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MU Student Gives Back

Jessica Anania is not your average college student. A triple major, studying international reporting, political science and psychology, Anania is also a world traveler, social justice advocate and research assistant.

Convincing Trajectory

Years of preparation and mentoring prepare Mizzou students for prestigious fellowships.

Family History Inspires Career Interest

Immigration is part of Fares Akremi’s family history. His father immigrated to the United States from Tunisia at age 28 and his mother’s aunt was granted asylum as a German Jew in the early 1930s. Akremi’s uncle hasn’t been heard from since 1988, when he attempted to leave North Africa.

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 the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF), which recognizes outstanding students in science, technology, engineering and…

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.

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.

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.