Marvin E. "Bunky" Wright Educational Scholarship
The Marvin E. “Bunky” Wright Educational Scholarship is available through the University of Central Missouri Alumni Foundation for students participating in the UCM THRIVE program. THRIVE (Transformation, Health, Responsibility, Independence, Vocation, Education)
Through the THRIVE Program, the University of Central Missouri prepares students with disabilities to transition to independent living and find employment that fits their individual goals and abilities. During the two-year program, students are required to live on the UCM campus. They work on improving their academic abilities and peer interactions while learning computer and job skills. They also participate in career-focused internships. THRIVE graduates earn a Certificate of Success along with a personal portfolio. Some students may go on to earn a degree at UCM with the proper student support services in place for their success.
The Marvin E. “Bunky” Wright scholarship is made possible through a generous gift from MOHELA honoring the many years of service Bunky Wright has given to higher education in the state of Missouri.