Edward Jones Pledges $2,000 in Support of Fulton Colleges Fund

The Fulton Colleges Fund Board of Associates has awarded a
total of $44,000 in scholarships to Callaway County students attending either
Westminster College or William Woods University this fall.

Soon the drive to raise funds for 2012 scholarships will kick
off. Edward Jones of Fulton is showing its support for the Fulton Colleges Fund
Drive by pledging a $2,000 lead gift, setting the stage for a successful drive.
Organizers will begin the 2011 Fulton Colleges Fund Drive
Tuesday (Aug. 9), with an 8 a.m. breakfast for volunteers in Aldridge
Recreation Center at William Woods University. Volunteers will report their
results Aug. 12 at a noon lunch at Mueller Leadership Center on the Westminster
College campus.
Volunteers will call on area businesses and individuals
during the week. Their goal is to raise as much money as possible to benefit
Callaway County students who attend Westminster or William Woods.
For 44 years, the Board of Associates has connected Callaway
County with William Woods University and Westminster College by providing
hundreds of scholarships that have enabled local students to attend the two
In a continuing effort to provide assistance to students in
Callaway County, the Board of Associates has increased the number of
scholarships it provides. This year they offered 20 scholarships, totaling $44,000.    
“The monies generated from the Fulton Colleges
Fund Drive assist in bridging the gap to higher education for Callaway County
high school students,” Jennifer
, 2011 Fulton Colleges Board of Associates president and a financial
advisor at Edward Jones, said.

“The value of education is
reinforced by our generous donors to this drive.  The Fulton Colleges
Board of Associates appreciates the support of our community in this most
important endeavor.”
The Fulton Board of Associates has sponsored an annual fund
drive to secure local support for Westminster and William Woods since the fall
of 1967. Each year more than 90 volunteers lend their time, calling on
businesses and individual contributors.
Very few communities of comparable size show this type of
dedication and commitment.  The money raised
is divided equally between the two institutions, and the gifts help fund
scholarships for outstanding students in Callaway County.
Students receiving scholarships at William Woods University
for 2011-2012 are: Paige Baysinger, Samuel Binkley, Brittany Clingman, Jacob
Harrison, Stormey Hug, Symone Hurd, Tim Long, Elaine Merciel, Molly Nichols
Megan Stieferman.
Scholarship recipients for Westminster College are: Thomas
Cunningham, Rachel Davis, Kristen Dungan, Morgan Brown Emmons, Joseph Garwood,
John Johnson, James Jones, Andrew Rodriguez, Dillon Williams
and Mariah Zahnter.
Contributions of any
amount are welcome for the Fulton Colleges Fund. In addition anyone can join
the Fulton Colleges Board of Associates. Dues are $40 for a single membership
or $75 per couple. For more information, contact Brenda Foster at William Woods
or Jeni.Whittington at Westminster (jeni.whittington@westminster-mo.edu).
To be considered for the scholarships in coming years,
Callaway County students must be accepted to Westminster College or William
Woods University and meet all appropriate scholarship criteria.
Students interested in applying for the Fulton Colleges Board
of Associates Scholarship should contact Allison Bornhauser at William Woods University
or Aimee Bristow at Westminster College (aimee.bristow @westminster-mo.edu)
  Scholarships are awarded in the  spring for the following fall.   
Jennifer Brady, 2011 Fulton Colleges Board of Associates