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Charles M Place

Keeping alive the spirit of a loyal and enthusiastic Bearcat and celebrating his values is the premise behind the scholarship created in memory of 1972 Northwest Missouri State University alumnus Chuck Place.

Place passed away in 2009 after a battle with cancer. He was an astute businessman and in retirement dedicated his life to philanthropy, including serving as the former president of the Northwest Foundation.

Place, the 2003 recipient of the Northwest Alumni Association Turret Award, was president of Place’s Discount Stores until his retirement in 2000. Previously, he was a CPA with McGladrey and Pullen. In addition to his service to the Northwest Foundation Board of Directors, he served on numerous boards, including the Northwest Medical Center, Friends of the Carnegie Public Library, The Abbot’s Financial Council of Conception Abbey, Hundley-Whaley Research Farm Advisers, Printery House Advisory Group, Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation and Sparks of Hope.

To preserve his legacy and to continue to give back to their alma mater, Place’s family established the Charles M. Place Memorial Scholarship through the Northwest Foundation. Place was an accounting major at Northwest, so his family thought it was fitting to establish the scholarship for Northwest students majoring in accounting, economics or finance. Preference will be given to students from Place’s hometown of Albany. Applicants must also demonstrate leadership in campus organizations as well as financial need.
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  • Charles M Place Memorial Scholarship