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May 28, 2019

Magers receives scholarship in memory of Savannah native

Northwest Missouri State University student Gianna Magers is the recipient of the Matthew White Memorial Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Magers, who is receiving the scholarship for the second consecutive year, is a senior animal science major from Savannah, Missouri. She is the daughter of John and Loree Magers.

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. 

Matthew White had completed his sophomore year as an agriculture business major at Northwest when he died in a 2005 automobile crash. His parents, Steve and Julie White of Savannah, Missouri, established the scholarship in 2006. Steve is a 1980 graduate of Northwest, and Julie is a 1981 graduate.

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


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