Blanche Diepenbrock Scholarship Fund Established

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Dec. 13, 2010 – The Blanche Diepenbrock Scholarship Fund has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.

William Diepenbrock of St. Louis made a $1,000 gift to launch the restricted scholarship.

The scholarship will be awarded to a Southeast Missouri State University Harrison College of Business student with unmet financial need. The University Scholarship Committee will select the recipient.

Mr. Diepenbrock graduated from Southeast in 1962 and went on to earn an MBA from Southern Illinois University.  After a stint in the U.S. Army, he joined Guarantee Trust Co. in St. Louis and retired as a senior vice president after more than 30 years service.  After his retirement, he launched his own business as a trust company and financial advisor to serve his many long-time clients.