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Local Mizzou Alumni Chapter receives distinction, scholarship funding

Great River Tigers Mizzou Alumni Association chapter leaders attend a recent leadership weekend at Mizzou. The chapter will receive $4,000 in scholarship funds for area students.
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Posted: Nov. 15, 2019 3:30 pm

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Great River Tigers Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association is pleased to announce it has attained Capstone distinction with the MAA. This recognition is the highest level of achievement for regional alumni chapters, and the chapter will be awarded with additional MAA support and scholarship funding.

Over the past five years, the chapter has awarded $62,500 in scholarship funding to local students attending the University of Missouri. The new Capstone distinction will allow the chapter to distribute an additional $4,000 in scholarship funding to area students for the 2020-21 academic year.

“We are so thrilled to honor all of our Capstone status alumni chapters for their hard work and dedication to making Mizzou stronger,” Executive Director of the Mizzou Alumni Association Todd McCubbin said. “Our Capstone chapters are the high standard we encourage all our chapters to look to for inspiration.”

The Capstone distinction is the highest level of achievement for Mizzou alumni chapters, awarded to regional MAA chapters who meet high standards in growth, engagement and activity. Great River Tigers Chapter volunteer Ken Disselhorst accepted the honor on behalf of the chapter on September 12 at the annual MAA Leaders Weekend on the MU campus.

Current and incoming University of Missouri students from the Hannibal/Palmyra area may apply for merit-based scholarship funding from the Great River Tigers MAA Chapter at www.mizzou.com/scholarships. Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are due Sunday, December 1.

 

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