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Meet Our Scholars


About Our Scholars

Our scholars constantly strive for success in various fields. Along with holding themselves to high academic standards, they are active in their communities on and off campus. 

OSP Recipients

Students are organized by the year they receive their scholarship.  

Elle Fitzpatrick
Hometown: Flint Hill, MO
Major: Biology

Briona Perry
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Biology

Brian Pickens
Hometown: Spanish Lake, MO
Major: Electrical Engineering

Kaylyn Bauer
Hometown: Wentzville, MO
Major: Biochemistry

Eric'el Johnson
Hometown: Alton, IL
Major: Electrical Engineering

Ashley O'Neal
Hometown: Farmington, MO
Major: Biology

Mihaela Stoyanova
Hometown: Sofia, Bulgaria
Major: Biochemistry

Ellen Vehige
Hometown: Flint Hill, MO
Major: Civil Engineering

Fatima Amtashar
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Biochemistry

Emma Daues
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Computer Science

Katy Janssen
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Biology

Truan Le
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Computer Science

Nicholas Moore
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Major: Physics

Nicole Gevers
Hometown: Wentzville, MO
Major: Civil Engineering

Leslie Jackson
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Accounting

Lauren Jenkins
Hometown: Brighton, IL
Major: Biochemistry

Anta Kane
Hometown: Dakar, Senegal
Major: Nursing

Brendan McCoy
Hometown: Potosi, MO
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Rebecca Harris
Hometown: St. Charles, MO
Major: Chemistry

Sydni Jackson
Hometown: Kirkwood, MO
Major: Engineering

Channelle Rash
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Business

Mark Vance
Hometown: Imperial, MO
Major: Nursing

Brandon Vestal
Hometown: St. Peters, MO
Major: Biochemistry

Mickkell Abrams
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Nursing

Kyra Chappell
Hometown: O'Fallon, MO
Major: Physics

Danielle Friz
Hometown: O'Fallon, MO
Major: Biology

Jalen James-Patterson
Hometown: Belleville, IL
Major:  Engineering

Madison Koolger
Hometown: Hillsboro, MO
Major: Nursing


Words From Our Scholars

Name: 
Ellen Vehige

Major:
Civil Engineering

Class of 2017

“The Opportunity Scholars Program welcomed me into a wonderful, intelligent group of people. I have gained strong friendships with fellow Opportunity Scholars, and my college experience would not be the same without these friends.”

Name:
Madison Koogler

Major:
Nursing

Class of 2020

“My favorite part is all the fantastic people involved in OSP. The OSP advisors are always willing to help and find what works best for you. My mentor has been extremely kind and helpful in acclimating me to living on campus and encouraging me to get involved. One of my closest friends since I've stared school at UMSL is another OSP student of my class. Overall, everyone will help as much as they can so you can thrive in college.”