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 studying math and science 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:
- Missouri is facing a severe shortage of math and science educators in our public schools.
- Current studies reveal that most students in Missouri score lower than proficient in math and science.
- Missouri ranks 24th among states in educational level, with approximately 37% of residents having a college degree.
- Policy-makers involved in economic development and business leaders have said they cannot find qualified workers who understand math and science to staff new job facilities in the state.
ADDING TO & FORMULATING THE FUTURE:
The Math and Science Scholars Program seeks the support of corporations, foundations and individuals to underwrite scholarships in math and science, preparing students to become educators, mathematicians and scientists.
YOUR INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE:
The Math and Science 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. 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.