Westminster College and William Woods University have received new scholarship funds thanks to Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) grants from Mastercard Worldwide and the Enterprise Holdings Foundation.
Mastercard Worldwide has contributed $16,000 to the MCF, providing 16 $1,000 scholarships at each of the 16 MCF member schools through the Mastercard Math Teacher Scholars Program. These scholarships will be awarded by the member schools on the basis of financial need to outstanding qualified students preparing to teach math.
The Enterprise Holdings Foundation has contributed $13,600 to the MCF for scholarships at the 16 MCF member schools through the Enterprise Holdings Scholarship Program. These scholarships will be awarded by the member schools on the basis of financial need to outstanding qualified students majoring in business-related studies.
"Westminster is very grateful to Mastercard Worldwide, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation and the Missouri Colleges Fund for these gifts," says Dr. George B. Forsythe, 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 Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett notes, "This contribution recognizes the importance of education and the significant impact that an educated workforce has on Missouri's economy."
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; Columbia College, Columbia; Culver-Stockton College, Canton; Drury University, Springfield; Evangel University, Springfield; Fontbonne University, St. Louis; Maryville University, St. Louis; Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis; Park University, Parkville; Rockhurst University, Kansas City; William Jewell College, Liberty; LaGrange College, Hannibal; and Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar.
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.
More information about the Missouri Colleges Fund can be found on-line at www.mocollegesfund.org or by calling MCF President Mike Backer at 573-893-3818.