Senior awarded Mark Twain Fellowship for graduate study in England

Senior awarded Mark Twain Fellowship for graduate study in England (Credit: MU Fellowships Office)

After graduating in May, senior Helen Bass will spend a year studying contract law abroad at Reading University in England.

Her studies will be funded by the Mark Twain Fellowship, an award sponsored by MU that provides up to $50,000 in funding for an MU student or recent graduate to conduct graduate work abroad. The fellowship covers university tuition and fees, as well as a stipend for housing, transportation and living costs.

MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley first notified Bass of the award in a surprise announcement at the Honors College. Following the initial surprise, Bass was recognized at the MU Honors College Awards Ceremony on Friday in Cornell Hall.

An economics major who came to MU from Kansas City, Bass will graduate with department honors following completion of her honors thesis about judge selection systems in state courts.

More information about the Mark Twain Fellowship and Bass’ road to the award is available on the MU Fellowships Office website.