Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to 27 high school graduates

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The latest recipients of scholarships from the “Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Inc.” have been approved by the Board of Directors of the foundation. A total of 27 female graduates of North Mercer High School and Princeton High School in Mercer County, Missouri, have been awarded a combined total of $140,622.41 in scholarships for the Fall, 2021 semester. Each recipient provided signed statements that they meet all criteria established for the program, the most unique of which is being a non-smoker.

The recipients are attending a variety of institutions in Missouri as required by the program. The institutions and the names of the recipients attending each are:

  • Central Methodist University:
    Brea Shipley
  • Metropolitan Community College—Kansas City:
    Haley Johnson, Breanna Main
  • Missouri Valley College—Marshall:
    Chasidy Finney
  • Moberly Area Community College:
    Sydney Weber
  • North Central Missouri College—Trenton:
    Vivian Allen, Lindsey Batson, Braelyn Berndt, Alyvia Binkley, Jillian Finney, Jaysa Goodin, Emily Hanson, Kelsey Houk, Ashton Johnson, Jazmine Main, Kennedy Norton, Gillian Sapp, and Aubrey Wilson
  • Northwest Missouri State University—Maryville:
    Payton Goodin, Jaden Purdun, and Kasen Purdun
  • State Technical School at Linn:
    Kelsey Moore and Charleen Prentice
  • Truman State University:
    Morgan Eastin and Cortney Goodman
  • University of Missouri—Columbia:
    Kaydee Cunningham and Savannah Martin,

The “Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Inc.” is funded by a trust established by the late Edward E. “Gene” Kauffman of Princeton in Mercer County, Missouri. Mr. Kauffman specified in basic guidelines which he established that scholarships are to be awarded to female, unmarried, non-smoking graduates of Mercer County, Missouri High Schools who have evidence of need. Additionally, the recipients must be enrolled for and pass at least 12 hours of credit in an accredited Missouri college or university and maintain a certain grade point average. Each of the recipients has certified that they meet the criteria as established by Mr. Kauffman and the Board of Directors.

Each applicant must have filed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by April 1, 2021, to be eligible for the Fall 2021 semester and the Spring 2022 semester.

Applications for the Spring 2022 semester will become available Monday, November 1, 2021. You can pick up the application at the Princeton R-V principal’s office or the North Mercer R-III principal’s office. The scholarship application will also be available on each school’s website.