The May G. Edmunds Scholarship

May Edmunds (1934-2009) was a loving and dedicated daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother.

Sigma Chi sweethearts

Intellectually, May was a joyful and careful observer of the mechanisms of life. She trained as a biologist and ecologist, but her relentless curiosity led her to such diverse fields as fashion, psychological testing, art, education and even the construction trade. Her house was always filled with new crafts, books and experiments conducted for no other reason than to better understand the world. These few pages from one of May’s journals, show her keen observations, and sense of humor.

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May passed away at age 74, surrounded by loving family, after a courageous seven-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

May loved exploring in nature

The May G Edmunds Scholarship recognizes outstanding observational abilities in the fields of biology and ecology.

The target audience for this scholarship is Kirkwood (MO) High School students and-or alum, and the successful award candidate(s) will embody May’s spirit in many of the following important ways:

– Keen and curious observer of the natural world
– Understanding of the scientific process
– Dedication to family
– Sense of humor and wonder

Click here to initiate the application process, and please state the name of the specific scholarship of interest in the subject line of the email.