Neighbors helping neighbors: That’s a common theme in the wake of a natural disaster.
In late April, rain pummeled the area, causing historic flooding. It damaged homes, businesses, roads and bridges and caused deaths, while threatening harm to many others across the state.
To extend a hand of hope, the Missouri State University Foundation is seeking donations for the Emergency Scholarship Fund. The contributions will help Missouri State University students who are reeling from the tragedy.
“It is our hope that students can continue their education, even when the situation seems grim,” said Brent Dunn, vice president for university advancement and executive director of the Missouri State Foundation. “Through this scholarship, we hope to let students focus on school and not fear so much how they are going to pay for it.”
About the fund
The Emergency Scholarship Fund was established following the Joplin tornado. It was designed to provide assistance to students who face an unforeseen crisis that makes them unable to meet their educational financial obligations.