Meet Our Scholars


High School: Eaglecrest High School
Major: Educational Studies & Black Studies
Class: 2022

My time at Mizzou has been a time of growth, leadership, and figuring out how to not only leave campus a better place than I found it,  but also society at large. During my undergraduate period, I’ve been a:
– Summer Welcome Leader: I led orientation to welcome incoming students and families to the university
– Legion of Black Collegians: I currently serve as vice president of the first and only Black student government in the country advocating for a more equitable institution in a society where systemic racism impacts so many
– Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative: I am a teaching assistants for an award-winning leadership development program for Black freshman males provided by the Gaines Oldham Black Culture Center
– McNair Scholar: I do undergraduate research on the value of Black life to historically white institutions, and where I help in the preparation for graduate school – which I hope to attend.

I am thankful to the Rocky Mountain Tigers for seeing the value in the work I do on campus. This work isn’t easy and it’s not fun, but it is important and necessary work for those who wish to see more equitable and just society. I’d also like to thank the donors and alumni who make this possible. May we all continue to support programs and people who represent what it means to be leaders and who make us better as a society. Much Love.


High School: Arapahoe High School
Major: Journalism, Strategic Communications
: 2022

I am a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, as well as a student intern in the Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing at the university. I have enjoyed 4 amazing years at Mizzou and am looking forward to the opportunities which lie ahead after graduation. This spring, I will participate in NSAC for my Journalism Capstone requirement. This class involves me in a competition with schools across the country to perform advertising and public relations work for a real-life client!



High School: Chaparral High School
Major: Business, Marketing
Minor: Hospitality Management
: 2022

Throughout my 4 years here at Mizzou, I have had the privilege to be a part of Greek Life, Tour Team, Greek Week, Formal Recruitment as a Panhellenic Counselor, and so much more. Through Alpha Chi Omega, I have participated in Homecoming, Greek Week, intramural sports, and numerous philanthropy events. I was a member of the Greek Week Steering Committee for 2021 Greek Week and I had the most amazing time being a leader for an event that holds so close to my heart!
I am also a member of Tour Team and have had the opportunity to share my love and passion for Mizzou with prospective freshman. I absolutely love my job and getting to explain to people when they ask me with a puzzled look as to why I would ever leave Colorado for Missouri. This is something that I am so sad to be ending next May when I graduate!

I have also worked at the Mizzou Admissions office as a front desk worker since freshman year and recently accepted an internship as the Events Intern. I assist with Mizzou events that happen in state as well as out of state. This has given me the opportunity to work many countdown events and get the opportunity to talk to more prospective students who want to come to Mizzou! Coming to Mizzou was one of the best decisions I ever made, and I am so glad to be able to have such a love for this school! Thank you so much to the very generous donors of the Rocky Mountain Tigers Scholarship for granting me with the financial help to be able continue studying for my dream job at my dream school. M-I-Z!


High School: Chaparral High School
Major: Nursing
: 2023

Over the past four semesters I have been lucky to call both Columbia and Colorado home! As a junior, I can look back and see that Mizzou has provided me with a place to grow and thrive in college. I have grown in my passion for learning and my involvement with PHA, College Mentors for Kids, campus ministries, becoming a peer learning assistant for microbiology, and serving as an ambassador for prospective students through Mizzou Outreach. These past semesters have undoubtedly inspired me and showed me what it means to be a true Mizzou tiger. I look forward to seeing how my future at Mizzou enables me to become the best nurse and person that I can be!

I am so thankful for the Rocky Mountain Tigers efforts that help me to know I have a Colorado family in Missouri. I always feel a special sense of home when I meet my fellow Colorado tigers. I would like to give recognition to our donors who make it possible for students like me to pursue their dreams out-of-state with genuine encouragement and generous financial support. Thank you sincerely, and of course, M-I-Z!


