Thursday, March 17, 2011

SBU to Benefit from The George Riedel Private Foundation Grant

Southwest Baptist University News Release
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BOLIVAR, Mo. -- Southwest Baptist University will benefit from a recent grant to the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF). A $25,000 grant from the George Riedel Private Foundation will underwrite five $5,000 student scholarships to five Hannibal High School graduates that attend one of the 16 MCF member schools including SBU. These scholarships will be awarded by the member schools on the basis of financial need to outstanding qualified students.
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 University, 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

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