The Kinder Institute is a vibrant program, emphasizing scholarship, leadership, and community alike. Inspired by their Kinder experiences, a group of alumni is creating a scholarship to open the Institute's doors to even more students. This scholarship will aid students from diverse backgrounds and in a wide variety of degree programs deepen their understanding of constitutional democracy while expanding their post-graduate options by supporting participation in programs such as the DC Scholars program and the Oxford study abroad program. Your gift will help ensure these aims are an enduring legacy at the Kinder Institute.
Congratulations to our 2023 scholarship recipient, Isaac Yontz!
Isaac Yontz is a rising junior studying Constitutional Democracy and Political Science. During his time in Washington, D.C., Isaac completed a term of service with AmeriCorps Jumpstart on behalf of the Washington, D.C. Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships. Jumpstart is an early education program focused on improving early childhood literacy among economically disadvantaged children to prepare them to enter kindergarten. While at Mizzou, Isaac participates in collegiate Mock Trial, the Filipino Student Association and the Asian American Association. Prior to his time in Washington, D.C., Isaac was the Fall 2021 Missouri Debate Union champion, a 2022-2023 Kinder Institute Undergraduate Fellow, and studied gastronomy at the Catholique Université de Lyon in Lyon, France. In his free time, Isaac enjoys hiking, learning new languages and playing basketball with his friends.
Past Scholarship Recipient(s)
2022 | Paul Ambrose