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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Spotlight

July 31, 2013

Animal science major receives scholarship in memory of Savannah native

Northwest Missouri State University student Joseph Hegeman is the recipient of the Matthew White Memorial Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.

The scholarship was established in memory of Matthew White, an agriculture business major at Northwest who died in a 2005 automobile accident after completing his sophomore year at the University. The scholarship was established in 2006 by his parents and Northwest alumni, Steve and Julie White of Savannah. Steve is a 1980 graduate of Northwest, and Julie is a 1981 graduate.

Hegeman is a sophomore animal science major from Cosby and a graduate of Savannah High School. He is the son of Dan and Fran Hegeman.

The endowed scholarship is awarded to a continuing student at Northwest studying an agriculture-related major. A scholarship of at least $500 is awarded with preference to graduates of Savannah High School, North Andrew High School in Rosendale as well as students from Missouri or Iowa. 

For more information about the Matthew White Memorial Scholarship or Northwest Foundation Inc., call 660.562.1248 or send an email to

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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