I think people who are more successful and who have had advantages in education have to step up to the plate to include everyone in educational opportunities.

~E. Desmond Lee


In addition to sponsoring numerous endowed professorships, E. Desmond "Des" Lee set up a scholarship program in 1997 for students seeking a degree at the University of Missouri- St. Louis and studying within a professorship and/or discipline in the Des Lee Collaborative Vision. Each DLCV endowed professor at UMSL may designate a student to receive scholarship funds and the Office of Student Financial Aid confirms eligibility.