Mission on the move
As word continued to spread about Ed’s scholarship model, the Shawnee Mission School district was all-in and hired Ed full-time to implement the model — allowing him to focus all of his energy on this new way for thousands of students to receive scholarships. Each student enrolled in the model at Shawnee Mission received between $100,000 and $2.4M in package scholarship offers.
Ed dedicated his entire career to helping students dream bigger and building systems that enable students to turn those dreams into their reality. VU was founded based on Ed’s model and vision. His gentle heart, mission-oriented personality, and inspirational passion were foundational and continue to push VU forward every day.