1889 Scholarship Supporters Make a $20,000+ Difference for Cadets

On September 18, 2021, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) recognized the alumni, families, friends and staff who have supported MMA cadets through the 1889 Scholarship Fund in 2020 and 2021. So far, their support has already generated more than $20,000 for MMA cadet scholarships. 65% of the 2021-22 MMA Corps of Cadets receive financial aid to attend the Academy.

“Financial aid support enables us to provide a life-changing education to cadets who wouldn’t be able to attend MMA without help. Programs like the 1889 Scholarship Fund are essential to support families who seek an MMA education for their sons,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement Rob Silbaugh. “We are immensely thankful to those who commit their support for MMA cadets and give each month.”

With a recurring gift of $18.89 each month or $226.68 each year, 1889 Scholarship donors provide ongoing gifts to support cadet education. To become an 1889 Scholarship supporter, contact Vice President for Institutional Advancement Rob Silbaugh at 573.581.1776 ext. 230. Learn about the 1889 Scholarship.

Thank you, 1889 Scholarship Supporters!

  • Chris Belknap, representing the family of Bob Belknap, former Vice President for Institutional Advancement
  • Kurt Bilsel, Class of 1981
  • Daniel Brandt, Class of 1996
  • Gregg Center, Class of 1991
  • Richard Cooper, Class of 1982
  • Richard and Tonya Dehlinger, Class of 1993
  • Rob English, Parent of Alum - William English, Class of 2020
  • Dan Erdel, Board of Trustees Member
  • Cheryl Evans, Parent of Cadet Reagan Ammons, Class of 2024
  • Jason Falbo-Gwinn, Class of 1988
  • German Flores Tellez Giron, Parent of Cadet Rodrigo Flores Pavon, Class of 2025
  • Richard Geraci, President
  • Paul Gillette, Class of 1970
  • Elizabeth Hamilton, Parent of Cadet Matthew Hamilton, Class of 2023
  • Todd Helm, Class of 1980
  • Donna Henderson, Parent of Cadet Michael Henderson, Class of 2022
  • Vladimir Iglesias, Parent of Cadet Gabriel Iglesias Osorio, Class of 2024
  • Hunter Jenkins, Class of 1985
  • Eric Johnson, Class of 1970
  • Karen Jones, former MMA Faculty Member
  • Jeffrey Jorishie, Class of 1976
  • Garrett Kletjian, Parent of Cadet Mason Kletjian, Class of 2024
  • Lara Leatz, Parent of Cadet Zachary Leatz, Class of 2022
  • Heinz Leigh, Class of 1999
  • Lynne Lowder, Parent of Cadet Roman Lowder, Class of 2024
  • Jarrod Magee, Class of 1997
  • Eric Martinson, Class of 1996
  • Steven McDavid, Class of 1997
  • Christopher Miller, Class of 1975
  • James Obenshain, Class of 1986
  • Polly Peters, Friend of MMA
  • Paul Petit, Class of 1985
  • Punita Raheja, Parent of Alumni, Ayush Raheja, Class of 2020
  • Renee Rivera, Parent of Alumni, Adrian Lopez, Class of 2025
  • Sanders Roth, Class of 2004
  • Michele Ryan, Parent of Alumni, Derek Ryan, Class of 2015
  • Harold "Chris" Schafer, Class of 1989
  • Edwin Schisler, Class of 1966
  • Eric Shepard, Class of 1994
  • Brent Stone, Class of 1973
  • Carl Tegtmeier, Class of 1962
  • William Tholen, Parent of Alum, Jacob Tholen, Class of 2022
  • Howard Thomas, Class of 1966
  • Thomas Troll, Class of 1968
  • William Wright, Parent of Alum, Bradford Wright, Class of 2021

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