About the Award
The University of Missouri Award for Academic Distinction recognizes undergraduate students who go above and beyond expectations to contribute to the academic atmosphere at the University of Missouri. The University and various organizations at MU recognize students for their leadership, their service, and their campus involvement. However, no university-wide recognition of undergraduate academic distinction has existed until now. This award fills that gap by providing recognition of those students who, through their academic efforts, have improved the intellectual and academic culture of this university and by motivating students with high potential to do the same.