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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

April 21, 2010

Northwest ag major receives scholarship in memory of Savannah native

MARYVILLE, Mo. - James Fisher, a junior at Northwest Missouri State University, is the recipient of the Matthew White Memorial Scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year.

The scholarship, established by Northwest alumni Steve and Julie White of Savannah, honors the memory of their son, Matthew White, an agricultural business major at Northwest who died at age 20 in a 2005 automobile accident after completing his sophomore year.

Fisher is the son of Regan and Roxanne Fisher of Savannah. He is pursuing a double major in agricultural business and animal science. After graduation, he hopes to work for the Farm Service Agency or the Department of Natural Resources, or sell machinery for Case IH. While working, Fisher also aspires to raise Angus cattle and to expand his family's farming operation.

Established in 2006 through the Northwest Foundation, the Matthew White Memorial Scholarship benefits continuing students who major in agriculture at Northwest. A scholarship of at least $500 will be awarded each year, with preference given to graduates from Savannah High School and then to graduates of North Andrew High School in Rosendale.

For more information about the Matthew White Memorial Scholarship or the Northwest Foundation, call 660.562.1248.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468