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Engaged in the community

Noel Benson, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

“School has been a challenge, but I’ve enjoyed it because it shaped my personal development to be the person I want to be. I’ve gotten to do all the things I’ve wanted to do in college, and wouldn’t have had the opportunity without The Scholarship Foundation.”

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Finding the Path

Jonathan Morlen, Eastern Illinois University

“I wasn’t like most 18 year-olds who were ready for college. I didn’t grasp the concept of money and I didn’t really have a plan to get through school. But I knew I wanted to help people.”

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Focusing on the Destination

Shawna Woods, Lakeview College of Nursing

“I worked too hard to get into nursing school and quitting right after I was admitted was not an option.”

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Recalculating the Route

Anthony Richardson, Grenoble Graduate School of Business

“I’ve learned that if you believe you can achieve something, do not let anything stop you from achieving it."

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Opening doors to education.

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Help students file FAFSA w/o IRS data retrieval tool. Listen to/see archived webinar....Learn More
Explore our new Program dashboard to learn about the more than $4M in interest-free loans and grants that were awarded last year!...Learn More
Information sessions about BJC Scholars Fund will be held in St. Francois and Crawford Counties....Learn More
Senior Education Policy Intern Amber Overton details her work to make Bright Flight more equitable....Learn More
UMSL’s 2016 spring graduation ceremony has extra meaning for the Foundation ...Learn More
Enjoy the latest edition of Opening Doors, the Foundation's semi-annual newsletter...Learn More
The Scholarship Foundation and the Diversity Awareness Partnership urge university leaders to actively commit to diversity of thought, identity, and ideas....Learn More
Read Board President's Letter to the Editor: Scholarship Foundation remains steadfastly focused on students....Learn More
BJC announces new scholarship fund to impact region; will partner with The Scholarship Foundation for implementation. ...Learn More
The Scholarship Foundation to Increase Focus on Student Support, Cease Retail Operations...Learn More
Enjoy the latest edition of Opening Doors, the Foundation's semi-annual newsletter...Learn More
Critical information for students: FAFSA is now available October 1. Apply early!...Learn More
Eliminate Bright Flight? A coalition of Missouri students finds the state’s merit-based aid to be inequitable and outdated....Learn More
Foundation Students Significantly Outperform Newly Created National Benchmarks...Learn More
Watch how the Foundation’s Advising Program helps students understand the college financial aid process...Learn More
Equifax funds Scholarship Foundation Community Internship Program to help students gain work experience in their chosen fields...Learn More

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