CMU Awards Gulstad Transfer Scholarships

Central Methodist University’s newly-introduced Gulstad Transfer Scholarship is benefiting students from community colleges across Missouri.

Named after longtime CMU Provost Dr. Rita Gulstad, the scholarship is specifically designed for community college students who want to complete a four-year degree.

Central Methodist is delivering qualified community colleges with $5,000 to award in either single or multiple annual scholarships.

“CMU recognizes the value of a community college degree, and wants to continue opportunities for community college graduates at CMU,” Gulstad said.

Recently, four students from State Fair Community College were chosen as recipients of the scholarship, and will receive $1,000 over two semesters. They include Alexsis Barnett of Sedalia, Jack Daugherty of Windsor, Amber Miles of Leonard, and BreAnna Peck of Green Ridge.

“We are excited to provide this opportunity to non-traditional, transfer or returning students, especially since these students are frequently left out of the scholarship equation,” said Dr. Deborah DeGan-Dixon, associate dean of CMU’s College of Graduate and Extended Studies (CGES). “This scholarship can help dedicated transfer students achieve his or her educational goals.”

Barnett plans to attend CMU as a business management major. Her career goal is to manage a business or work in human resources. Daugherty said his plans are to major in elementary education and eventually become an elementary school teacher.

Miles will be pursuing a business management degree at Central Methodist. She wants to continue to work in the banking industry, and work her way up to a branch manager position. Peck plans to major in health sciences at CMU. She said her goal is to work as a dental hygienist while she pursues her degree, and later work as an office manager for a dental practice.

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