Drury University Dual Credit Panther Scholarship

111% of $45,000 goal
This campaign ended on January 16, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Drury University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorRobert Wheeler matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000

Make a life-changing difference for students in YOUR hometown.

With record enrollment, we're proud that students from across the country and around the world are selecting Drury as their university, but we'll never stray from our original commitment to the youth of our local communities.

Drury offers dual credit classes through 120 partner schools across Missouri. These classes...

  • Allow students to have their first taste of college, and experience a wide range of courses not available at their high school.  
  • Build student confidence within families that often have no college tradition.
  • Encourage top students who excel in their dual credit classes to continue their education at Drury University.

Dual credit classes are offered at a discount from traditional college courses, but for many students and their families, the costs are still an insurmountable barrier.

While the State of Missouri began offering dual credit scholarship funds for classes offered by Drury and other Missouri universities last year, the application process requires prepayment and often results in surprise bills that few low-income families or small rural schools can cover. Ultimately, the students who would benefit most are often unable to enroll.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors, with the Support of a Generous Matching Donor

With the help of a generous lead gift from alumnus Robert Wheeler, 1979, The Drury Dual Credit Panther Scholarship will provide scholarships to these students. The best part? Your gift to the participating school of your choice can be matched, dollar-for-dollar. That's right--your impact on your neighborhood students can be DOUBLED!

To make these scholarships a reality, WE NEED YOU! For many students, these classes are the genesis of their dreams of higher education and a path to a brighter future. Together, we can generate hundreds of new dual credit scholarships for students. Make no mistake, your gift could be a life-changing opportunity for someone who dreams of a world-class college education.

What Does Your Gift Do?

When matched, your gift of...

  • $42 provides the equivalent of one credit hour for a dual credit scholar.
  • $125 provides a full dual credit course for a Dual Credit Scholar.
  • $250 provides six credit hours--that's TWO full classes!
  • $500 provides 12-15 credit hours. That's the equivalent of a full semester's worth of college credits!

Leadership Gifts - contact Phil Willmert, Director of Annual Giving at pwillmert@drury.edu

  • Join the Drury Harwood Society with your annual gift(s) totaling $1,000 or more.
  • Join the Drury Presidents Society with your annual gift(s) totaling $2,500 or more.

*To apply for scholarship funds, students from participating schools must carry a minimum 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated financial need. Please contact your school counselor or enation@drury.edu for information on how to apply.

Dual enrollment courses are among the most affordable ways for students to earn college credit and they are proven to promote college degree attainment. Eighty-eight percent of students who take dual enrollment courses in high school go on to attend college by the age of 20 (National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 2017).

 Despite the reduced cost for dual enrolment classes, the costs can still be insurmountable for some students. In conversations with area superintendents and high school principals, it has been determined that modest scholarships would help bridge the gap and make dual enrollment possible for more of our area's best and brightest high school students.

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Giving By School/District
School/DistrictDonorsRaised ($)
Parkview HS0$0
Billings HS0$0
Blue Eye HS0$0
Chilhowee HS0$0
Liberty (St. Louis) HS0$0
Wentzville Holt HS0$0
St. Dominic HS0$0
Ft. Zum-North HS0$0
Ash Grove HS1$500
Fordland HS0$0
Mansfield HS0$0
Kickapoo HS0$0
Sherwood HS0$0
Stockton HS0$0
Plato HS0$0
Linn HS0$0
Crane HS0$0
Monett HS0$0
Jennings HS0$0
Ft. Zum-South HS0$0
Trenton HS0$0
Chilicothe HS0$0
New Haven HS0$0
Hermann HS0$0
Van Horn HS0$0
Ft. Osage HS0$0
Liberty BirchTree/Mt. Grove HS0$0
St. John Viannney HS0$0
Buffalo HS0$0
Springfield Catholic HS0$0
Belle HS0$0
Warrenton HS0$0
Incarnate Word Academy HS0$0
Seymour HS0$0
Richmond HS0$0
Ava HS0$0
Washington HS0$0
Cassville HS0$0
Herculaneum HS0$0
Independence School District0$0
Humansville HS0$0
Forsythe HS0$0
Bourbon HS0$0
Christian Brothers HS1$10
Valley Park HS0$0
Bolivar HS0$0
Cabool HS0$0
Center Alternative HS0$0
Sparta HS1$125
Niangua HS0$0
Fair Grove HS0$0
Exeter HS0$0
Homeschool HS0$0
Willard HS0$0
Twin Rivers HS0$0
Jefferson City HS0$0
Norwood HS0$0
Raytown Sr. HS0$0
Union HS0$0
Wheatland HS0$0
Marshfield HS0$0
Woodland HS0$0
Galena HS0$0
Neveda HS0$0
East Newton HS0$0
Pierce City HS1$500
Purdy HS0$0
California HS0$0
Pleasant Hope HS0$0
Butler HS0$0
Ava Victory Academy HS0$0
McAuley HS0$0
William Chrisman HS0$0
Branson HS0$0
Hope HS0$0
General Dual Credit Support6$21,035
Reeds Spring HS1$42
Logan-Rogersville HS0$0
Festus HS0$0
Mt. Vernon HS0$0
Blue Springs South HS0$0
Rolla HS0$0
Northwest HS0$0
Concordia HS0$0
Dixon HS0$0
North Callaway HS0$0
Houston HS0$0
Republic HS0$0
Verona HS0$0
Liberty (Kansas City) HS0$0
Ft. Zumwalt R-11 School District0$0
Gloria Deo Academy HS0$0
The Excel Center HS0$0
Montrose HS0$0
Hillcrest HS0$0
Belton HS0$0
St. Clair HS0$0
East Prairie HS0$0
Aurora HS0$0
Waynesville HS0$0
Hartville HS0$0
Center HS0$0
Truman HS0$0
Laquey HS0$0
The Summitt HS0$0
Leeton HS0$0
Steelville HS0$0
Richland HS0$0
Windsor HS0$0
Strafford HS0$0
Smithville HS0$0
Lamar HS0$0
Ft. Zum-East HS0$0
Waynesville Career Center HS0$0
Marionville HS0$0
New Covenant Academy HS0$0
Glendale HS0$0
Lebanon HS0$0
Ft. Zum-West HS0$0
Owensville HS0$0
Blue Springs HS0$0
Berean Christian Academy HS0$0
Walnut Grove HS0$0
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