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I want to extend my gratitude to everyone for their patience as we review the 500 plus scholarship applications for this year's Howard Aslinger Foundation scholarship award. As a family, we meticulously assess every application and essay. We are thrilled about the quality of the applications received. Your understanding as we work through all submissions and make decisions on the awardees is greatly appreciated. Thank you.


The Howard L. Aslinger Memorial Scholarship Foundation is an organization to encourage individuals with disabilities to further their education.



Howard L. Aslinger was born June 20, 1940 and passed away on June 16, 2009. While here with us he made a huge impact on all that met him.

When he was 11 years old he contracted polio which therefore put him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. He did not let this inconvenience stand in his way to lead an active and productive life.

Howard was president of Rotary and Jaycees and was JCI senator #22234, and was active in every sport you could imagine. He was a great coach to all his daughters and many other young athletes. He helped get the Cape Area Youth Soccer Association (CAYSA) program going and was CAYSA president and CAYSA select president. He was very influential in getting boys and girls soccer programs at the high school level in Southeast Missouri.

He was an American Family Insurance agent for 32 years. Before that he worked as Hahs-Stiegmeyer Insurance and his first job was with Otto Dingeldin.

He married Jean Phillips and had 3 daughters; Shelley, Kari, and Kim. Now he also has 7 beautiful grandchildren 

He never let his inconvenience get in his way of being a success. Since he did not have all the opportunities that he deserved when he was younger he always said he would like to start a scholarship for people with disabilities to further their education. So in honor and memory of him we are making this possible


The Howard L. Aslinger Memorial Scholarship Foundation is an organization to encourage individuals with disabilities to further their education.

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Apply Online for the Educational Scholarship or
email a PDF copy of the application to

The Howard L. Aslinger Memorial Scholarship Foundation will award scholarships to candidates each year based on applications received.  Funds may be used for any type of education from university to vocational training or for special needs education and equipment.



Making a Difference

The Howard Aslinger Foundation provides adaptive equipment to local athletes through a grant process so that they can achieve success in sports.


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The Howard Aslinger Foundation supports their mission statement by hosting fundraising events such as the Howard Aslinger 12/24 Hr Endurance Event and the Summer Music Festival.  If you would like to get involved by volunteering at one of these events click below to learn more.



This foundation would not be able to help so many if it were not for donations from people like you! We encourage you to learn more about us and what we do, however, if you are ready to donate now please follow the link below.

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Please fill free to contact any of us with any questions, comments or fond memories by simply filling out the form below.

2035 Allen Drive | Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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