School will be a little less expensive this year for two Missouri Southern Biology majors.
Hannah Morrison is a senior at MSSU majoring in Environmental Health and Safety, and junior Khye Hill is an MSSU Ecology major. Both students are the first recipients of a scholarship in honor of the late Bob Nichols.
Nichols was one of the founding members of the Jasper and Newton County Environmental Task Force. And members of that group wanted to honor his memory by creating the scholarship.
“Honored to be selected, I was not expecting to get anything back because of all the applicants that could have been but very honored to be chosen,” says Hannah Morrison.
“The dream would be to work in wildlife biology, I’m really interested in like reptiles and birds; if I could do anything where it’s kind of like teaching people about reptiles like a nature center or doing something like raptor rehab,” says Khyl Hill.
Both received $500 dollars to put towards the cost of tuition. Nichols was a longtime Webb City area resident and donated both money and time to support environmental protection and improvement.