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MU Alumnus Establishes Flagship Scholarship for Wright County

Bill Turner, BA '56, and his wife, Ann Turner, supported Mizzou through a $315,000 gift establishing a Flagship Scholar for Wright County.

Although paying for college is stressful for most families, funding can be an even greater challenge for first-generation college students. A donation to the University of Missouri Flagship Scholars program will help first-generation students in Wright County attend MU with a $15,000 annual scholarship.

The Turners donated to the scholars program, which has a mission to change lives, communities and the state by providing a four-year scholarship to a student in every Missouri county and in the city of St. Louis. The Turners' gift endows a Flagship scholarship plus one $15,000 scholarship for next year.