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Three Rivers College graduate Dillon Harper of Doniphan has received the Paul & Joe Anne Ripley Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University. Harper is married to Makeena Harper of Doniphan and is the son of Gaylon and Katrina Harper of Winona. He is a 2017 recipient of the HiSET. He graduated from Three Rivers College with an Associate of Arts Teaching Degree and is attending Southeast this Fall semester.

The Paul & Joe Anne Ripley Scholarship supports graduates from a Ripley County high school (Doniphan HS, Naylor HS, West Point Christian Academy) or residents of Ripley County who hold a valid high school equivalency certification and who are graduating from Three Rivers College and have been accepted by a regionally accredited college/university to complete their baccalaureate degree. Visit to apply online. You may contact the Three Rivers College Office of Financial Aid for further information.

Three Rivers College works with graduates to find those eligible and encourages them to apply for the scholarship. The College also works with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to award the scholarships at the request of the donor.

“We are honored to help the Ripley family award this generous scholarship each year,” said Dr. Wesley Payne, President of Three Rivers College. “It helps our graduates continue their education journey, and their success is our ultimate goal.”

Three Rivers College, recognizing outstanding academic achievement as well as financial need, has a number of established institutional and endowed scholarships to assist students in realizing their educational goals. For information on scholarships and other financial aid at Three Rivers College, visit For information on contributing to scholarships at Three Rivers, contact the College Development Office at 573-840-9077.

Three Rivers College offers a wide variety of college transfer and career/technical programs on its main campus in Poplar Bluff; at locations in Sikeston, Kennett, Dexter, and Cape Girardeau; and online. For additional information, visit the college website at or call 573-840-9605 or, toll-free, 877-879-8722.

Three Rivers College is committed to contributing to the quality of life in Southeast Missouri with quality, affordable higher education opportunities and community services that support and encourage the economic, civic, and cultural vitality of the region. For more information about college and workforce programs and upcoming events, visit

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