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W M C Dawson Scholarship

One of the longest running scholarships in the history of Northwest was funded August, 1976, by former regent Wheaton Dawson and his wife, Inez.   Close friends with Robert and Virginia Foster, the Dawsons realized the importance of helping Northwest students finance their education.

Dawson, who owned the Citizens Bank of Grant City, which was started by his father in 1881, passed away in 1987, but his legacy lives on today thanks to the W.M.C. Dawson Scholarship Fund.  Because he began working in the family bank at age 16, he was never able to attend college, and throughout his life he stressed the importance of higher education.

Today, the University works with Jennifer Dawson-Nicholson '71, who owns Nicholson Capital Management in Kansas City and serves on the Northwest Foundation Board of Directors.  Jennifer is the granddaughter of Wheaton and Inez Dawson.
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