About Us

MISSION
The aim of the Missouri Colleges Fund is to obtain resources that can support the education of students in private four-year liberal-arts colleges and universities that are members of the organization.

WHAT WE DO
The Missouri Colleges Fund was established in 1952 as a partnership between private enterprise and independent colleges and universities in Missouri. The MCF has a reputation for connecting institutions with partners to promote financial support, which allows colleges to achieve more than they could alone.

DIRECT SUPPORT TO STUDENTS
All donations received by the Missouri Colleges Fund are directed to qualified students based on financial need, unless the donor specifies otherwise. Each college selects the scholarship recipients.

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First Opportunity Scholars

The Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) has been providing scholarship gifts since 1952 to make sure that private higher education in Missouri is affordable for students from diverse backgrounds and financial need. One of the MCF's main initiatives is to enhance education for first-generation, low-income and new students by supporting private colleges and universities.

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College Access and Success

Since its inception in 1952, the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) has been committed to making private higher education in Missouri accessible and affordable for students from all backgrounds and financial circumstances. One of the MCF's key initiatives is to improve college access and success for "first opportunity students," including those who are low-income, first-generation or otherwise considered "at risk."
By partnering with private colleges and universities throughout the state, the MCF aims to provide these students with the resources and support they need to succeed academically and professionally. Through its efforts, the MCF is helping to ensure that a college education remains within reach for all Missourians, regardless of their socioeconomic status or other factors that may have historically limited their opportunities.

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Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Scholars

The Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) has been able to obtain scholarship gifts since 1952 to make sure that private higher education in Missouri is accessible and affordable for students from all backgrounds and financial situations. One of the MCF's "signature initiatives" is to increase the number of students studying math and science. The main objective of this initiative is to support independent/private colleges and universities in increasing the number of students who obtain education degrees and return to teach in Missouri classrooms.

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Teachers First Scholars

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.

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Maleah Bell

“Thank you so much for your generous contribution. I am the first person in my family to go to college. This money will help me achieve my dreams.”

Maleah is a sophomore at Park University studying biology.

Andrew Grayson Myers

“Thank you for the generous scholarship. I am honored to be chosen for this award. With these donations students like me can confidently pursue our dreams.”

Andrew is a senior at Culver Stockton, studying art education.

Gaby Sanchez

“…Thanks to you I am one step forward to reach my goal of becoming a nurse…Your generosity only pushes myself to be the better version of me. I no longer have to worry about this semester’s aid, and it feels like a brick was taken off my chest as I myself pay for my school alone… Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. God bless more people like you.”

Gaby is a sophomore at Rockhurst University studying nursing.

Arianna Donovan

“Thank you for your support and effort to help me achieve my dreams. This will help me get my education to inspire and grow not only as a student but as a future teacher. Thank you so much!”

Arianna is a junior at William Woods University, studying elementary education.

Shane Ross

“I have a full time job on top of school. This helped me pay my balance so I could concentrate on classes. I would like to thank my donor/s for this generous scholarship. Being a working student I really needed this extra help. It gave me peace of mind that my balance was almost covered.”

Shane attends Avila University studying nursing.

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