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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Aug. 23, 2010

Green estate gift of $525,000 boosts scholarship support

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State University recently received a $525,000 gift from the estate of Charles and Jean Green. The couple's gift through the Northwest Foundation will be used to create the Charles B. and Venita Jean Green Scholarship.

Through their bequest, the Greens have ensured that Northwest students can follow a path similar to the one that connected each of them during their college years in northeast Missouri. Charles was born on a farm near Downing, Mo., and farmed most of his life in Scotland and Schuyler counties. In addition, he was a distinguished World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 and receiving many honors, including the Bronze Star Medal. After the couple married in 1970, the Greens lived near Downing before moving to the Memphis area. Jean, who grew up on a farm near Memphis, Mo., was an elementary school teacher in Keokuk and a farmer's wife. Jean died in 2004, and Charles died five years later.

The couple's strong ties to northeast Missouri are reflected in their scholarship, which is designed to benefit students who graduate from public schools in Scotland and Schuyler counties and choose to attend Northwest. In addition, the Charles B. and Venita Jean Green Scholarship aims to help serious students who might not otherwise be able to afford the opportunity to pursue their education at Northwest.

For more information about the Northwest Foundation or supporting Northwest, contact Orrie Covert at covert@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1114.

The Northwest Foundation, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation, is responsible for receiving, investing, stewarding and disbursing private support on behalf of the donors of Northwest Missouri State University for the benefit of the University, its students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Northwest Foundation, governed by a 29-member volunteer board of directors, is staffed by members of Northwest's Office of University Advancement.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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