Meet our San Diego Scholar, Georgiana!

Meet Georgiana Gnibus!

Hometown: Carlsbad, California
Major: Psychology

How is this scholarship impacting your education?
This scholarship has impacted my education by helping me attend Mizzou despite the far distance away from my hometown. Mizzou has so many opportunities for me, and this scholarship has made an extreme impact by helping with the costs of tuition and out-of-state travel. This support is very beneficial to helping me focus on involvement and academics..

Please describe your career goals:
I am extremely interested in working in the field of HR, or to continue my education and pursue a PhD in Industrial Organizational psychology. Wherever my career goes, I plan on having a job where I get to help people every day.

What are you involved in at Mizzou?
I am currently a member of Sigma Kappa, Psi Chi (honors psychologyclub), a Student Brand Manager at Mizzou for Red Bull, and I was a 2015 Summer Welcome Leader.

Personal note from your scholar:
Thank you SO much for your generosity! I am incredibly proud to represent San Diego at Mizzou, and I can’t wait to see where my journey takes me. M-I-Z!!!!

What inspired you to attend Mizzou?
I wanted the ultimate college experience, and Columbia is the perfect college town! I was inspired by the strong community, school pride, and fun at Mizzou.

Meet our San Diego Scholar, Ryan!

Meet Ryan Edwards!

Hometown: San Diego, California
Major: Finance

How is this scholarship impacting your education?
This scholarship is tremendously helping me attend the University of Missouri. I have been able to pursue a degree in finance at a prestigious 4- year University with an outstanding business college.

Please describe your career goals:
I would like to graduate in may of 2021 with a degree in finance and then go back to grad school and get my masters. I would like to become a financial advisor after I get my degree.

What are you involved in at Mizzou?
I am involved with Stripes, which is a service on campus that provides free rides home for students living in Columbia. I am also apart of Lead Peer Educators where I am training to teach groups of people about the kind of leaders they can be and how to best use their skills to lead confidently.

Personal note from your scholar:
Thank you so much for sponsoring this scholarship. You have given me such a great opportunity to achieve an education at a great school where I can pursue my passion. Being here has really changed my life for the better so thank you for being so generous and truly affecting lives.

What inspired you to attend Mizzou?
My sister is a senior here and after visiting her a few times, I fell in love with the campus, the people I met, and the city of Columbia. I am so happy to finally be here and to be studying here.

Meet our San Diego Scholar, Erin!

Meet Erin Trickel!

Hometown: California
Major: Secondary Education and Statistics

How is this scholarship impacting your education?
I work two jobs to cover my living expenses while attending the University of Missouri. There really isn’t enough time in the day to work enough to pay for all the bills and keep up with my 18-hour course load, so thank you for the scholarship, it makes all the difference.

Please describe your career goals:
I hope to be a high school math teacher. I would ideally like to work with the advanced math students in Calculus and Statistics.

What are you involved in at Mizzou?
I am in Active Minds and I’m the treasurer of Leading Through Literacy. I also do volunteer tutoring for COR Columbia, it serves male student-athletes in Columbia high schools.

Personal note from your scholar:
Thank you so much for awarding me a scholarship to the University of Missouri-Columbia. I am working hard every day to earn my degree and appreciate your support.

What inspired you to attend Mizzou?
I was inspired to attend Mizzou because so many of my family members attended Mizzou. Although I had never lived in Missouri, I had visited extended family every year in Trenton, Missouri. I wanted to be closer to them and establish my own home in a state my whole family loves.

2015 College Fair 2

Jane Wagner assisted Mizzou recruiter Aaron Cook with a college fair at Cathedral Catholic High School attended by over 3000 students. Spoke with approx. 20 students about going to the University of Missouri.

2015 College fair #1

Mamie Gnibus assisted MU recruiter Aaron Cook at Del Norte High School for a college fair. Spoke to 20 students about attending the University of Missouri.

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