Douglas shared, When I stopped taking classes, I only needed one more class to graduate. With the scholarship and bonus from Martin Scholars, I was out nothing financially for the degree that I had always wanted to complete. In December 2012, I graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from MCC. I was finally able to say I graduated!
To be eligible for Martin Scholars, students must be full-time residents of Muhlenberg
County, age 25 and older, who have yet to earn a college degree but have successfully
completed at least 30 credit hours of regionally accredited college level coursework.
Students accepted in the program will receive a $250 cash stipend each semester he/she
is enrolled at MCC and makes satisfactory progress toward a degree. Satisfactory progress
is shown by a signed form from the professor verifying that the student has at least
a C average at the midpoint of the class. Satisfactory progress must be verified
in all classes taken during the semester before a check will be mailed directly to
the student. Additionally, each qualified student who completes his/her Associate
Degree at MCC will receive an additional $400 Completion Bonus. The check will also
come directly to the student. Martin Scholar funds can be used to offset any costs
a student encounters, including books, supplies, equipment, transportation or child-care.
Madisonville Community College is ranked in the top 150 community colleges nationwide. To learn more about MCC and the Martin Scholar program, contact Penny Jessup at 270-757-9881. Fall 2015 classes begin August 17!