New Scholarships from Missouri Colleges Fund Go To Area Schools

Westminster College and William Woods University are two of the 13 schools whose students will benefit from the generosity of two organizations that recently provided grants through the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF).

Citing a desire to invest in education in the State of Missouri, A.G. Edwards and the Herman T. & Phenie R. Pott Foundation both made substantial contributions to underwrite scholarships at MCF-member schools.

A.G. Edwards provided a grant of $20,000 to underwrite 16 student scholarships and the Herman T. & Phenie R. Pott Foundation provided a $35,000 grant to be used for student scholarships at MCF schools.

“We at Westminster College and William Woods University are very grateful to A.G. Edwards and the Pott Foundation for these gifts,” said Fletcher M. Lamkin, president of Westminster College. “Only through public/private partnerships can we make the kind of strong investment in higher education that our students deserve.”

William Woods University President Jahnae Barnett added, “This contribution recognizes the importance of education and the significant impact that an educated workforce has on Missouri’s economy. We thank the Missouri Colleges Fund for their support.”

The MCF was formed in 1952 as a non-profit corporation. The MCF mission is to acquire resources to help educate students in its member private liberal arts colleges and universities.

In addition to Westminster College and William Woods University, MCF member schools include: Avila University, Kansas City; Central Methodist University, Fayette; Culver Stockton College, Canton; Drury University and Evangel University, Springfield; Fontbonne University, Maryville University and Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis; Park University, Parkville; and Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar.

More information about the Missouri Colleges Fund can be found on-line at or by calling MCF President Mike Backer at 573-893-3818.