School Year Based Scholarship

 

Freshman

 

A.C. "Deac" Esterly Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Esterly, Schneider & Associates and Mrs. Marcella Esterly as a memorial for Deac Esterly, an architect.
Restrictions for the scholarship:

  • Award to freshman wishing to major in architecture
  • Scholarship will continue throughout 5 yrs, provided he/she continues as architecture major Must maintain 2.75 as a freshman and 3.0 thereafter

Dr. James and Blanche Findlay Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Findlay came to Drury to serve as president from 1940 to 1964.
Restrictions for the scholarship:

  • Student must have a "B" average in high school
  • Award to freshmen
  • Must maintain a "B" average at Drury
  • Must major in music or music education

W. Bruce and Helen Wiemer James Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Bruce and Sandy James and Judith James Wydick. W. Bruce graduated from Drury in 1929 with a major in mathematics and Helen also graduated in 1929 with a major in music.
Restrictions for the scholarship:

  • Award to freshman/carry for 4 years provided grades are kept up
  • Alternate recipients between math student and music student

Helen Volker Jones Endowed Theatre/Drama Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Eugene V. Jones and Dorsey W. Jones, the children of Helen Volker Jones. Helen graduated from Drury in 1920 with a major in English. She was very active in the theatre department while at Drury.
Restrictions for the scholarship:

  • Can be awarded to a freshman
  • Continue as long as he/she continue academic grades
  • Students studying theatre/drama preferred
  • Must have need of financial aid

Patsy Witherspoon Poulos Endowed Music Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Patsy Witherspoon Poulos. Patsy graduated from Drury in 1947.
Restrictions for the scholarship:

  • First priority: pipe organ student
  • Second priority: piano student
  • Third priority: voice student
  • Fourth priority: music student in general
  • Award at freshman level
  • If appropriate grades & continue with their music, receive for 4 years

A. Ronald and Maxine Stewart Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Ronald and Maxine Stewart. Ronald graduated from Drury in 1935 with majors in history and economics.
Restrictions for the scholarship:

  • First choice given to descendants of A. Ronald & Maxine Stewart or Robert Wendell Stewart, can be awarded to others if no family members apply.
  • Freshman students continuing for 4 or 5 years
  • 2.75 GPA for freshman year and 3.0 GPA thereafter

 

Sophomore

 

Dr. Ruth Bamberger Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by student and friends of Ruth Bamberger upon her retirement from Drury. Dr. Bamberger was a member of the political science department.
Restrictions for the scholarship:

  • Student needs to have completed his/her sophomore year with an accumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Must be a history and/or political science major.
  • Student must have significant financial needs.

Frank R. Carter Endowed Scholarship

Elizabeth Thomas Carter, class of 1959, graduated with a degree in Sociology from Drury. She established this scholarship in memory of her husband Frank.
Restrictions for the scholarship:

  • Students who are sophomores or above
  • First preference: students who major in business and have a finance emphasis
  • Second preference: students who are elementary teacher candidates

Dr. H. Ray Childers Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established through an estate gift of Dr. Childers, who was a professor at Drury teaching political science.
Restrictions for the scholarship:

  • Award to sophomore and may continue thru Junior & Senior years
  • Award on basis of financial need
  • Must have a 3.5 GPA during all years, have strong motivation to complete Liberal Arts program, full daytime undergraduate

Willard Graves Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by memorial donations and Mrs. Winifred Graves. Mr. Graves graduated from Drury in 1933 with a major in mathematics. He later taught at Drury and was head of the mathematics department for nearly 50 years. Mrs. Graves was Drury class of 1934.
Restrictions for the scholarship:

  • Award to upperclassman majoring in science or math

 

Junior

 

Drury Women's Auxiliary Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Drury Women's Auxiliary.
Restrictions for the scholarship:

  • First preference: women in junior or senior years
  • Women with GPA which is predictive of academic success
  • Financial hardship or unique financial circumstance

Janis Rittel Reichardt Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rittel in memory of their daughter, Janis. In 1973, Janis graduated from Drury with a major in English.
Restrictions for the scholarship:

  • Junior or senior English major who continues to maintain a 3.0 GPA

 

Senior

 

Virginia C. Bussey Endowed Breech Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Virginia Cox Bussey. Virginia graduated from Drury in 1955 with a major in business administration and in 1967 she received her MBA from Drury. Virginia also served as a member of the Drury Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2006.
Restrictions for the scholarship:

  • Senior woman in the Breech School of Business

Drury Women's Auxiliary Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Drury Women's Auxiliary.
Restrictions for the scholarship:

  • First preference: women in junior or senior years
  • Women with GPA which is predictive of academic success
  • Financial hardship or unique financial circumstance

Janis Rittel Reichardt Endowed Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rittel in memory of their daughter, Janis. In 1973, Janis graduated from Drury with a major in English.
Restrictions for the scholarship:

  • Junior or senior English major who continues to maintain a 3.0 GPA

 

 

 

 

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