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New MCC Scholarship to benefit veterans and their families


David W. Elliott
David W. Elliott
The Jack Carey Charities administers the David W. Elliott funds.
The Jack Carey Charities administers the David W. Elliott funds.


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.


Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

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August 15, 2018
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