Samuel Thompson, Columbia, MO.
In addition to volunteering in the MU Comparative Orthopaedics Laboratory last year, senior biological sciences major Samuel Thompson was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa scholarship.
Established by the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society, the scholarship helps juniors pay for their final year of undergraduate studies. It is one of more than 1,700 endowed scholarships that make higher education more accessible to thousands of Mizzou students each year.
For Thompson, of Columbia, the financial assistance will make his dream of attending medical school more attainable.
His experience in the Comparative Orthopaedics Laboratory introduced him to collaborative research methods and provided an opportunity to network with leaders in the fields of medical and veterinary science.
Thompson was able to participate in the lab thanks to an endowment established by Bob and Judi Reeves to support arthritis diagnostics. The fund helps the lab pay for equipment, staff and student workers.
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