Kylee Weber, an elementary education major at William Woods University, has received a scholarship from the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) in recognition of her achievements at WWU. The native of St. Louis will graduate May 8.
Money for the scholarship came from the Citigroup Foundation. Citing a desire to invest in education in the State of Missouri, the Citigroup Foundation provided a grant of $75,000 for the Missouri Colleges Fund to help in the fund’s efforts to address the severe shortage of qualified teachers across the state.
The grant, which was secured locally by the Citigroup Leadership Council, provides need-based financial aid to outstanding education students at the 12 MCF member independent colleges and universities. The funds were restricted to senior education students intending to go into teaching in a public school upon graduation.
Weber is active on the William Woods campus, where she is a member and former finance director of Alpha Phi. A theatre minor, she has been president and former secretary and treasurer of Jesters. She also was stage manager for School House Rock Live, played the part of Ellen in Oklahoma and was a Greek chorus member in Electra.
She says, “Even though theatre has been a large part of my life, what I love best is working with students. Student teaching has been an exciting addition to my life. I have been placed in a fourth grade classroom at Bush School in Fulton, and I enjoy working with each student.”
Weber adds, “I feel extremely honored to assist in furthering the education of young minds. I anxiously await to see where life leads me, and I’m thrilled to be able to have a career in what I love.”