Five WWU Students Receive Missouri College Fund Scholarships
|10/28/2008||Mary Ann Beahon|
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Recipients from Fulton are Ciara Cheatum and Crystal Benton. Other recipients are Nicole DeWoskin of Chesterfield, LeeAnn Knaebel of Jefferson City and Brittany Welton of Willow Springs.
Cheatum is a senior majoring in business administration and Benton is majoring in middle school education.
Money for Cheatum’s scholarship came from Enterprise Rent-A-Car Minority Scholarship, which provided $15,000 for student scholarships on MCF-member campuses. To be eligible, recipients must be studying in a business-related field.
Cheatum is involved in campus activities and is employed by the university as a community advisor. She is also a member of the Alpha Phi sorority and a member and past president of the Multicultural Affairs Club. Cheatum is also a leader in the PeaceJam organization.
Money for Benton’s scholarship came from the Monsanto Fund, which provided $30,000 to the Missouri Colleges Fund for student scholarships. The award is given to graduating seniors who plan to teach science or math in a public school in Missouri upon graduation.
Benton, a mother of two, is president of Kappa Delta Pi education honorary and a student member of the Missouri State Teachers Association.