Senator Romine Education Scholarship


Aug 26 - Sep 30, 2021 - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM



Senator Romine Education Scholarship Established at MAC


The Senator Romine Education Scholarship has been established at Mineral Area College to benefit students of Missouri’s 3rd Senate district.

The scholarship fund was established through an initial $10,000 donation from Senator Gary Romine, the former member of the Missouri State Senate representing District 3 from 2013-2020, before being appointed to his current position as Chairman of the Missouri State Tax Commission.  While serving as State Senator, he served as Vice-Chair and then Chair of Senate Education Committee. Romine has also served as President of the Mineral Area College Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Board for MRV Banks, and is the Chairman of the Board for Show-Me-Rent-To-Own.

A strong advocate for education, Romine received an associate degree from Three Rivers Community College before transferring to Central Missouri State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Education. He taught high school in the Branson and Farmington school districts and served five years on the Mineral Area College Board of Trustees.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a Mineral Area College student from the 3rd Senate District who intends to complete a degree in Education. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a financial barrier to enrolling in college. Students may apply for the scholarship by ensuring their MAC Financial Aid Application is current and on file by February 15th each year.

Click here to make a tax-deductible contribution to the fund through MAC Foundation. For more information, contact MAC Executive Director of Development Kevin Thurman at 573-518-2261 or

Pictured in photo above (L-R) Kathy and Sen. Gary Romine, MAC President Dr. Joe Gilgour, and MAC Executive Director of Development Kevin Thurman.