Zach Hurst of Jefferson City, Mo., has received a scholarship from the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) in recognition of his achievements at William Woods University. Hurst is a sophomore at William Woods and the son of Daniel and Jeannie Hurst.
Money for the scholarship came from Emerson, which has been a supporter of the Missouri Colleges Fund for more than 50 years. With their grant of $16,000, they underwrote 16 $1,000 scholarships to students attending MCF-member colleges. The award is given to students who are judged outstanding by their college because of their activities and achievements.
Active on campus since his freshman year, Hurst is a member of the Greek Council, Presidents Twenty and the men’s soccer team. He also is Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity new member educator.
He has participated in multiple philanthropies through his fraternity, raising money for organizations such as the Jimmy-V Foundation, American Heart Association, Make-a-Wish Foundation, CardV (Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence) and Service for Sight.
Hurst has helped run a youth soccer camp, chaperoned multiple YMCA youth dances, participated in highway cleanup, moved materials and helped to clean at Faith Maternity, worked the WWU blood drive and helped with a Poverty Simulation for the community.
He has been the head community advisor of Booth Hall since fall 2009, and was recently appointed to the Campus Standards Board.
Last spring, Hurst was the recipient of the William Woods Outstanding Freshman of the Year Award, as well as the Greek New Member of the Year Award.