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Dunlap Scholar Award

The unexpected death of a Northwest Missouri State University alumnus and former member of the University's Tower yearbook editorial staff prompted classmates and colleagues of Mike Dunlap to establish a scholarship in his memory. Dunlap, a 1989 Northwest graduate and a journalism teacher at Blue Valley West High School in Kansas, died Aug. 2, 2010 at the age of 44. His high school students routinely excelled at state and national journalism and yearbook competitions, and just months before his death, he was recognized as one of seven individuals named to the 2010 class of Kansas Master Teachers.

Dunlap also was chairman of the mass communication department and program facilitator for journalism for the Blue Valley Unified School District, served as a yearbook consultant, instructed seminars for high school yearbook workshops and was on the faculty of summer journalism workshops for several universities.

The Dunlap Scholar Award will be awarded to a Tower yearbook student who is on the publication's editorial board. The recipient must have a minimum 2.75 GPA, and a mentor will also be assigned to each award recipient for a year.
Scholarships associated with Dunlap Scholar Award
  • Dunlap Scholar Award