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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Spotlight

June 16, 2011

Kyle Gruber named 2011 UMKC Trustees' Scholar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The University of Missouri-Kansas City announced that Kyle Gruber, of Peculiar, has been named a 2011 UMKC Trustees' Scholar. Gruber is a graduate of the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing at Northwest Missouri State University. Gruber will enter UMKC this fall will major in Business Administration.

UMKC annually names a select group of academically gifted and accomplished entering freshmen as Trustees' Scholars. The UMKC Trustees created the scholarship program to support the university in attracting the best and the brightest students to UMKC. Each Trustees' Scholar receives an aid package valued at more than $60,000 over four years.

Over the course of his high-school career, Gruber was vice-president of the Missouri Academy chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America, a member of the Alternate Spring Break student group, and a member of the Academy's Improv Team. Gruber was named to the Northwest President's Honor Roll.

To qualify for the Trustees' Scholars Program, students must meet at least two of the following three criteria: a minimum ACT Composite score of 30; rank in the top 5 percent of the graduating class; or a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or more in a 17-class core curriculum. Trustees' Scholars must enroll full time, be seeking an undergraduate degree and commit to living on campus for the first two years.

The Missouri Academy, established in August 2000, is an early-entrance-to-college, two-year residential program, located on the Northwest campus. Students attend the Missouri Academy for two years, replacing their junior and senior years of traditional high school. Academy students enroll in a rigorous curriculum consisting of college coursework taught by Northwest professors while living, socializing and studying in a learning community of peers on a college campus.

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