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Founders Celebration | October 13, 2022 | Touhill Performing Arts Center

6:30 PM

Join us in celebrating our 31st annual Founders Celebration to recognize our valued UMSL community. During the program we will recognize new and advancing giving society members. We will also present the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards and the E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Medal for Philanthropy.


2021 Founders Celebration

Rise Up Scholarship | At UMSL, student success is our greatest commitment. UMSL serves students of all backgrounds, circumstances and abilities. Nearly half of UMSL students are Pell Grant eligible; thousands more are first-generation college students, parents and veterans; 78 percent receive financial aid; and a vast majority of students balance their studies with at least one job.

The Rise Up scholarship supports students who are just shy of qualifying for Pell Grant aid or merit-based scholarships – often because they work multiple jobs that push their income outside of Pell Grant qualifications or because they juggle career and family responsibilities alongside a full course load which keeps them from reaching the academic requirements necessary to receive merit scholarships.

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