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Monroe County Community College has awarded performing music scholarships (band and choir) to 10 area student musicians. 

The scholarships cover all tuition and fees for the 2024-2025 academic year. Scholarship recipients are participating in either the MCCC College/Community Symphony Band or Agora Chorale. Each scholarship is renewable for a second year if the student has maintained a high standard of conduct and work. This year’s recipients are: Hannah Begeman, Taylor Clark, Olivia Cossins, Mathieu Grenn, Emily Hatfield, Aden Kuhn, Samuel Murphy, Alivia Ostrowski, Lauren Thebolt and Anna Younglove.

HannahHannah Begeman is a 2024 graduate of Carlson High School, who plans to study education. She participated in choir for seven consecutive years and three drama productions in the last two years. Begeman is the daughter of Trent and Virginia Begeman.



Taylor Clark is a 2024 graduate of Bedford High School who is undecided as to what she will study at MCCC. She participated marching band for her last two years of high school and in her school’s jazz band, which performed at the Bedford Senior Community Center. Clark is the daughter of Jeremy Clark and Brooke Lada. (no photo submitted)

OliviaOlivia Cossins is a 2022 graduate of Whiteford High School who plans to study elementary education while attending MCCC. Cossins participated in choir and band for six years. She participated in marching band for all four years of high school and graduated to drum major her senior year. She has been in eight Whiteford/community musical theatre shows and participated in the following band and choir festivals: Monroe County Fine Arts Festival, Solo and Ensemble, District Honors Choir and State Honors Choir. She is also a part of her church’s worship team, where she sings and plays the guitar. She is the daughter of Joel and Carly Cossins.

GrennMathieu Grenn is a 2024 graduate of Monroe High School and plans to study pre-engineering. He was a part of the National Honor Society for three years and did varsity soccer for two years as a center back. He was the section leader of the marching band for two years. He participated in jazz band for two years and received an All-State mention. Grenn also participated in the Wind Ensemble as a two-year member for varsity band. He is the son of David and Jodi Grenn.



HatfieldEmily Hatfield is a 2024 graduate of Mason Senior High School and plans to study general studies. She was a member of Student Prevention Leadership Teams, a program that makes students aware of the dangers caused by drugs and alcohol. She also played the saxophone for MHS. Hatfield is the daughter of Steven and Stephanie Hatfield.



 KuhnAden Kuhn is a 2024 graduate of Dundee High School. He plans to study general studies while attending MCCC. Kuhn has been a section leader for both the Dundee Varsity Men’s Choir and the Dundee Chamber Singers. He has also performed in the following musicals for Dundee Theatre: “Into the Woods,” “Footloose” and “High School Musical.” Kuhn is the son of Philip and Kendra Kuhn.



Samuel MurphySamuel Murphy is a 2024 graduate of Whiteford High School and is planning to study environmental science while attending MCCC. Murphy was a part of his high school band, track and field, and Whiteford Robotics. He also took part in the Greater Toledo International Youth Orchestra. He is the son of Ryan and Cheryl Murphy.




 AliviaAlivia Ostrowski is a 2024 graduate of Dundee High School and plans to study special education. She was a part of Dundee Descants Choir, Dundee Theatre Program and Dundee Valkyrie Choir. She also participated in track and field at Dundee. Ostrowski is the daughter of Andrew and Brittany Ostrowski.




TheaboltLauren Thebolt is a 2024 graduate of Dundee High School and is planning to study design while attending MCCC. During high school, she took part in the robotics team. She is the daughter of Brian and Sacha Thebolt.




YoungloveAnna Younglove is a 2024 graduate of Jefferson High School and is planning to study business management when attending MCCC. She was a member of the National Honor Society and completed service hours for Project Second Chance with the JHS Wolf Lodge Club. She was a part of her high school’s marching, concert and jazz bands. She participated in Matrix Performing Arts and is an Upward Bound student. She also played on her high school’s volleyball team for three years. Younglove is the daughter of Reuben and Debbie Younglove.


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


Marketing & Communications

Joe Verkennes
Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161

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