Evangel University is one of 16 private liberal arts colleges and universities in Missouri that will benefit from an $18,000 grant that the Edward D. Jones & Company Foundation recently provided to the Missouri Colleges Fund.
The grant will underwrite the Edward Jones Scholars Program by providing a $1,125 scholarship to each of the 16 MCF member schools. The scholarships will be awarded, on the basis of financial need, to outstanding qualified students who are majoring in business and finance.
"Evangel University is grateful to be among the recipients of this generous gift to higher education," said Dr. Robert H. Spence, president. "Many students would not be able to attend college without the assistance of scholarships, and we are indebted to the Missouri Colleges Fund and Edward D. Jones for providing resources to educate the workforce of tomorrow."
The MCF was formed in 1952 as a nonprofit corporation. Its mission is to acquire resources to help educate students at each of the private liberal arts colleges and universities that are MCF members.
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; Westminster College and William Woods University, Fulton; and William Jewell College, Liberty.
More information about the Missouri Colleges Fund can be found online at www.mocollegesfund.org or by calling Mike Backer, MCF president, at (573) 893-3818.