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Ted Tarkow, Sam Ennis, Chad Ennis in front of Missouri columns

A Family Tradition

In June of 1993, just before his junior year of high school, my dad, Chad Ennis, participated in Missouri Scholars Academy at the University of Missouri. That experience represented his first introduction to higher education. It was there that he…


Portrait of Augus Hemmerla

A Passion for Learning

Learning Center tutor August Hemmerla is one of nine Cherng Summer Scholarship recipients from the MU Honors College.


Peyton Sumpter portrait

Headed for the Big Leagues

Sister, researcher and sports enthusiast wins the Outstanding Discovery Fellow award as a freshman.

First in the Nation

Founded in 1958 as the nation’s first honors college, we currently enroll 2,400+ students and feature an alumni base of over 13,000 graduates. We offer nearly 200 unique courses every year, have an active faculty of 220 of MU’s most accomplished scholars, and provide over $34 million in annual endowed scholarships, grants, and aid. The College serves a diverse group of high-achieving students, with majors in nearly every discipline from Art to Engineering, so that they can excel in all facets of their education, and become engaged in a pursuit of life-long, interdisciplinary learning. We provide a rich and dynamic environment, fully engaged in all of the intellectual and interpersonal dimensions of a student’s life – scholarly inquiry, research, creative endeavors, and post-graduate success.

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