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Edgar O. Zimmer

Edgar O. Zimmer supported hundreds of Monroe County youth with college scholarships for decades before his death on November 18, 2006 at 102. Edgar and Bonnie Zimmer recognized the potential of the youth of the community and the importance of education to assure a strong future for their beloved Monroe County. First his private foundation made scholarship and tuition waiver grants, and then, in 2002, Edgar established the Zimmer Family Scholarship program at the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation to perpetually provide scholarships to help students receive a post secondary education in the field of their choice at the accredited college of their choice.

Mr. Zimmer’s vision created a partnership between the high schools in the County and the community foundation that annually awards scholarships to students of good moral character and academic promise who have proven leadership or entrepreneurial spirit with demonstrated financial need at the college they will attend.