New Race-Based Scholarship Program Established at Drury University

Drury University, a private educational institution in Springfield, Missouri, has nearly 4,500 undergraduate students. But only 3 percent of the student body is black.

In an effort to boost racial diversity on campus, Drury University, in conjunction with the St. Louis-based financial services firm Edward Jones, has launched the Edward Jones Minority Scholarship Program. The program will be open to blacks and other underrepresented minority students. The $10,000 scholarships will be available to minority students who have been accepted to the university. An additional $7,500 in merit-based awards are available to Edward Jones scholars. The scholarships are renewable for a student’s four years at Drury. Ten scholars will be named each year. Preferences will be given to minority students from southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas.