CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 27, 2005 – The Velna Cooper Brown Restricted Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.
Members of Brown’s family pledged $100 a year to establish the scholarship in her honor. The family and Brown were recognized for their gift to the Foundation at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center’s (SAHEC) benefit reception April 30 at SAHEC.
The scholarship will be awarded to a student with an interest in music attending SAHEC. The Sikeston Area Higher Education Center Scholarship Committee will select the recipient. The scholarship is renewable.
Brown is a native of Charleston, Mo., and attended Southeast Missouri State University. Now retired, Brown was a public school music teacher and taught private piano lessons in Charleston. .