By Lori Dresner, Managing Editor/News Editor

Express Scripts announced that they are committing $2.5 million to the pre-collegiate Bridge Program and scholarships at the University of Missouri—St. Louis. The funding will primarily go to aiding local north St. Louis County high school students and Bridge Program participants. The program helps hundreds of local students prepare for college and career success. Up to 20 active UMSL scholarships of $15,000 apiece will also be funded, with preference given to students from north St. Louis County. The announcement was made at the University of Missouri Board of Curators meeting at UMSL on December 10.