Missouri Colleges Fund receives donation to underwrite scholarships
Thursday, March 03, 2011
CANTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) today announced that The George Riedel Private Foundation has contributed $25,000 to the Missouri Colleges Fund.
This grant will underwrite five $5,000 scholarships to five Hannibal High School graduates attending one of our 16 member schools. The scholarships will be awarded by the member schools on the basis of financial need to outstanding qualified students.
"The Missouri Colleges Fund is very grateful for this gift from The George Riedel Private Foundation," said Mike Backer, MCF president. "The Riedel Foundation recognizes the importance of education and significant impact that an educated workforce has on Missouri's economy."
MCF member schools are independent baccalaureate degree-granting liberal arts and comprehensive colleges and universities in the state of Missouri. Their income is derived primarily from private sources.
Missouri Colleges Fund member schools include Avila University, Kansas City; Central Methodist University, Fayette; Columbia College, Columbia; Culver-Stockton College, Canton; Drury University, Springfield; Evangel University, Springfield; Fontbonne University, St. Louis; Hannibal – LaGrange University, Hannibal; Maryville University, St. Louis; Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis; Park University, Parkville; Rockhurst University, Kansas City; Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar; Westminster College, Fulton; William Jewell College, Liberty and William Woods University, Fulton.
The MCF was incorporated in 1952 as a partnership of private enterprise and the member independent colleges and universities in the Show-Me State. The Fund is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt corporation; therefore, all contributions to the Fund are tax-deductible up to the limits prescribed by the law.
More information about MCF can be found online at www.mocollegesfund.org.
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