New MCC scholarship to benefit veterans, their families

FLINT — The Foundation For Mott Community College (FMCC) announced a new scholarship to benefit veterans, their spouses and children in pursuit of advanced training and education in Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting, Emergency Medical Technician and Community Education at Mott Community College.

The scholarship was endowed at the College with a $10,000 gift from the American Legion Jack Carey Charities in honor of David W. Elliott, a benefactor of the American Legion Jack Carey Charities. Elliott, formerly of Rochester, established a fund to benefit southeast Michigan upon his death in 2011. The new scholarship at MCC will be available beginning in the 2019-20 academic year.

“This endowed scholarship is a wonderful gift to the College and to our students,” said Lennetta Coney, FMCC President, “and it supports our efforts to make MCC a welcoming environment for military veterans and their dependents.”

MCC is a Gold ranked Veteran Friendly School for 2017-18 by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). Gold is the highest ranking the organization awards to colleges and universities. It is the College’s third Gold designation in as many years.

“We are pleased to partner with the Foundation for Mott Community College to continue the charitable legacy of Mr. Elliott,” said Scott Odette, Director of the American Legion Jack Carey Charities. “He was truly a forward-looking humanitarian, and this scholarship fund will carry his generosity into the future.”

To qualify for the David W. Elliott Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled at MCC in a field of study related to first responders or education, be a veteran, child, or spouse of a veteran, and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship amount will vary depending upon earnings of the endowment.

The mission of The American Legion Jack Carey Charities is to support active duty service members and veterans; local first responders; and the youth of our community and the educators who aid in their growth and development. — G.G.

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