Prosperity Connection is a 501( c )3 designated nonprofit that was formed in 2010 to help individuals and families earn economic independence through financial education, community services, and low-cost banking options in an effort to improve their standard of living and better their lifestyle. The organization strives to achieve its mission by deploying staff, volunteers, and resources to low-income communities throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. As a part of its outreach, Prosperity Connection has committed itself to assisting adult students who are working to gain a degree from a two or four-year institution of higher learning.
In 2011 Prosperity Connection launched the Janice Mosby Scholarship Fund to provide much needed financial assistance to adult students, aged 23 years or older, who are pursuing a two-year or four-year post-secondary degree. Janice Mosby was a teacher and principal in the St. Louis Public Schools for more than 30 years. With a kind heart and gentle spirit, she dedicated her life to helping students in the community develop to their fullest potential. In addition to her career in education, Ms. Mosby was a founding Director of Prosperity Connection. Shortly after the creation of the organization, she passed away unexpectedly in late 2010.
To honor her memory, since 2011, a total of $35,000 has been awarded to 14 deserving adult students.