Dedication to academic success in high school has earned Ashley Renee Beard, daughter of Patty and Troy Beard, of Camdenton, a Red and Black Scholarship in the amount of $4,000 per year to attend the University of Central Missouri.

Dedication to academic success in high school has earned Ashley Renee Beard, daughter of Patty and Troy Beard, of Camdenton, a Red and Black Scholarship in the amount of $4,000 per year to attend the University of Central Missouri.

The Red and Black Scholarship is awarded to incoming UCM freshmen based upon their high school cumulative grade point average and ACT composite score.

The scholarship is renewable and may be received for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study.

A senior at Camdenton High School, Beard will attend UCM majoring in mathematics education.