Eliminating Barriers

COVID-19 Relief Initiative

During this unprecedented time, students are facing hardships that undermine their ability to succeed in college.  In response, The Foundation at MCCC is dedicating resources to assist students with removing the barriers they face in order to complete their coursework.  The COVID-19 global health pandemic will pass, and when it does we want to ensure that our students are ready to enter the workforce and contribute to our economic and community recovery. 

The Eliminating Barriers Fund enables MCCC to direct financial support wherever it is needed the most.  In this time of great uncertainty, flexibility of support and speed of delivery are key to getting relief to our students and focused on their studies.  Help us provide desperately needed relief to our students by donating to our Eliminating Barriers Fund.

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Click below to learn about some of the programs funded by the Eliminating Barriers Fund.

Students sometimes face seemingly insurmountable barriers that interrupt their studies and threaten their ability to continue in school. Emergencies can intervene at the worst time to create an urgent and desperate situation. Work, home life, food insecurity, mental health, transportation, substance abuse and homelessness are just a few of the many barriers that imperil our students’ educational pursuits.  

Unfortunately, for many reasons, traditional financial aid and scholarships are often not able to address a student’s specific needs. In response, MCCC is committed to creating programs that address both financial and non-financial needs to eliminate barriers that stand between students and their academic goals so that a single crisis does not imperial a student’s hope for a lifetime of prosperity.  

Unlike traditional scholarships, flexible tuition support offers financial relief to students at the point of need. With maximum flexibility, tuition support relies on the expertise of financial aid and advising staff to identify at-risk students and offer financial support to improve their chance of success.  

The Student Emergency Fund assists MCCC students facing unforeseen, one-time emergency expenses that may disrupt their education, such as a home fire or theft. After tragedy strikes, the Student Emergency Fund helps ensure that a student still has what he or she needs to continue coursework.


This fund would not be possible without the generous support of the following major donors:

  • Roger Olson and Lela Wadlin Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Roof Family Foundation
  • Eleemosynary Fund
  • Martha A. Bitz Trust
  • Edward M. and Henrietta M. Knabusch Charitable Trust #2
  • Lambertville Mini-Storage
  • Lynne S. Goodman
  • DTE Energy Employee Matching Gifts Fund
  • Many generous unrestricted donors to The Foundation at MCCC

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