Foundation grants Sierra-Osage scholarships to 5 young women | News
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - The Designing Women Foundation and two private donors recently granted college scholarships to five young women who were graduated last week from the Sierra-Osage Treatment Center.
The five were among about 80 graduates from Sierra-Osage and five other regional programs including the Sears Youth Center, all of them operated by the Missouri Division of Youth Services to counsel and train troubled young people referred by the court system. According to DWF, the graduates earned either a high school diploma or GED high school equivalency certificate.
The five scholarships were funded jointly by DWF, Bradley Minton of Dexter and Dr. Donna Almond of Wappapello. They recipients include:
- Victoria A.
- Meagan B.
- Judith C.
- Megan T.
- Rachel B.
DWF says their last names were withheld for reasons of privacy. They say contributions from the donors were combined with those from numerous individuals and area businesses to total more than $13,000 in scholarships distributed to more than 40 regional program graduates planning college studies. This year's scholarship total was a record, and more than double last year's $6,000.
The Designing Women Foundation is dedicated to the cultural and educational enrichment of youth and women. It promotes literacy and provides scholarships to the financially disadvantaged regardless of age, race or religion. It seeks to identify, champion and protect young people “at risk.” It also encourages understanding and tolerance by bringing informational programs and speakers to the local community.
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