Northeast Missouri State Bank Provides Athletic Funding

Northeast Missouri State Bank in Kirksville has made a commitment of $50,000 to provide athletic scholarships to students competing in baseball, wrestling, men’s swimming and men’s tennis.

Truman will partner with Northeast Missouri State Bank to form a scholarship program designed to assist those sports, which were recently impacted by the University budget reductions. The program, announced by the bank’s chairman Randy Riley, a 1975 alumnus of Truman, calls for a total of $10,000 to be available for scholarships each year, starting with the 2011-2012 academic year and continuing for the next five years.

“The University is grateful to Northeast Missouri State Bank for stepping forward and helping to address a tremendous need in such an impactful way,” said President Troy D. Paino. “This scholarship program will be a great resource for our coaches in the recruitment process.”

The commitment is part of the University’s $30 million Bright Minds Bright Futures campaign. To date, a total of $28 million has been generated in gifts in the campaign that concludes June 30, 2011.

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