High School: Rampart High School
: 2023

I am part of Women In Media and the MU Queer Media Association

I’ve enjoyed my time here at Mizzou mainly because it’s given me hands-on learning and experience I can use once I enter the workforce. The journalism school allows me to have credible experience working in multiple newsrooms and within the community. It’s through student media organizations like The Maneater where I learned my passion for science journalism and have put it to practice while working at the MU Bond Life Sciences Center where I write stories on research. 

Overall, I’m glad I chose Mizzou.


High School: Kent Denver School
Major: Broadcast Journalism and International Studies
: 2024

I’m in my sophomore year at Mizzou with a double major in Journalism and International Studies. I am intending to focus on Peace Studies as my emphasis in International Studies.

I am continuing to stay very busy during my sophomore year. Along with my involvement with my sorority, Pi Beta Phi, I’m running for Missouri Student’s Association (MSA) VP under the Show Me Mizzou (@showmemizzou22) slate. I am also interning in Washington DC in the US House of Representatives for the semester as part of the CLIP Congressional Program.



High School: Fairview High School
Major: Journalism and Political Science
: 2024

I am an executive board member of Women in Media and am also currently conducting undergraduate research with my research mentor, Professor Alison Young. In my free time, I love to walk on the MKT trail or visit Rocheport. I am so happy to be at Mizzou! I have great friends there and have loved partaking in some of the Mizzou traditions with them this year! I always feel supported by the faculty and have doors open for me at Mizzou that I wouldn’t have open otherwise. I’m so grateful to have this college experience. Go Tigers!




High School: Regis Jesuit High School
Major: Animal Sciences
: 2024

Mizzou stood out to me because of its’ excellent animal sciences program and its’ emphasis on providing students with hands on experiences in their chosen fields of study. After being accepted to the Pre-Vet Scholars and Discovery Fellows programs, I visited Mizzou and immediately felt at home on campus and decided that Mizzou was the right fit for me.

So far, I am involved with the Discovery Fellows program, which has allowed me to work 8-10 hours every week in a bovine epigenetics laboratory under Dr. Rocio Rivera. I am also a Pre-Vet Scholar, which means that I have a spot secured in Mizzou’s vet school if I fulfill the program’s requirements for veterinary experience and academic performance. Through this program, I’ve gotten involved with Mizzou’s Pre-Vet club where I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a variety of speakers from the world of veterinary medicine.

I’ve also gotten involved at the equine facility through my equine practicum class, and I look forward to taking Intro to Foaling next semester, where I’ll have the opportunity to spend more time at the equine facility and help several horses have their foals! I hope to gain more livestock experience through the Block and Bridle club, which I plan to join next semester. Additionally,  I’ve also enjoyed utilizing MizzouRec’s gym almost every day and love finding new study spots around campus!


High School: Prospect Ridge Academy
Major: Mechanical Engineering
: 2025

I chose Mizzou because I really enjoyed touring the school, and it was the one school that I could see myself flourishing as a student down the road.

At Mizzou, I am involved with Veritas, Formula SAE, and Tigers Lair. It has been a blast meeting new people and spending my time in these clubs. I have also really enjoyed getting to make new friends in my classes.  Go Tigers!




Major: Journalism 
: 2025


Major: Journalism
: 2025


Major: Textile & Apparel Management
: 2025

Mizzou gave me a really special campus tour when I visited and when it came down to choosing where I would attend college, it checked all of the boxes. I loved the homey, walkable campus, how it was far from home but not too far, and how much Mizzou values spirit and tradition. I also thought Mizzou had a great program for my major and had fantastic options for financial aid.

So far, I am involved in Alumni Association Student Board, Association of Textile and Apparel Management (the student organization for my major), Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Club Dance. In the summer, I would love to be a counselor for Camp Kesem if I am lucky enough to get that role!

Past RMT Scholars
 Larissa Babiak • Katherine Bernacchi-Sass • Lexi Crowder • Caitlin Danborn • Taryn Fox • Liliana Hamilton • Alyssa Hehemann • Sarah Muller • Catherine Stallings • Abby Wist

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