The family of Richard E. Miller is pleased to once again invite Atchison County students who intend to continue their education in the area of automotive mechanics to apply for a scholarship in Richard’s name.
Richard lived his entire life in northwest Missouri, except for his time spent in the military. From early childhood and with his very first toys, it was evident that he had an interest in seeing how things work. Thank goodness he also had an incredible talent putting those things back together again.
Richard graduated from Tarkio High School in 1966. His future as an automotive mechanic was never in doubt, and he worked in Rock Port in that field his entire adult life. He was the owner and operator of Miller Automotive, and later of Rock Port Automotive, for many years until his illness.
Richard passed away in December of 2011. His many friends contributed to this scholarship fund in his honor.
It is hoped that all who receive this scholarship will continue their interest and training in automotive mechanics, that this scholarship will help them with their future education expenses, and that they will return to Atchison County as skilled mechanics.
Scholarship applications are available from the guidance counselors at all county schools and are due by Friday, April 21, 2017 to Mrs. Richard E. Miller at Rock Port R-II School.