Confluence awards college scholarships to MS&T students for 2014-2015
Confluence awards college scholarships to MS&T students for 2014-2015
Posted on 07/17/2014
logoConfluence Charter Schools selected 12 students who attend Missouri University of Science and Technology to receive scholarships in honor of a founding member. The scholarships are for students pursuing majors related to science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.

The 2014-2015 recipients of the Robert F. Henry Jr. Scholarship are: Cameron D. Boles, Jessica Harvey, David Hobbs, Ahlam Issa, Deron Johnson, Marquia Lewis, Valencia McKinney, Cornell Nichols III, Onosadavbeji Oghre-Ikanone, Renetra Osun, Juan David Remolina and Tiesha Smith. The amounts range from $1,500 to $4,000 for the academic year for a total of $32,500.

Robert F. Henry Jr. was a founding member of Confluence Academy who 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 was a graduate of Charles E. Sumner High School.

The first scholarships were awarded in 2006-2007. This year, seven of the students are prior recipients of the Henry scholarship.

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.

Students will be recognized at an annual scholarship dinner on the campus of Missouri S&T in late September.