The University of Missouri is the home of the Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development, as well as the founding institution for the Deaton Scholars Program. Since 2017, the University of Missouri has graduated 600 Deaton Scholars and started a Universities Fighting World Hunger chapter, among other efforts to reduce food insecurity globally.
DSP engages undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from every college and discipline at the University of Missouri in the fight against global poverty and hunger.
FALL 2021 DSP COHORT:
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN for the Deaton Scholars Program Fall 2021 cohort. The fall semester program will be primarily held in person with opportunities for teams to work online. NEW FOR FALL 2021 is the opportunity to receive 1 academic credit for successful participation in the program, and to work on collaborative teams with students in the Dominican Republic and Honduras, and with partners in Bangladesh.
As the flagship student arm of the Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development, the Deaton Scholars Program is a student-run interdisciplinary program designed to equip you with the tools to make a tangible difference in food insecurity, extreme poverty, and malnutrition in the world around you. Ending hunger in your lifetime is within reach – now, more than ever, we need innovative, young voices at the table.