Three Rivers College students Johnny Boham and Zoreonta Moore are recipients of the merit-based Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years. Boham, a native of Indianapolis, was awarded $5,000 toward earning dual degrees: an associate of science in pre-engineering and an associate of arts in English. The sophomore student is a member of ACHIEVE and participated in the Student Leadership Academy. He has been a peer tutor with the ACHIEVE program for Math, Science, and English and is currently a college work-study tutor with the Tutor and Learning Center. He is working toward becoming an engineer and plans to transfer to either Missouri S&T or a Florida university. Moore, who is pursuing an associate of arts in business administration, received $2,500 to further her education. She is a native of Charleston, Missouri, and in her second year at Three Rivers. She works as a peer mentor for the ACHIEVE program, serves as a student ambassador, and participates in the Student Leadership Academy. After earning her associate degree, she plans to work toward becoming a lawyer. The Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship is provided through the Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation. Selected students demonstrate leadership skills, positive character, and strong academic performance. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for the scholarship. Selection criteria also considers work ethic and a desire to positively contribute to society. The students applied for the scholarships through ACHIEVE, a federal TRiO student support services program designed to support first-generation and low-income students, as well as students registered with Disability Services. The program provides tutoring; grant aid, and more for 250 students who attend Three Rivers College.