For the Students
Students are focus of association programming.
During a recent discussion of the Mizzou Alumni Association’s long-range plan, volunteers were loud and clear that we should enhance the association experience for Mizzou students. For years, the association has been intentional about doing just that. We dedicate a full-time staffer to student programs, and landmark events including Tiger Walk, Mizzou Homecoming and Senior Sendoff have become rights of passage.
We offer students ways to get involved in the association through our True Tigers program. It’s important that they know who we are and what we do before they graduate. At more than 5,500 members, True Tigers is the largest student organization on campus and one of the largest such programs nationwide. The Alumni Association Student Board leads students by educating them about the value of supporting Mizzou.
Providing scholarships is one of the pillars of our association. Most of our scholarship money is raised by alumni chapters and provided to local students. Thanks to our members and Traditions Fund donors, we’ve increased scholarships by 110 percent in the past 10 years. This includes our new Legacy Scholarships for children of alumni.
We all cherish memories of our time at Mizzou. I am grateful for the thousands of alumni who pay it forward through our alumni association to enhance today’s student experience.
Amount for scholarships given by the Mizzou Alumni Association, 2012–13.
Chapter scholarships: Members nationwide raise money for local students.
Red Graham [Arts ’37] Scholarship: 125 four-year awards named for entertainer
True Sons and Daughters Scholarship: 50 for students with a parent who attended Mizzou
True Tiger Scholarship: five for student association members
Bus Enstminger [BS Ed ’49, M Ed ’50] Scholarship: funded by a charitable golf tourney named for former Tiger quarterback and alumni director