Confluence, Missouri S&T celebrate Henry Scholarship recipients
Confluence, Missouri S&T celebrate Henry Scholarship recipients
Posted on 10/01/2013
Henry Scholarship

On September 30, Confluence Charter Schools and Missouri University of Science and Technology recognized 13 college students at the annual Robert F. Henry Jr. Scholarship Dinner.

The Robert F. Henry Jr. Scholarship is presented in honor of a founding member of Confluence Charter Schools to students pursuing majors related to science, technology, engineering and math at the Rolla campus.

The 2013-2014 recipients are: Cameron Boles, Dajae Williams, Juan David Remolina, Jessica Harvey, Valencia McKinney, Nicholas McFarland, Sasha Worthy, Diego Robayo, Ahlam Issa, Deron Johnson, Marquia Lewis, Diamond Williams and Ishmael Israel.* 

Henry Scholars

Representatives from Missouri S&T gave remarks about the significance of the award and the partnership between the university and Confluence. The scholars were presented certificates by Sonya Henry, chair of the Confluence Board of Directors, and Jeanice Baker, Confluence Board member. Mrs. Henry spoke on behalf of her family and shared the history of the scholarship.

Mr. Henry passed away in 2004. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering. He earned a master’s degree in construction engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 1986. He was a founding member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. on the Rolla campus. As a professional, he was the first African American to hold a leadership position as an engineer for the City of St. Louis, President of the Board of Public Service. He graduated from Charles E. Sumner High School. Mrs. Henry said her husband was encouraged to attend college by his high school science teacher.

The first scholarships were awarded in 2006-2007. Several of this year’s scholars are past recipients.

Students must commit to an internship with Confluence to serve as a tutor. The paid internship requires working at least two weeks during winter, spring or summer breaks.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be a senior at a St. Louis city or county high school or enrolled at Missouri S&T; major in a science, technology, engineering or math related field; secondary education in a STEM field is acceptable; must be a permanent resident of the St. Louis area and a resident of the state of Missouri; have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and meet requirements for admission to Missouri S&T. Applications are made available in November and are due in February.

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*Cameron Boles, Ishmael Israel and Nicholas McFarland are not pictured above.