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Jun 9, 2011    #129
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Kyle Gruber selected as University of Missouri-Kansas City 2011 Trustees' Scholar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is pleased to announce that Peculiar, Mo. resident Kyle Gruber has been named a 2011 UMKC Trustees' Scholar. Gruber is a graduate of the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing, an early-entrance-to-college, two-year residential program, located on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) in Maryville, Mo. Gruber will enter UMKC this fall will major in Business Administration.

Each year, UMKC names a select group of academically gifted and accomplished entering freshmen as Trustees' Scholars. The UMKC Trustees created the scholarship program to support the University in attracting the best and the brightest students to UMKC. Each Trustees' Scholar receives an aid package valued at more than $60,000 over four years.

Over the course of his high-school career, Gruber was vice-president of the Missouri Academy chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America, a member of the Alternate Spring Break Club, and a member of the Academy's Improv Team. Gruber was named to the NWMSU President's Honor Roll and the NWMSU Academic Honor Roll.

To qualify for the Trustees' Scholars Program, students must meet at least two of the following three criteria: a minimum ACT Composite score of 30; rank in the top 5 percent of the graduating class; or a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or more in a 17-class core curriculum. Trustees' Scholars must enroll full time, be seeking an undergraduate degree and commit to living on campus for the first two years.

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