Scholarships and Support Opportunities

The following scholarships and support are only available to Muhlenberg County students.

MCC Scholarship / Program Endowments

Iris Givens Scholarship Fund

Madisonville Community College received an estate gift in 2006 from the late Iris Givens of $1.5 million, providing allied health scholarships and complete funding for the School Counts! Workforce Program. Ninety percent of the money is distributed locally, and seven percent is reinvested. The first graduates of the School Counts! program will begin attending MCC in fall 2011.  

The current annual budget for the Givens Scholarship Fund is as follows:

Reinvested into endowment  

 $5,000

Scholarship awards to adult students from Muhlenberg County

 $17,000

Reserved for scholarship administration and outreach

 $5,000

Reserved for future School Counts! applications

 $50,000

Total income

 $77,000

Partners in Progress Scholarship Endowment

The Partners in Progress Scholarship Endowment supports approximately 10-14 Muhlenberg students with awards each year. The average award is $1,200-1,300 for full-time students. The gift and resulting scholarships have been made possible by an anonymous donor.

Gentry Family Endowment

The Gentry Biology Endowment provides a $500 annual award to a medical, biology or pharmacy student. Funds for this endowment were provided by the family of Darrel and E.A. Gentry.

Muhlenberg County Endowment for Excellence

The Muhlenberg County Endowment for Excellence was established to receive general gifts from interested local donors. The endowment will support programming and students specific to the Muhlenberg County Campus. A total of $50,000 is available each year for tutorial wages, scholarships, and arts outreach programs. The current fund balance of of the Muhlenberg County Endowment for Excellence is $1.2 million.

Allied Health Endowments

Allied health endowments and annual fund dollars provide scholarship support for students majoring in studies such as physical therapist assistant, occupational therapy assistant, radiography, surgical technology, respiratory care, and nursing.

Annual Fund

The college's Annual Fund provides 4-5 scholarships each year.

The Everly Brothers Foundation

The Everly Brothers Foundation provides $2,000-3,000 a year to support non-traditional, adult students, and in some cases, recent graduates of area high schools. MCC matches the Foundation's gifts each year.

Robert and Helen Lawton Family Endowment

The Lawton endowment provides one $500 annual scholarship each year to a Muhlenberg County resident.