Allene Hunt Porter, a 1941 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University who died in 2002, left a majority of her estate to Northwest to create the Hunt-Porter Scholarship Fund in memory of her family and her late husband, Ben Porter. The scholarships are awarded to deserving Missouri high school graduates who plan to pursue a career in teaching. Porter was born in Hamilton and, after marrying Ben, spent most of her time on their farm near Osborne. She taught math in St. Joseph and other northwest Missouri school districts. She and her husband, who lost their only daughter to cancer when she was very young, moved to Cameron when Ben's health prohibited him from actively working the farm. She continued to make Cameron her home after her husband's passing.
Scholarships associated with Hunt-Porter