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MCC awards over $1.1 million worth of scholarships to local high school students

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MOHAVE COUNTY – Mohave Community College just awarded more than 560 scholarships to high school students throughout Mohave County, which totals $1.176 million going toward students achieving higher education.

The college is currently notifying students to let them know they qualify for the Academic Honors Scholarship worth $1,000, Campus Dean’s Scholarship worth $1,500 or the President’s High Honors Scholarship, which gives students $4,000 over two years.

“MCC and our Foundation partners are happy to offer scholarships to so many deserving students from Mohave County. It speaks volumes about the quality of education our high schools provide.” said MCC President Dr. Stacy Klippenstein. 

In the Kingman area, 216 scholarships were given out to students, which totaled to $475,000.

49 scholarships were given to students at Kingman Academy of Learning, 48 scholarships were given to students at Kingman High School and Lee Williams High School students were awarded 119 scholarships.

Bullhead City area students received 200 scholarships which is worth $404,500 in free money.

River Valley High School students earned 38 scholarships, Mohave High School students received 131 scholarships and 31 scholarships were awarded to students at Mohave Accelerated Learning Center.

Lake Havasu City students earned 138 scholarships which equals to $275,000 going toward a student’s higher education.

Telesis Preparatory Academy students earned four scholarships and Lake Havasu High School students were awarded 134 scholarships.

El Capitan High School in Colorado City earned 10 scholarships for its students which totaled to $21,500.

Overall, Mohave County area high school students received $210,000 worth of the Academic Honors scholarship, $270,000 worth of the Campus Dean’s scholarship and the President’s High Honors scholarship was given to 174 students, and worth at a total of $696,000.

“We’re excited to continue to provide scholarships for area high schools students to accomplish their career goals at MCC. It’s one more way to help celebrate their achievements,” said Chief Student Services Officer Ana Masterson, who oversees the college employees contacting the high school students.

Mohave Community College tuition is among the lowest in the state at $81 per credit hour.  Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree can save $15,000 in tuition alone by starting first at MCC and then transferring to one of the college’s 20 university partners, including all of the universities in Arizona. 

The college is currently enrolling students for summer and fall semesters.  Summer classes begin May 26 and are all online due to the coronavirus. Fall classes begin August 24. Individuals can apply for free at the college website, www.Mohave.edu.  For assistance contact the MCC Call Center at 1-866-MOHAVECC, or 1-866-664-2832. 

If you would like to help raise money for college scholarships that support students in Mohave county, please contact the Mohave Community College Foundation at https://foundation.mohave.edu. 

 

Mohave Community College President Dr. Stacy Klippenstein.

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Ana Masterson, MCC Chief Student Services Officer.