This article was published in the Fall 2015 Ag Review, Volume 34 – a publication produced by the William H. Darr College of Agriculture at Missouri State University.
Students in the Darr School of Agriculture excel in both academics and extracurricular actives, and students are often recognized for their success. T-Asia Mays, senior animal science major from St. Louis, Missouri is one such student.
Mays was recently awarded the MaroonNation St. Louis Scholarship. She is the first student from the School of Agriculture to receive this scholarship
Mays is one of two-students at Missouri State University selected to receive the scholarships. She was chosen out of 4,100 students from the St. Louis area. The scholarship is based off of the general and departmental scholarship application and the recipient must be a resident of the St. Louis area.
The MaroonNation St. Louis Scholarship was established to assist Missouri State students from St. Louis to excel academically. It is funded by Missouri State University alumni and supporters from the St. Louis area. Donors attended a all in St. Louis where they buy tables, tickets and BearWear. Missouri State’s mascot, Boomer Bear, makes an appearance and attendees network, all while raising money for student scholarships.
This scholarship has given Mays the opportunity to network and meet alumni. Receiving the scholarship provided her the chance to tell her story and describe her experience in the School of Agriculture by attending the St. Louis MaroonNation Ball held on December 2, 2015.
As to her experience at the ball and to being the scholarship winner, Mays said, “An amazing time, with amazing people. I even did a little networking or after college. And I got to share it with my family.”
If you are an alumni interested in the MaroonNation events, visit the Alumni Association website, https://alumni.missouristate.edu for more details.