New CASB Dean’s Scholars Program to advance promising, economically disadvantaged students

Missouri S&T’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Business will launch its first endowed scholarship campaign this August to help provide life-changing educational opportunities for Missouri students in need. Recipients of the scholarships will be known as “CASB Dean’s Scholars.”
“We’re here to make sure we serve the citizens of Missouri by educating the state’s workforce and providing economically disadvantaged students with improved access to our world-class programs,” says Dr. Stephen Roberts, vice provost and dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business. “Our goal is to empower these students, especially those from underserved regions.”
Candidates for the scholarship must be Missouri residents and graduates of Missouri high schools, meet Missouri S&T’s entrance requirements, and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students who are members of an underrepresented minority group and/or the first generation of their family to attend college.

One student per year enrolled in a CASB degree plan will receive a $3,000 scholarship annually for four years, plus annual leadership development opportunities and access to a career mentor from industry, government, or academia.
“The effects of this scholarship fund will be exponential,” says Roberts. “By 2023, we can expect to have four CASB Dean’s Scholars on campus at all times. As the fund grows, we could potentially increase the number of students we’re helping start out their adult lives with an excellent educational foundation from Missouri S&T.”

How the fund works:
• The CASB Dean’s Scholars Program will activate when $250,000 is raised.
• The College of Arts, Sciences, and Business commits up to $100,000 in matching funds, with
a 1:1 match to donors for the first $100,000. The remaining $50,000 will be raised through
direct donations to the fund.
• The first scholarship is projected for award in 2020.

If you have questions or would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, please contact Kristen Gallagher, executive director of development, College of Arts, Sciences, and Business at 573-341-6050 or gallagherkr@mst.edu.

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