Kwame Building Group Endows Teaching Scholarship


Maryville University’s School of Education has announced a new scholarship for students with an associate’s degree from a St. Louis area community college who seek teacher certification. The scholarship is funded by a $50,000 donation from Kwame Building Group in St. Louis.

“As student diversity has increased throughout Missouri’s schools, we are committed to doing all possible to increase the supply of diverse teachers,” said Sam Hausfather, PhD. “This generous gift will help Maryville University respond to the real needs of area schools and of our students who need this important assistance.”

Education students who wish to apply for the scholarship will be asked to write an essay that illustrates their desire to teach and discusses the imperative of giving back to one’s community. Qualified applicants will be from underrepresented populations and demonstrate financial need.

“What better investment can we make than to develop strong educators that are passionate about improving the education of and opportunities available to our children,” said Anthony Thompson, president and CEO of Kwame Building Group.

The scholarship award is for a period of two years, unless the student is in a five-year academic program, in which case the award would be for three years.

For more information, contact Maryville University’s School of Education, 314.529.9466.

About Kwame Building Group
Kwame Building Group is a pure program and construction management firm providing estimating, scheduling, project planning, value engineering and other project management services as an independent advocate for owners and developers. Public and private sector projects include educational facilities, major airports nationwide, light-rail systems, hospitals and government facilities.  KWAME is headquartered in St. Louis with division offices in Dallas, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Seattle.

About Maryville University
Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the Masters-Midwest category, Maryville University students may choose from 50 academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Among recent graduates, 82 percent are employed or attending graduate school. More than 16,000 Maryville alumni work and live in the St. Louis region.