significantly contributing to the academic atmosphere at the University of Missouri.

Shakked Halperin

Recent Mizzou Graduate Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

At the age of 18, Shakked Halperin spent a year volunteering with Ethiopian children teaching high school math, English, percussion and art. Through that experience he developed a focus on improving the lives of others. Next fall, he will take that focus to the University of Cambridge after being named a recipient of the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Grace McNamee

Studies Take MU Student to England

Even in today’s society, classic novels like Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice are still capturing the hearts of readers. For MU English major Grace McNamee, the British author is also her topic of research.

Rebecca Taylor, Kasandra Bienhoff and Claire Friedrichsen

Fulbright Scholarships Send MU Students Abroad

Rebecca Taylor is one of three Mizzou seniors who will spend next year abroad after earning a Fulbright Scholarship from the U.S. State Department. Joining Taylor is Kasandra Bienhoff, who has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant for Bulgaria, and Claire Friedrichsen, who earned a Fulbright Study/Research grant for Italy.