The Foundation at Monroe County Community College is making $50,000 in scholarship support immediately available for students who now unexpectedly need financial assistance to complete the current Winter 2020 Semester due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

“The faculty and staff MCCC quickly transitioned most classes to an online delivery system,” said Dr. Joshua W. Myers, executive director of The Foundation at MCCC.  “While this will allow most students the opportunity to complete their coursework and earn credit for their classes, we recognize that for some students being able to take their class via a remote format is simply not enough.  We know some students are not only struggling with the transition to remote delivery, they are also dealing with many other unexpected hardships related to the need to comply with Michigan’s current stay-at-home rule.”

“The state’s unemployment rate increased 2,100 percent this month alone,” said Dr. Valerie Culler, MCCC’s director of financial aid.  “No one could have anticipated this public health crisis. These scholarships will provide students the financial support that they need to complete the courses they started.”

The scholarships are intended to assist MCCC students currently enrolled in Winter 2020 Semester classes who demonstrate a financial hardship due to the need to shelter in place in response to the threat caused by COVID-19.

Students experiencing a financial hardship should email Dr. Culler at to inquire about this scholarship and other available funding.  Students without email access can call the MCCC financial aid office at 734.384.4135 and leave a voicemail.  Messages are being checked remotely several times each day.

“Our incredible donors have generously extended an essential lifeline to some of our most vulnerable students,” added Myers.  “By helping these students complete their studies we can help limit at least some of the impact from this crisis and position our students to recover and thrive once this emergency is over.” For more information about supporting this initiative visit or email

About The Foundation at Monroe County Community College

The Foundation at Monroe County Community College is the charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the educational and cultural experience of our students and community.

The Foundation at MCCC leverages voluntary support from donors to enhance the educational, literary, scientific, and cultural experience by helping Monroe County Community College meet its mission. The Foundation at MCCC touches thousands of lives each year through cultural arts programs, scholarships, and educational initiatives that guide and shape the business and civic leaders of tomorrow. Just as important, The Foundation offers a means for individuals of all ages and walks of life to express their philanthropy, act on their concerns, and follow the dictates of their hearts.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  The college’s mission is to enrich lives in our community by providing opportunity through student-focused, affordable, quality higher education and other learning experiences.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at

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