An endowed scholarship has been established in memory of Vivian Vu, a sophomore at Missouri Southern who died following an eight vehicle crash in November 2017 while returning from a Model UN conference in Chicago, Ill.

The Vivian Vu World Community Scholarship is intended to honor her commitment to global education and awareness, as well as her exceptional capacity for building and sustaining friendships.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

· Have sophomore or junior standing, having completed 30-90 credit hours of instruction with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.

· Have studied abroad or made plans to study abroad for at least one semester.

· Have taken a range of courses that show clearly an interest in international issues and in a range of global cultures.

· Have participated in Model United Nations, Model European Union, Arab League or other comparable international simulation.

· Show a strong commitment to community building efforts, including volunteer and service work, especially efforts that aim to bridge between cultures.

· Agree to serve one academic year on the committee that awards the scholarship.

Faculty are invited to encourage deserving students to apply by filling out a Foundation Scholarship application at

Those wishing to help grow the endowment to increase its impact can make a gift by visiting and entering “Vivian Vu Scholarship” in the designation line.