October 2021 News

Diving In: CASE Scholar Angelique Allen Pursues Her Ph.D.

MU Graduate Angelique Allen has always kept herself busy. After moving from Westfield, New Jersey to Kansas City during seventh grade, she participated in several clubs and sports. In high school, she was on the executive board for the Spanish National Honors Society . She also helped host a basketball tournament between the two high schools…

Financial Literacy Friday: How to Build Good Credit in College

Mizzou's Center for Academic Success & Excellence (CASE) has collaborated with The Office for Financial Success (OFS) to provide finance tips to college students. This is part 3 of our Financial Literacy Friday campaign series: How to Build Good Credit in College.   https://youtu.be/5fqXjkq1izg  

Director’s Corner: Registration, Scholarships, Emergency Funding

Hello CASE Scholars, families and supporters: We are officially halfway towards the completion of the Fall 2021 semester. As we press on and persist, there are a number of time-sensitive opportunities and resources that I wanted to share with you: Registration season is among us for the Spring 2022 semester. It will begin on October…

Accomplished Brooks Scholar Paul “Isah” Odu Jr. Takes on Oxford

When Paul “Isah” Odu Jr. interviewed for the opportunity of a lifetime, he was grateful and confident, not nervous. Through the selection process for the Kinder Institute Fellowship at Oxford University, a situation where others might be self-conscious or anxious, Odu was the definition of calm, cool and collected. MU Senior…

Financial Literacy Friday: FAFSA Prep and Steps for Success

Mizzou's Center for Academic Success & Excellence (CASE) has collaborated with The Office for Financial Success (OFS) to provide finance tips to college students. This is part 2 of our Financial Literacy Friday campaign series. https://youtu.be/o6BeEsK_9vY

Lifting a Family’s Legacy: KC Scholar Christian Ricketts

It’s early in the morning and Christian Ricketts is leaving the Mizzou recreation center. On the 15-minute walk back to his apartment, a fellow student yells, “Hey! Are you on the football team?” It’s a question Ricketts gets asked often. At 6 feet 2 inches tall and 220 pounds, he doesn't fault the assumptions. However,…

Director’s Corner: Progress Check, FAFSA and HEERF III Funds

Hello CASE Scholars, families and supporters, We are almost at the halfway mark for the Fall 2021 semester and I wanted to highlight a couple of time sensitive items for you: Mid-Semester Progress Check Process, FAFSA, and HEERF III Funds for students. Mid-Semester Progress Check  Each semester, it’s always a good idea right before the…