The Muhlenberg County Campus of Madisonville Community College (MCC) is proud
to announce Ja Vonna Gott, of Central City, as this week s Martin Scholar Spotlight!
Ja Vonna is a sophomore at MCC, pursuing her Associate of Applied Science degree in
Human Services. In Fall 2017, Ja Vonna will continue her education with the Bachelor
of Social Work degree program at Murray State University s Madisonville Regional Campus.
"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a Martin Scholar! The Martin Scholar
program provides me added assurance that all of my hard work isn't going unnoticed.
This program benefits my education with expenses of transportation to class and extra
supplies for me to be successful during the semester. Once again, I want to express
my gratitude for being a participant of such a wonderful program that rewards students
for their hard work and dedication here at MCC," shared Gott.
In place since Summer 2012, the Martin Scholars program has funded 71 students who
returned to complete their higher education at Madisonville Community College. Of
the 71 students, 30 have already completed their Associate degrees. As a result, a
total of $44,950 has been awarded through the Martin Scholars program.
To be eligible for the Martin Scholars program, students must be a full-time resident
of Muhlenberg County, age 25 and older, who are 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.
Additionally, each qualified student who completes his/her Associate Degree at MCC,
along with a 1-credit hour Business Employability Skills class online for 8-weeks,
will receive an additional $400 Completion Bonus. Martin Scholar funds can be used
to offset any costs a student encounters, including books, supplies, equipment, transportation
To learn more about MCC and Martin Scholar program, contact Penny Jessup at 270-757-9881.
Fall 2016 classes begin August 15!