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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.

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.

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.

Prestigious NSF Fellowships Awarded to Mizzou Students, Alumni

Mizzou senior Jordan Bartlebaugh says research has defined her undergraduate career. Now, thanks to a fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF), she will continue to conduct research following graduation.

MU Excels Celebrates Fellowship Applicants

Applying for nationally-competitive awards and fellowships can be both challenging and rewarding. On April 10, a celebration was held to recognize MU students who have applied for those awards and fellowships with support from the MU Fellowships Office.

Past MSA President Earns Prestigious Rangel Fellowship

Mizzou senior Xavier Billingsley has had a busy undergraduate experience at Mizzou. He has directed an Alternative Spring Break trip, served as a Summer Welcome leader and interned at the United States Embassy in Jamaica. In addition, he was the 2012 Homecoming King and, probably most notably, he served as the president of the Missouri Student Association in 2012. Now, he is preparing for life after graduation.

MU Alumna Lindsey Murray Named Gates Cambridge Scholar

Lindsey Murray, BS ’03, is one of 39 recipients of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of the world's most celebrated honors for post-baccalaureate study. The highly-competitive Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards given to applicants outside the United Kingdom to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

Mizzou Student Jaclyn Herr Inspires Others as Rhodes Finalist

The process of pursuing a fellowship can be daunting. While applying and interviewing for the Rhodes Trust Scholarship, Jaclyn Herr says she gained an “even-worse-than- before addiction to coffee and maybe some minor hair loss.” More importantly, she gained a better sense of self-confidence.

Six Mizzou Students Earn Fulbright

For the second-consecutive year, six University of Missouri students have been awarded the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright Scholarship for 2012-13, which will allow them to study, teach and conduct research in a variety of regions around the world.

Mizzou Student to Study Arabic in Tunisia

MU student Sammie Hill, who just completed her junior year, has been awarded the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), which will allow her to study Arabic in Tunis, Tunisia for two months this summer.