The Mizzou Alumni Association is offering discounts on memberships and life memberships until the end of June when prices will increase. If you are thinking of joining MAA, this is the time. You will strengthen your connection to Mizzou by becoming a member of the Mizzou Alumni Association and your local chapter, Great River Tigers.
- provide a base of support for the university we love.
- preserve our grand traditions for generations to come.
- ensure you always stay connected to fellow Tigers.
- grant you exclusive or early access to Mizzou merchandise.
- are convenient — you’ll never have to remember to pay dues again!
New life members receive…
- the MAA Life Member kit
- includes license plate frame, key tag, lapel pin and permanent member card
- Recognition in MIZZOU magazine
- Special access to merchandise and collectibles
If you’ve been considering a life membership, now is the time to act!
- Rates will never be lower than they are today.
- Right now…
- Tigers 65 and older receive 50% off
- Current students receive 50% off
- Recent grads (within 3 years) receive 40% off
- Loyal (5+ years) annual members receive 20% off
- Standard members can take advantage of current rates before the increase
- Interest-free payment plans are also available.
- As long as you commit by June 30, your pricing is locked in.
Mizzou Giving Day this year is March 8-noon on March 9. The direct link to GRT https://givingday.missouri.edu/amb/GRT is open and will remain so until Thursday at noon. All money donated will go for scholarships to be used by the Great River Tigers. Also this year there is a challenge to receive another scholarship.
Mizzou Alumni Association Scholarship Challenge
You’ll find Tigers all across the nation… but which Mizzou Alumni Association group has the loudest roar? Our MAA groups are having a friendly competition; the three groups with the highest number of individual donors will earn an additional $1,000 for their scholarship funds! Gifts of any amount made to a group’s scholarship fund will count towards this challenge.
Claire Bartley is one of the 12 local students that received a $1000 merit scholarship. There were also 12 students that received $500 scholarships.
Ken Disselthorst, vice-president of Great River Tigers Alumni Association, arranged a campus tour for interested juniors and seniors from Ralls County R-II, Center, MO; Palmyra R-II, Palmyra, MO; and Marion County R-II, Philadelphia, MO. Thirty interested students made the trip. The students started at the Reynolds Alumni Center with an orientation by the admission’s office, had lunch in a campus dorm cafeteria, then had a campus tour, followed by visits to different colleges such as CAFNR, Business, Nursing, Journalism, and Health Sciences.
GRT treated the students and chaperones to pizza at Shakespeare’s Pizza that evening. Three members of the Mizzou student alumni association answered questions from the high school students at Shakespeare’s.
To finish the day the students attended a girl’s basketball game compliments of Mizzou Athletics. Palmyra School district provided the bus and driver.
From left to right: Sarah Bockhold presenting Carrie Long the scholarship. Chuck and Ina Rae Brazeale presenting their $1000 scholarship to Chris Ebbesmeyer, and Jerry and Carla Schoenborn presenting the GRT endowment scholarship to Shayla Young.
From left to right: Sarah Bockhold presenting the GRT Scholarship to Claire Bartley., Sarah presenting the GRT scholarship to Abby Baumann, and Sarah presenting the GRT Scholarship to Preston Eckler. Other scholarship winners not pictured include the Ron Dedert memorial — Luke Chevalier; Lew-Mar Foundation scholarship — Kayla Spence, the 4-year renewable MAA scholarship- Kaylee Spencer, and GRT Scholarships-Hallie Ray, Savannah Utterback, ;and Kristen Devine.
Luck of the Draw Scholarships
From left to right: Emily Disselhorst presenting the Troy Disselhorst Memorial Scholarship to Scarlett Burton, Sarah presenting the Fiddlestiks Scholarship to Page Lannerd,..Sarah presenting the Fretwell and Associates Real Estate Scholarship to Jackson Lundberg.
From left to right: Sarah presenting the Gary and Cathy Fesler scholarship to Chase Goldinger. Sarah presenting the Jared and Gina Pontius Scholarship to Josh Dyer, and Jerry and Carla Schoenborn presenting their $500 to Boyd Triplett.
From left to right: Al Kennett presenting the Al and Linda Kennett Scholarship to Victoria Singh, Mac and Pam Wilt presenting their $500 to Kaden Malone, and Sarah presenting the Sharpe Seeds, Ewing, MO scholarship to Zildjian Smashey,
From left to right: Rachel Bringer Shepard presenting her scholarship to Alison Ross, Richard and Linda Syrcle presenting their scholarship to Georgia Robbearts, and Sarah presenting the Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu and Mitchel Law Firm Scholarship to Nick Mudd,
On July 23, 2022, Great River Tigers hosted their annual Summer Bash and this year added the Come Home Tour. There were 38 students in attendance at our event plus 160 community members.. Twelve students had already been selected as $1000 scholarship winners earlier based on scholarship, community activities, participation in school events, and work experience. On the 23rd 12 names were drawn from random to receive a $500 scholarship. In total GRT gave $18,000 in scholarships to incoming students, returning students, and graduate students.
This year Great River Tigers was fortunate to host the Athletic Department’s Come Home Tour. Mizzou’s new athletic director, Desiree Reed-Francois, spoke to the crowd as well as the softball coach, Larissa Anderson, and volley ball coach, Joshua Taylor.
The speakers also upheld the tradition of serving the food.
The Mizzou Alumni Association announced the 2022 18 and 39 winners this year on March 25th. Regan Ragsdale was one of the winners, and she is from Paris, Mo. In 2018 GRT awarded her the Lew Mar Foundation $1000 Scholarship. Lew Mar Scholarships are given to students interested in agriculture. Congratulations Ragan.