Dubbed "Hard Work U," by The Wall Street Journal, College of the Ozarks, a fully-accredited, four-year liberal arts college, offers deserving students the advantage of a quality, Christian education. The College, located just south of Branson, charges no tuition. Instead, all students work on campus each semester to defray the cost of education.
Student jobs range from working in the Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen to milking cows at the campus dairy. Upon completion of the Work Education Program, the College guarantees to meet the entire cost of education. Debt is openly discouraged and no federal, state or private loans are made. Because C of O was created for the purpose of providing "the advantages of a Christian education for youth of both sexes, especially those found worthy but who are without sufficient means to procure such training, all students who are admitted must demonstrate financial need, academic ability, sound character and a willingness to work." Offering more than 40 majors and minors, C of O provides the perfect environment for scholastic endeavors. Working for an education is the continuing distinctive tradition of the campus. For more than 100 years, this unique institution has educated the head, heart, and hands of countless young people.
Chartered by Congress in 1984, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) protects and restores the nation's fish, wildlife and habitats. Working with federal agencies, corporations, foundations and individual partners, NFWF has funded more than 4,000 organizations and committed more than $2.1 billion to conservation projects. Since our founding 30 years ago, NFWF has become one of the world's largest conservation grant-makers. We work with both the public and private sectors to protect and restore our nation's wildlife. NFWF supports conservation efforts in all 50 states, U.S. territories and abroad. Our grants - more than 12,600 since our founding - are made through a competitive process and awarded to some of the nation's biggest environmental organizations, as well as some of the smallest. We neither advocate nor litigate. Instead, NFWF focuses on using the best science to get results and build a better future for our world. NFWF specializes in bringing all parties to the table - individuals, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and corporations. Together, we protect and restore imperiled species, promote healthy oceans and estuaries, improve working landscapes for wildlife, advance sustainable fisheries and conserve water for wildlife and people. NFWF currently works with 14 federal partners and more than 50 corporate and foundation partners. Our IDEA (Impact-Directed Environmental Account) program manages more than $100 million in mitigations and settlement funds to create positive conservation outcomes. NFWF is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are governed by a 30-member Board of Directors approved by the Secretary of the Interior.