Several Organizations Provide Scholarship Funds

Westminster College and William Woods University have each received
scholarship donations from several organizations through the Missouri Colleges
Fund (MCF).

“We want to thank The Enterprise Holdings Foundation, Emerson Charitable
Trust, The H & R Block Bank and Foundation, and the UPS
Foundation for these gifts,” says Dr. George B. Forsythe, President of
Westminster.  “Only through public/private partnerships can we make the
kind of strong investment in higher education that our students deserve.”

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation has committed $15,200 in scholarships to
the 16 MCF member schools.  Each of the 16 MCF member schools will be able
to award a $950 scholarship based on financial need to outstanding qualified
students.

The Emerson Charitable Trust is providing
$16,000 in need-based scholarships to the MCF member schools.  Each of the
member schools will be able to award a $1,000 scholarship to students studying
to receive degrees in math and science.

The H & R Block Bank and Foundation has committed $10,000 in scholarships
to underwrite need-based scholarships at the 16 MCF member schools. 
Scholarships will be awarded to students studying toward attaining degrees in
science and math. 

The UPS Foundation has committed $38,400 in
scholarships to underwrite a $2,400 need-based scholarship at each of the 16
MCF member schools.  The scholarships are made possible by a grant
from the UPS Educational Endowment Fund administered by the Council of
Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C.
“A college degree opens the door to countless
opportunities,” says Ken Sternad, President of the UPS Foundation.  “UPS
takes great pride in its partnership with CIC and in our support of thousands
of students over the years who have been able to pursue an education from our
nation’s private colleges.”

William Woods University President Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett notes, “These
contributions recognize the importance of education and the significant impact
that an educated workforce has on Missouri’s economy.”

 “The Missouri Colleges Fund is very grateful for these gifts from The
Enterprise Holdings Foundation and the Emerson Charitable Trust,” says Mike
Backer, MCF President. “Through these grants, they recognize the importance of
education and the significant impact that an educated workforce has on
Missouri’s economy.”

MCF was incorporated in 1952 as a partnership of private enterprise and the
member independent colleges and universities in the Show-Me-State. The MCF is a
501 © (3) tax-exempt corporation; therefore, all contributions to the MCF are
tax-deductible up to the limits prescribed by law.

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.
In addition to Westminster College and William Woods University, MCF 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; and William Jewell College, Liberty.

 More information about the Missouri Colleges Fund can be found online
at www.mocollegesfund.org or by
contacting MCF President Mike Backer at 573-893-3818.