John D. Bies International Travel Scholarship

  • PHD
  • Up to $4,000
  • 10 March 2024

The John D. Bies International Travel Scholarship endowment was established by Dr. John Bies, who earned a doctorate from Mizzou in 1972. Bies believes students who travel frequently and have an opportunity to interact with diverse people are better equipped to become members of a global society.

Although Bies attended Buffalo State College in New York for his undergraduate and master’s degrees, he chose to establish the travel endowment at the University of Missouri because of the impact he says Mizzou had on his life. During his time here, he says, he was instilled with a work ethic and strong values.

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University of Missouri knows what it means to be first. We were the first public university west of the Mississippi River. We are home to the world’s first journalism school. We started the tradition of homecoming. 

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  • Current University of Missouri (MU) PhD students in good standing are eligible for the John D. Bies International Travel Award.
  • Funds are limited, and individual proposals will be judged for their potential to contribute to scholarship and the future development of the student’s graduate program and career opportunities.

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Awards of up to $4,000 will be granted.


Awards are dispensed as reimbursements after winners have submitted required documents and receipts to the Graduate School.

All materials must be submitted in a single pdf addressed to the Graduate School. In the RE: line please type ATTN: John Bies International Travel Awards.

Send your application as a single pdf to:

Your graduate advisor

The Director of Graduate Studies in your degree program