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Claire Shipp – 2022 Mark Twain Fellowship Recipient

A 2018 Chillicothe High School Graduate, Claire Shipp, is the recipient of the 2022 Mark Twain Fellowship.  This highly competitive, MU-sponsored award annually supports one Mizzou senior or recent graduate to pursue graduate study abroad in any discipline. The award comes with a $50,000 scholarship to cover tuition.

Claire Shipp and University of Missouri President Mun Choi.

In the announcement from the Univerisity of Missouri, Shipp says she planned on using her Truman Scholarship to study at The University of Oxford, but it was only going to cover one year. Shipp said. “Now, I’ll be able to cover the entire two-year program and do a year of research. Oxford’s School of Geography is the number one geography school in the world — I can’t believe I have the opportunity to study there. And it’s only possible because of this fellowship.”

Shipp, is a Chillicothe, Missouri, native who was also a Rhodes Scholarship finalist.  She will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management and Master of Science in Applied Agriculture Economics.

At Oxford, she will pursue a Master of Science in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance.

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