CMU Announces Valedictorian Scholarship

High school valedictorians have always been welcomed at Central Methodist University in Fayette. That welcome means more than a slap on the back and a firm handshake with the announcement of CMU’s new Valedictorian Scholarship program.

Current Missouri high school seniors who apply for the scholarship, and meet other criteria, will receive up to four years’ tuition-free at CMU – estimated at a value of $90,000, according to CMU President Roger Drake.

Applications must be received by CMU by May 1. Other criteria include a minimum of a 4.0 cumulative grade point average, a score of 27 or above on the ACT Test, and verification by the students’ high school guidance counselor.

CMU Board of Trustee member Jim Marchbank of St. Louis championed the cause to create the new scholarship, Drake noted, and fits well with the university’s work to attract the best and brightest students.

Recipients must maintain good grades and be positive members of the campus community. The scholarships cannot be combined with other forms of financial assistance other than financial need-based aid.

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