MSSU receives large donation

Missouri Southern receives a one million dollar gift to help students in need.

JOPLIN, Mo. - The gift is from the estates of Harrison and June Harper and will add to an existing endowed scholarship created by the family. The program helps juniors and seniors in need of financial aid.

The new donation will increase the number of students the program can help each year. Harrison Harper was a long time area resident, moving to Carthage in 1931, and operating both the Carthage and Joplin airports.

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