Alonzo Findley, a William Woods University student from Louisiana, Mo., is the recipient of a scholarship from Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) in recognition of his achievements at WWU.
Money for the $2,400 scholarship came from UPS, which donated money to underwrite scholarships at each of the 17 MCF-member colleges and universities.
Findley and his three brothers were raised by their grandparents, Bob and Jonilyn Findley.
According to Findley, with the help of the UPS scholarship he is the first of his family to attend college. He is working to obtain an exercise science degree, a sports management degree, along with a minor in business administration.
A member of the WWU track and field team, Findley captured the 2012 American Midwest Conference Outdoor shot put individual title, adding a second title in the discus. He also was fourth in the javelin.