News Release

Emerson awards $16,000 scholarship grant to Missouri Colleges Fund

May 31, 2012 | Paul K. Logsdon

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Evangel University is one of 16 private liberal arts colleges and universities in Missouri that will benefit from a $16,000 scholarship grant recently provided by Emerson to the Missouri Colleges Fund.

The grant will provide a $1,000 science and math scholarship for each of the 16 MCF schools. The member schools will award the scholarships to students studying to attain degrees in science and math.

“The Missouri Colleges Fund is very grateful for this gift from Emerson,” said Mike Backer, MCF president. “Emerson recognizes the importance of education and the significant impact that an educated workforce has on Missouri’s economy.

“Evangel University is grateful to be among the recipients of this generous gift to higher education,” said Dr. Robert H. Spence, president. “Many students would not be able to attend college without the assistance of scholarships, and we are indebted to Emerson and the Missouri Colleges Fund for providing resources to educate the workforce of tomorrow.”

The MCF was formed in 1952 as a partnership of private enterprise and the member independent colleges and universities in the Show-Me State.

Missouri Colleges Fund member schools include Avila University and Rockhurst University, Kansas City; Central Methodist University, Fayette; Columbia College, Columbia; Culver-Stockton College, Canton; Drury University and Evangel University, Springfield; Fontbonne University, Maryville University and Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis; Hannibal–LaGrange College, Hannibal; Park University, Parkville; Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar; Westminster College and William Woods University, Fulton; and William Jewell College, Liberty.

More information about the Missouri Colleges Fund can be found online at or by calling Mike Backer, MCF president, at 573-893-3818.

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