George Washington Carver Matching Assistantships

George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver was born in Diamond, Missouri, in 1864. He researched crops such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes, which aided nutrition for farm families. He wanted poor farmers to grow these crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life.

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2023-2024 Fellows

2022-2023 Fellows

2021-22 Fellows

2020-21 Fellows


The George Washington Carver Matching Assistantship for Graduate Studies seeks to attract and support under-represented scholars into MS and PhD degree programs in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at MU. The recipients will be officially recognized as the “George Washington Carver Graduate Fellows”. The assistantship honors George Washington Carver, a native Missourian, who gained international recognition in the early 20th century for his teaching and research in agriculture.