10-year-old Elena Heil supports scholarship fund

Release Date: 2/28/2013

Elena Heil, the 10-year-old daughter of Associate Academic Dean Dr. Elissa Heil, recently made a gift to the University of the Ozarks' Annual Scholarship Fund (ASF).

Elena Heil donates to ASF.Elena, shown with Director of Development Lori McBee, donated $38.70 to the ASF from money she collected selling arts and crafts that she made, including God's eye yarn weavings and bookmarks made from fashionable duct tape. Elena also donated to the ASF last year.

"What thrills me is her commitment to the project and her understanding of why it's important," Dr. Heil said.

All annual unrestricted gifts go directly into the Annual Scholarship Fund to support scholarships and operations for an Ozarks education. Every gift to the fund, regardless of size, has a direct and immediate positive impact on students. For more information on how to support Ozarks through the Annual Scholarship Fund, please contact the Advancement Office at 479-979-1230.