Missouri Colleges Fund Receives Grant for Student Scholarships

The Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) has received a $15,000 grant from Commerce Bank to underwrite need-based scholarships at member schools.


The grant will underwrite student scholarships at each of the 16 MCF member schools, including Westminster College and William Woods University.  These scholarships will be awarded by the member schools on the basis of financial need.


“The Missouri Colleges Fund is very grateful to Commerce Bank for this gift,” said Mike Backer, MCF president. “This contribution recognizes the importance of education and the significant impact that an educated workforce has on Missouri’s economy.”


MCF is a non-profit corporation, incorporated in 1952 as a partnership of private enterprise and the member independent colleges and universities in the Show-Me State. The MCF mission is to acquire resources to help educate students in its 16 member private liberal-arts colleges and universities.


In addition to Westminster College and William Woods University, Missouri Colleges Fund member schools include Avila University and Rockhurst University, Kansas City; Central Methodist University, Fayette; Columbia College, Columbia; Culver-Stockton College, Canton; Drury University and Evangel University, Springfield; Fontbonne University, Maryville University and Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis;  Hannibal-LaGrange College, Hannibal; Park University, Parkville; Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, and William Jewell College, Liberty.


For more information about the Missouri Colleges Fund, visit www.mocollegesfund.org or call Mike Backer, MCF president, at 573-893-3818.