TOTAL AWARDED (2018-2020): $111,500
CHARLES ROBERT DEPRO
Bob Depro channeled his passion for history into a
34-year teaching career as a champion for the students of
Sikeston High School. Announcing as the “Voice of the Bulldogs”
or attending their sporting events, Depro
cheered on his beloved Bulldogs for over 50 years.
His final legacy to Sikeston Public Schools in the fall of 2017
was his gift of almost $1.8 million to the Sikeston Public Schools Foundation
to establish the Bob Depro Scholarship Fund. The purpose
of this fund is to provide college scholarships
for students graduating from Sikeston Public Schools.
This donation reflects his generous spirit. Bob Depro leaves a
remarkable footprint on our community and our school system.
Due to Mr. Depro’s generosity, the Sikeston Public Schools
Foundation is able to award scholarships to deserving students
each year. These students submitted impressive applications
which showed their dedication to academics, extracurricular activities,
and community service.
2020 DEPRO SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: $48,000 AWARDED
Not pictured: Rory Jaynes, Clark Steward, Hayden Alcorn, Emma Drury, Samuel Drury, and Lauren Hornback
2019 DEPRO SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: $39,500 AWARDED
First Row: Karsyn Stone, Claire Bonner, Alyssa Nolen, Giselle Galang, Malena Compas, Jeffery Thornbrough, Nate Self, Gabe Eckert
Second Row: Seth Blanchfield, Kelli Dukes, Gracie Barber, Katie Hampton, Briana Gadberry, Emma Jones, Hayli Howard, Alli Hay,Sydney Stark
Not Pictured: Spencer Williams, Ella Crader, Paige Crumpecker, Claire Hamlin, Grace Foust, Audrey Vogel
2018 DEPRO SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: $24,000 AWARDED
First Row: Emma Grimes, Sarah Thornton, Kylie Noe, Abigail Vaught, Allison Miles, Zachary Watkins
Second Row: Brylie Noe, Garrett Smith, Olivia Nash, Bryce Bays, Morgan Merrill, Fadel Alkilani