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Three students at Three Rivers College have received the Ivester-Keeter Scholarship, administered by the Three Rivers Endowment Trust.

They are:

  • Kelse McKinney of Naylor. A 2017 graduate of Naylor High School, McKinney is the daughter of Chad and Jennifer McKinney of Naylor. She is pursuing a degree in Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • Jenna (Ross) Robbins of Van Buren. Currently seeking a degree in Elementary Education, Robbins is a 2016 graduate of Van Buren R-1. She is married to Barry Robbins and is the daughter of Christy and Johnny Sanders and Danny Ross, all of Van Buren.
  • Kelly Sanders of Williamsville. A 1997 graduate of Greenville High School, Sanders is engaged to Tim Garrett. She is pursuing a degree in Middle School Education.

The fund was set up by an anonymous donor in honor of two former instructors at Poplar Bluff High School. There is a preference for students from the four-county taxing district majoring in math or science education.

These scholarships represent some of the more than $60,000 awarded to students this fall by the Three Rivers Endowment Trust, a 501(c)(3) organization that receives and manages donations on behalf of Three Rivers College. The Endowment Trust provides a mutually beneficial means for individuals and businesses to partner with the College. For information on donating to scholarships, building projects, or other College needs, contact the Three Rivers Development Office at 573-840-9077.

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