Missouri Military Academy Receives $25,000 Gift in Support of D’Cherion Nelson Scholarship

Missouri Military Academy recently received a $25,000 grant from an anonymous foundation to renew annual funding for a scholarship named in honor of D’Cherion Nelson, a 2015 MMA graduate and corps battalion commander. This scholarship supports deserving cadets who need financial support to attend MMA and benefit from the Academy’s 360ᵒ Education, focused on developing mind, body and spirit and helping young men take command of their futures.

“Without support from alumni, friends of the Academy and other organizations, we would not be able to provide the life-changing education to cadets as we do,” said MMA President Richard V. Geraci, Brigadier General, USA (Ret). “Scholarship support, such as from this foundation, is essential to ensuring we are able to help young men take command of their lives and become leaders and gentlemen of character. Increased scholarship funding from our alumni and other partners – to support families who seek an MMA education for their sons – is a key goal for the Academy.”

MMA awarded more than $1.5 million in financial support to qualifying families for the 2018-19 academic year.

Founded in 1889, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) is a private all-boy college preparatory academy that serves grades 7 through 12 and offers a post-graduate year. Located in a safe and peaceful setting in rural Missouri, MMA educates students from around the world who seek college preparatory and career readiness programs in a military structured environment, focused on developing self-confidence and grit. Our 360° Education™ promotes academic excellence and success, character development, physical development, personal motivation and leadership training to prepare young men to take command of their personal lives and their future. For more information, visit MissouriMilitaryAcademy.org.

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