by Mike Brothers, Drury
Drury University is partnering with generous donors and one of the leading social fundraising platforms in higher education to boost access and equity for students from under-represented backgrounds.
Drury is building on its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion with a dollar-for-dollar matching challenge for scholarships and financial aid. Gifts will help support educational opportunities for students from underrepresented minorities in our community and help recruit more students with diverse backgrounds to the Springfield area. The campaign runs through the end of the year.
“Institutions of higher education play a leading role when it comes to moving the needle in terms of diversity and inclusion in the Ozarks,” says Kevin Kropf, executive vice president for enrollment management. “Drury’s close-knit campus, with its focus on mentoring for a successful life and career, is particularly well suited to serve students from minority backgrounds. Studies show these students thrive whenever access to personalized education is expanded.”
Drury is among the Top 15 schools in the Midwest for boosting social mobility, according to U.S. New and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2021” rankings. The list recognizes schools that enroll, and graduate, large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded Pell Grants.