Thursday, August 9, 2012

SBU to Benefit from UPS Foundation Grant

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
417-328-1803 /

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University will benefit from a recent grant of $40,800 to the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) from the UPS Foundation, which will underwrite need-based scholarships at each of the 17 MCF member schools including SBU. The scholarships will be awarded by the member schools to first generation, low-income, minority, or new American 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.

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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