Paul Ambrose Receives Inaugural KICD Alumni Council Scholarship

The Kinder Institute Alumni Council, formed in Fall 2019 and comprised of graduates of one (or more) of the Institute’s undergraduate programs, is thrilled to announce that Paul Ambrose, an MU Senior studying Constitutional Democracy and Economics (bio below), received the first Alumni Council Scholarship. Designed to provide financial assistance to students of diverse backgrounds who are pursuing transformative experiential learning opportunities through the Kinder Institute, the inaugural scholarship helped fund Paul’s final term at Corpus Christi College as our 2021-22 Oxford Fellow.

Paul Ambrose is a senior in the Honors College at Mizzou, studying Constitutional Democracy (BA) and Economics (BA) with a minor in History. He spent the 2021-2022 academic year abroad, studying history in the United Kingdom as the Kinder Institute’s Oxford Fellow (and competing for Oxford’s ultimate frisbee team, helping them place 6th at the Men’s Indoor National Championship). A former Kinder Fellow and D.C. Scholar, Paul has worked in a variety of jobs on campus, ranging from the University Archives and Ellis Library’s Special and Rare Books Department, to serving as a peer learning assistant for the Mizzou Economics Department. In 2019, he interned at the United States Senate; in 2021, at the KIPP Foundation and in the office of Mayor Quinton Lucas (Kansas City); and in Summer 2022, at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center through the Peterson Foundation’s Fiscal Policy Program. Paul is currently a senior editor for Midwestern Citizen, an undergraduate op-ed publication staffed by college students from around the region, and he is the founder and director of the Missouri Debate Union, an undergraduate debating society at Mizzou. He also previously served as Vice President of Mizzou’s Club Ultimate Frisbee team, a volunteer in Mizzou’s Disability Center, and an Honors College Ambassador, and outside of school, he is an avid reader who enjoys listening to podcasts, tracking global politics and economic trends, and tossing frisbees with his friends.