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Aug. 31, 2023

Field receives scholarship in memory of Savannah native

Northwest Missouri State University student Savanna Field is the recipient of the Matthew White Memorial Scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Field is a senior animal science major from Savannah, Missouri. She is the daughter of Angelia and Jason Field.

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, 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 to make a gift to support Northwest, contact the Office of University Advancement at 660.562.1248 or visit


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