William Woods Provides Assistance to Joplin Students

Paying for college could prove difficult for those affected
by the devastating and destructive tornado that ripped through Joplin May 22.
Now William Woods University is offering a helping hand.

WWU will provide 10 one-year, tuition-free awards for
residential students from the southwest Missouri community. The award will be
available to students entering William Woods this fall or fall of 2012.
The recipients must meet the university’s entrance
requirements and participate in LEAD (Leading,
Educating, Achieving and Developing). LEAD is an innovative program developed
by William Woods University. It is intended to encourage and reward campus and
community involvement that contributes to a complete, well-rounded liberal arts
“During what will continue to be a challenging time for the
Joplin residents in the months to come, we are thrilled to be able to take away
a financial burden for these 10 students during their first year at William
Woods,” Sarah Munns, dean of admissions, said.
William Woods University is an independent,
professions-oriented, liberal arts-based institution serving the educational
needs of both men and women. William Woods has an enrollment of about 3,800
students, and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of
disciplines in both campus and outreach settings.
The 200-acre main campus is located in the mid-Missouri
community of Fulton.  Since its founding
in 1870, the mission of William Woods has been to provide a quality education while
ensuring the development of the individual.
Interested students may contact Munns at admissions@williamwoods.edu,
(573) 592-4221 or (800) 995-3159.  More
information about William Woods University is available at www.williamwoods.edu.

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