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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 29, 2012

Nodaway County couple establishes scholarship for music majors

Lucile and Forrest Gray

Lucile and Forrest Gray

Living in the Nodaway County area, Forrest and Lucile Gray always considered Northwest Missouri State University a significant part of their community. Additionally, it was the couple’s desire to enable deserving students the opportunity to pursue higher education.

As a result, Northwest recently received a gift of more than $117,000 from the Gray estate for an endowed scholarship.

The Forrest Gray and Lucile Gray Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time Northwest student who has declared a major in music, with a preference for instrumentalists.

Throughout Lucile Gray’s life, music was close to her heart. She played the trumpet in the high school band and orchestra as well as at solo performances at the Hopkins Christian Church.

“As the Grays watched the University grow, so did their interest in the performing arts that the University offered,” said Teresa Gustafson, director of strategic donor development. “They appreciated what the University brought to Maryville in the field of education as well as what it contributed to the community. We are honored that they chose to remember Northwest and its students in their estate.”

For more information about the Forrest Gray and Lucile Gray Scholarship, contact Gustafson at or 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