Elsberrys Commit $30,000 to Establish Business Administration Scholarship

Howard and Anne Elsberry of Leawood, Kan., both 1964 graduates of Truman, have established an annual scholarship program at the University.

The Howard and Anne Elsberry Opportunity Scholarship in Business will award $6,000 annually in scholarship resources during the next five years to students studying business administration.

Two $3,000 scholarships will be presented, starting with the spring 2007 semester, to Missouri natives with financial need, leadership potential and demonstrated community and campus service. Preference will be given for dependents or employees of Westlake Hardware.

Howard Elsberry is the president and chief executive officer of Westlake Hardware, the nation’s largest Ace Hardware dealer with 83 stores in a seven state region of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. The company, formed in 1905, celebrated its centennial last year.

Anne Elsberry is senior vice president and general counsel for Westlake Hardware, and is a member of the Truman State University Foundation Board of Directors.

For information on how to apply for the Elsberry Scholarship, please contact Becky Pike at Truman’s Office of Advancement, 785.4133 or you may e-mail her at bpike@truman.edu.
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