The MFA Foundation was established in 1958 with the primary purpose of providing greater educational opportunity for the youth in our trade territory.
The Foundation's major activity is its Scholarship Program, which has provided financial assistance to nearly 10,000 college and university students from rural communities since its initiation in 1965.
Every spring approximately 300 graduating high school seniors receive MFA scholarships, co-sponsored by the MFA Foundation and local MFA agencies.
The MFA Foundation makes gifts directly and generally, in an unrestricted manner, to private colleges. While the college scholarship program constitutes the main thrust of the MFA Foundation, the Foundation also pursues other worthwhile projects.
The Foundation also contributes to other programs that are consistent with the Foundation's original purpose of providing educational opportunity for youth. Included in these programs are: Missouri 4-H Foundation, Missouri FFA Association, Missouri Young Farmers Association and Missouri Young Farm Wives Associations.
In addition to its scholarship program, the Foundation has made substantial contributions to the education of rural physicians, to the University of Missouri Medical School Library, to the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine and to the Jefferson Agricultural Institute.
In addition, the MFA Foundation administers special scholarship programs that have been established as memorials or tributes.
The MFA Foundation is incorporated under the laws of the State of Missouri. Officers and directors are officers and employees of MFA agencies and serve without compensation from the Foundation.
Contributions to the MFA Foundation are tax deductible. To contribute to the MFA Foundation or to receive more information, write:
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