Since 1952, the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) has secured scholarship gifts to help ensure that access to private higher education in Missouri is an affordable option for students from all backgrounds and levels of financial need.
Increasing the number of students majoring in education,preparing to return to teach in the Missouri’s classrooms is one of the MCF’s “signature initiatives.” Its purpose is to encourage and support independent/private colleges and universities in effectively increasing the number of students obtaining education degrees, returning to teach in Missouri classrooms.
CONSIDER THESE IMPORTANT FACTS:
- Since 1998, over 30,000 teachers have retired from the public schools.
- Over 6,000 teaching positions have gone unfilled.
- Over 21,000 new teachers and administrators will be needed by the beginning of the 2025 academic school year.
- Missouri ranks 24th among states in educational level, with approximately 37% of residents having a college degree.
- Nationwide, Missouri ranks 47th in per capita state spending on higher education.
PREPARING THE NEXT TEACHERS:
The Teachers First Scholars Program seeks the support of corporations, foundations and individuals to underwrite teacher preparation/education cholarships in special education, elementary, middle school and secondary education.
YOUR INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE:
The Teachers First Scholars Program is a tangible, effective and meaningful way by which donors help deserving and motivated students achieve their dreams of a high quality college education.
Every citizen has a stake in the quality and effectiveness of Missouri’s public schools. The 16 institutions in the MCF consortium, with enrollments exceeding 85,000, are among the leading independent/private colleges and universities in Missouri, providing donors the opportunity to help students with financial need to fulfill their dreams of a liberal arts and sciences education by writing just one check.
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN THIS IMPORTANT EFFORT
For more information, visit us on the web at:
Missouri Colleges Fund, Inc.
3401 West Truman Blvd., Suite 202
Jefferson City, MO 65109-6892
Telephone (573) 893-3818
FAX (573) 893-8308