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PSU receives $100,000 gift for scholarships

October 10, 2012 12:00AM

The Pittsburg State University Office of Development has announced a $100,000 gift for scholarships from donors who wish to remain anonymous.

“This generous gift has the potential to have a tremendous impact on the lives of students who might not otherwise have been able to achieve their dream of a college degree,” said University Development Director Kathleen Flannery. “We are extremely grateful for the gift and for these donors’ longstanding support of Pittsburg State University and our students.”

The scholarship reflects the donors’ history and their special concern for students, Flannery said. Recipients of the scholarship must be from southeast Kansas with a preference for high school graduates from Neosho, Cherokee or Labette counties. In addition to demonstrated financial need, students must be technology majors and have an overall grade point average of 2.0 to be selected and for scholarship renewal.

Flannery said the donors expressed a desire to give opportunities to students from the area who are willing to work hard to achieve their dreams but might not have other resources available to them.

This gift, Flannery said, is one more step forward in the university’s three-year Pathways to PSU Scholarship campaign, which was launched in 2011 with the goal of raising an additional $12 million in scholarship endowments.

“Donors do so much for the university, but their single most important contribution is providing scholarships for students,” Flannery said. “Those gifts made it possible for the university to provide more than $2.5 million in scholarships to students last year.”

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