Culver-Stockton receives largest personal gift ever to fund scholarships
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Culver-Stockton College has received the largest personal gift in college history to create a new endowed scholarship. A college friend, bestowed a $500,000 stock gift to establish the scholarship, known as the Endowment for St. Louis Scholars. Its purpose is to help economically disadvantaged students from St. Louis or St. Louis County attend Culver-Stockton, an excellent private, liberal arts college in northeastern Missouri.
“We are very grateful for this generous gift, which is in keeping with the values of our founding church body and, in particular, those ideas articulated by the American theologian Alexander Campbell—diversity, inclusivity, and a high resolve to educate the ‘whole person,’” said C-SC President William L. Fox. “Our friend’s generosity will make a transforming difference in the lives of our future students.”
Fox said the scholarships, which will be valued at up to half the cost of tuition, will be awarded annually beginning in the 2008-09 academic year. The awards will be based on a student’s academic promise and family’s financial need. Scholarships may be renewable with satisfactory academic achievement.
Culver-Stockton College is a private, residential, four-year college that offers a variety of bachelor’s degrees. It was founded in 1853 by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Its mission is to provide students of promise a superb education within an active learning community founded upon integrity and the best values of faith and the human spirit.
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