mcc2 300HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (3/26/13) – Madisonville Community College (MCC) is pleased to announce the expansion of the Martin Scholars Program for 2013-2014 academic year.
 
The program is specifically designed to encourage adult students in Muhlenberg County with at least 30 college credit hours to complete their associate’s degree at Madisonville Community College. The intent is to increase the educational attainment level in Muhlenberg County, which will not only benefit graduates, but will also raise the profile of Muhlenberg County as a Work Ready Community and act as a catalyst for economic development efforts. The Martin Scholars Program was implemented in January 2012 and is funded by the Felix E. Martin, Jr. Foundation. During the first 3 semesters (January 2012 - June 2013), there have been 22 students enrolled and 2 graduates. Each participant received a $250 incentive award per semester and the graduates received an additional $250 bonus award.

For the 2013-2014 academic year, the Martin Scholars Program has been expanded to include adult students age 22 or older with at least 30 college credit hours. Eligible students will be paid a $250 stipend each semester that can be used to offset costs of books, supplies, tools, equipment, transportation, childcare, or any other college-related expense. Stipend will be paid after verification that the student has successfully completed the first half of the semester courses. All Martin Scholars program participants will be eligible for the stipend as long as they continue to be successfully enrolled at MCC until graduation or for 5 years (whichever occurs first). The associate degree completion bonus award has been increased from $250 to $400. Students (age 22 or older) with less than 30 college credit will be encouraged to enroll at MCC and will be allowed to enroll in the Martin Scholars program once they have successfully completed 30 credit hours of coursework.
 
For more information about the Martin Scholars Program, contact Penny Jessup, MCC Student Affairs Specialist, by phoning (270) 757-9881 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Joyce Riggs
Photos provided by Madisonville Community College

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 15497

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 8087

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 4133

KMA Reminds Motorists of New Kentucky Red Light…

by David Holt
July 01, 2015 3525

Police Seeking Public Help in Locating Subject…

by SurfKY News
July 01, 2015 3386

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 2, 2015

by Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45891

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 15497

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 06, 2015 2862

Man Accused of Choking Girlfriend, Threatening to…

by SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 1845

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
July 06, 2015 1229

Driving on Suspended License, Alleged Fleeing…

by SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 1220

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 07, 2015 1012

White Plains Man Accused of Firing Shotgun at Car…

by SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 924

KLC to Hold Free OSHA Training for West Kentucky

by Daniel Lowry
July 06, 2015 667

Swingin' for Sadie Scholarship Recipients

by Karen Robinson
July 06, 2015 654

Kentuckians Touched by Organ Donation Featured on…

by Karen McKnight
July 06, 2015 630

Two Vehicle Head on Collision Sends Two to Local…

by SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 630

City Launches New Website, Online Payment System

by Leslie Curneal