Missouri Colleges Fund receives $25,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
CANTON, Mo. ¯ The Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) today announced that the Monsanto Fund has contributed $25,000 to the Missouri Colleges Fund.
This grant underwrites the Monsanto Fund Science and Math Teacher Scholarship Program at 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 Monsanto Fund," said Mike Backer, MCF president. "The Monsanto Fund 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.
“Educated and informed teachers are the backbone of the education system and we are proud to support those studying to be math and science teachers,” said Deborah Patterson, Monsanto Fund president, “It is so important that they receive the tools they need so that the next generation of students can succeed.”
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.
About the Monsanto Fund
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.
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