James T. Broadnax Memorial Scholarship

The donor is using this opportunity to honor her father, an African American man, for his hard work and dedication to his family and community. James T. Broadnax was licensed to teach public school in Choctaw County, Mississippi, but did not meet Missouri certification requirements when he came to St. Louis in 1943. He declined an offer from a family member for the resources to complete his education training as he had the responsibility to provide for his growing family. Despite being unable to continue his career in the teaching profession, his love of education was communicated to his five daughters, three of whom became educators.

Scholarship Criteria

  1. Recipients must be Missouri residents.
  2. Recipients will be undergraduate students enrolled full-time at UMSL (12 hours each semester).
  3. Recipients must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree through the College of Education.
  4. Preference will be given to African American students so long as the law allows.
  5. Recipients will demonstrate high financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).