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Graduate School Wins NSF Prize

The National Science Foundation has announced that the University of Missouri Graduate School is the first-place winner of its Taking Action: COVID-19 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Challenge in the STEM Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Researchers category. MU was recognized May 16 for the graduate school’s proposal to expand opportunities to support underrepresented minority STEM graduate

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OTC COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests and Student Insurance Reimbursement

As of January 15, 2022, Anthem student insurance members can get reimbursed by their health plan without cost share for the costs of over-the-counter diagnostic COVID-19 tests until the end of the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency. Diagnostic tests are performed if members are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been recently exposed. See Anthem’s website for

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Written and Oral Defenses and Graduate Committee Meetings – General Guidance

Appropriate adjustments may be necessary for students or faculty who are at risk for developing severe illnesses (or caring for those at such risk) and those with poor internet service. If campus guidance requires face coverings in classrooms, this should be followed for committee meetings and/or written examinations that may be conducted with multiple students

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Extensions

The Graduate School’s existing extension process should be used to request an extension for any student who needs to extend their time to degree due to disruptions in their lives and programs related to COVID-19. Extensions related to COVID-19 will be granted liberally. Extension requests to allow an additional semester of eligibility for a tuition

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Food and Other Support Resources

We recognize that there are members of our community who are food insecure. The following resources are available to assist. The MU Tiger Pantry is open Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen also provides meals for individuals in need. Individuals experiencing financial difficulty, family issues, housing insecurity, etc.: Students’ situations are often very unique in terms

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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II Grants

Emergency financial aid grants from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II are now available to assist graduate students with exceptional need for educational costs and other emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus. As a graduate degree-seeking student you may be eligible to apply for emergency funding. The eligibility criteria are outlined on

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Electronic Signatures for Graduate School Forms

The Graduate School accepts  electronic signatures on all forms.  The preferred way is to sign with an e-signature that has been configured using Adobe.  This Creating and Using a Digital Signature provides guidance though that process. Another option is for the individuals signing to insert their signatures as an image on the form. Lastly, the Graduate

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