SBU to benefit from $3,000 Solae Company donation to The Missouri Colleges Fund
Southwest Baptist University News Release
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BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University will benefit from a donation made by The Solae Company which has contributed $3,000 to the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF).
This grant underwrites the Solae Scholars Program by providing scholarships at the member schools. The scholarships will be awarded by the member schools on the basis of financial need to outstanding qualified students majoring in business related studies.
"The Missouri Colleges Fund is very grateful for this gift from The Solae Company," said Mike Backer, MCF president. "The Solae Company recognizes the importance of education and significant impact that an educated workforce has on Missouri's economy."
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.
Missouri Colleges Fund member schools include Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar; 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; Hannibal – LaGrange College, Hannibal; Maryville University, St. Louis; Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis; Park University, Parkville; Rockhurst University, Kansas City; Westminster College, Fulton; William Jewell College, Liberty and William Woods University, Fulton.
The MCF was incorporated in 1952 as a partnership of private enterprise and the member independent colleges and universities in the Show-Me State. The Fund is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt corporation; therefore, all contributions to the Fund are tax-deductible up to the limits prescribed by the law.
More information about MCF can be found online at www.mocollegesfund.org.
Southwest Baptist University is a leader among private universities in truly integrating Christ-centered academic pursuits with comprehensive professional programs at an affordable price. Since 1878, the faculty and staff have created a caring, academic community to prepare students to be servant leaders in a global society. The University has been named one of America’s Best Christian Colleges® for 13 consecutive years, one of America’s 100 Best College Buys® for 14 consecutive years, and it has been named among institutions with America’s Best College Scholarships ® for the past three years by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. For more information, visit www.SBUniv.edu.
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