Director’s Corner: November 2022

Hello CASE Scholars, family members and supporters. 

As we press forward with the Fall 2022 semester, I wanted to pass along a few scholarship opportunities to keep you focused and informed.

Remington R. Williams Award
  • New Scholarship announced in honor of former Student Representative to the UM Board of Curators, Remington R. Williams. One student from each of the four system campuses will be selected to receive $1,000 and a medal to wear during their commencement ceremony. The nomination process will open soon and will put an emphasis on students who have earned a minimum 3.0 GPA and have also made an impact on their institution, as well as inspired growth and development of fellow students in both academics and extracurricular activities, exhibited outstanding character and a collaborative spirit. Click here to learn more.
MU Office of Global and National Fellowships
  • The Global and National Fellowships office is looking for current sophomores or juniors for consideration in the 2023 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program competition. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in undergraduate research and commitment to a research career. Students conducting research in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, and psychology are eligible (all eligible fields of study listed here). The scholarship covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 for one year or, on occasion, for two years. Qualified students can apply for a Goldwater Scholarship campus nomination. They can find out more information at a Goldwater information session, 3–4 p.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 2, via Zoom.
  • The MU Office of Global and National Fellowships is looking for students who are interested in immersive language learning while studying abroad. Learn more about the  Boren Awards,  which pays up to $30,000  for students to go on long-term, language-based study abroad programs focused on one of dozens of  critical languages. Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, Boren is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any major. A long-term interest in working for the federal government is not required, but such students are encouraged to apply. Boren is a prestigious, nationally competitive award that Mizzou students are selected for every year!
  • Finally, I am saddened to inform you that Mrs. Fallon Smith will be leaving MU and the CASE Marketing Team after three years. As I understand it, an aerospace company has recognized her significant talents (as we have) and is hiring her as their Vice President of Communications. Although we are sad to see her go, we are extremely excited for her and her family. Good luck, Fallon! Your contributions to CASE and the Marketing Team will be truly missed!  

I realize that some of our scholars may be going through some stressors at this juncture of the semester. I want you to know that we are here for you.  If you need anything, please reach out. Please stop by. I can be reached at 573-884-8355 (direct line).

All the best!


E. Andre Thorn, Ph.D
Director, Center for Academic Success & Excellence (CASE)
“Serving Students Since 1995”
110 Student Success Center, 909 Lowry Mall
Columbia, MO  65211
P: 573-882-9208
F: 573-884-4353

Indigenous Peoples and Lands Acknowledgement:
I would like to acknowledge that I work in what is colonially known as “Missouri,” and that these were the homelands of the tribal nations of the Nutachi (Missouria), Jiwere (Otoe), Wahzhazhe (Osage), Ogáxpa (Quapaw), Chikasha (Chickasaw), Illini, and Báxoǰe (Ioway), among others.