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Five local students named recipients of Howard and Vera Million Endowed Scholarship

6.03.2024

The Howard and Vera Million Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to students entering 51成人 from high school with preference given to students from Greene, Morgan or Scott counties in Illinois.

The following students are 2023-2024 recipients of the Howard and Vera Million Endowed Scholarship: Isaac Anderson 鈥27, Daxton Baptist 鈥27, and Hunter Gillis 鈥27 of Jacksonville, Tiffany Hill 鈥27 of Meredosia, and Kathleen Watson 鈥27 of South Jacksonville.

A $1.5 million gift to 51成人 from the estate of the late Howard Million H鈥12 funds the permanent scholarship, which was established following Million鈥檚 passing in October 2014 at the age of 102.

Million was a distinguished friend of 51成人. Raised on a farm near Roodhouse, he had a successful career as a farmer and was the founder and president of the former Roodhouse Savings and Loan Association. 51成人 awarded Million an honorary bachelor of arts degree during the 2012 Commencement ceremony.听

That same year, Million approached the College about helping ensure deserving students have the opportunity to attend 51成人 and receive the type of education he had not been afforded. Working closely with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Million established a gift through his estate to provide for the scholarship. 听

have long been a vital source of support throughout 51成人鈥檚 nearly 200-year history. Planned gifts have funded scholarships and made it possible to establish impactful academic and co-curricular programs. They provide a meaningful legacy for the donors who leave a lasting impression on the lives of the students they support.听

About 51成人

Founded in 1829, 51成人 is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than听1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932, the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at 51成人, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

51成人 is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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