Building a foundation

MCCF awards nearly $40K in scholarships

Staff Report

POINT PLEASANT — The Community Foundation of Mason County, which awards 35 scholarships in Mason County to outstanding students, recently awarded almost $40,000 in scholarships to 38 students.

The Gordon C. & Mildred R. Jackson Foundation awarded funds to 15 high school seniors and 10 renewal applicants. The Jackson Scholarship is a renewable scholarship in which students can reapply each year for 4 years. The scholarship amounts and numbers vary according to scholarship fund holder decisions each year.

“The MCCF, Inc. Scholarship Review Committee selected these fine young men and women based on the criteria required by each scholarship. Scholarships may be selected according to financial need, specific field of interest, academic excellence, and perhaps the college one chooses to attend. However, most of our scholarships are looking for community service. I cannot stress enough how important it is to contribute to your community,” commented Christy Crowell, MCCF, Inc. executive director.

“Our scholarships have enabled extraordinarily talented students from families with modest incomes to attend top colleges and universities and graduate with honors,” said Mario Liberatore, MCCF, Inc. Board Chair. “The Community Foundation scholarships are an investment in a better and more prosperous future not just for our scholars but for the world we live in, because America will benefit for decades to come from the career achievements of these students.”

In addition to the scholarships, the Community Foundation provides grants to the community twice a year. Many of these grants aid the schools as they enhance the learning and educational programs for Mason County’s youth.

The Community Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have exhibited community service. Since 2010, the foundation has awarded almost a half million dollars in scholarships to thousands of deserving students. The Community Foundation has also provided over $1.5 million in grants to organizations that serve such students.

Call the foundation’s office today to inquire about setting up a scholarship or moving a scholarship under its umbrella.

The Community Foundation of Mason County- MCCF, Inc. is a non-profit public charity created by local citizens to build permanent endowment funds and issue grants and scholarships to meet community needs.

For more information, call 304-372-4500.

Submitted by the Community Foundation of Mason County.
MCCF awards nearly $40K in scholarships

Staff Report