Fulton Colleges Fund receives lead gift from Moser’s Supermarkets

The Fulton Colleges Fund Board of
Associates has awarded a total of $48,000 in scholarships to Callaway County
students attending either Westminster College or William Woods University this
fall.
 
Soon the drive to raise funds for 2013
scholarships will kick off. Moser’s Supermarkets of Fulton is showing its
support for the Fulton Colleges Fund Drive by pledging a $2,500 lead gift,
setting the stage for a successful drive.
 
“I am very pleased to offer up the
lead gift for the 2012 Fulton Colleges Fund Drive. The students, educators and
staff contribute greatly to our local community,” said Roger Moser of Moser’s
Supermarkets.
 
Organizers will begin the 2012 Fulton
Colleges Fund Drive Tuesday (Aug. 7), with an 8 a.m. breakfast for volunteers
in Aldridge Recreation Center at William Woods University. Volunteers will
report their results Aug. 10 at a noon lunch in Coulter Science Center, Room
329, 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.
 
“As a community, our support for
the Fulton Colleges Fund is vital and enables the FCF to continue to provide
scholarships to local students attending William Woods and Westminster. An
investment from local businesses in education is needed now to make this year’s
drive a huge success,” Moser said.
 
For 50 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 institutions.
 
“Donors to the Fulton Colleges Fund
Drive realize the value of the quality education Westminster College and
William Woods University provides to their students,” Matt Gowin, Fulton
Colleges Board of Associates president, said.  “For nearly 50 years, donors have been helping
Callaway County high school students attend college locally at one of our
valued institutions.”
 
He added, “The Fulton Colleges
Board of Associates greatly appreciates any support of our efforts to provide
important financial assistance to these local high school students who choose
to pursue higher education in our community,”
 
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 22 scholarships, totaling $48,000.     
 
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 2012-2013 are: Paige Baysinger, Danielle Beaver, Collin
Brinker, Jenna Brown, Brittany Clingman, Kayla English, Ashley Gross, Jacob
Harrison, Stormey Hug, Symone Hurd, Adam Smith and Kayle Weghorst.
 
Scholarship recipients for
Westminster College are: Jake Abbott, Morgan Grown Emmons, Kirsten Dungan, Joe
Garwood, John Johnson, James Jones, Jacob Matthews, Andrew Rodruguez, Shelby
Tarrants, 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 (brenda.foster@williamwoods.edu)
or Susi Wilson at Westminster (susi.wilson@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 Sarah Munns at
William Woods University  (sarah.munns@williamwoods.edu) or
Aimee Bristow at Westminster College (aimee.bristow @westminster-mo.edu)
  Scholarships are awarded in the spring
for the following fall.   

CUTLINE:
Matt Gowin (left), 2012 Fulton
Colleges Board of Associates president, thanks Ro