Thanks to our generous donors, we award over $1 million in scholarships and emergency grants annually to students. Scholarship awards remain among the most important ways to encourage student success. They relieve financial burden while offering validation of a challenging endeavor. A scholarship can provide a significant positive outcome for a student’s educational journey, career trajectory, and life.
Donors who establish a named fund can identify requirements and preferences to receive their scholarships. Students apply through a centralized scholarship process and are matched with the scholarships for which they qualify.
Establishers of named funds have a personal connection with the students they help. They receive individual scholarship profiles from the students they fund each time an award is made. Annually students and donors visit at our scholarship breakfast to share the impact and excitement of education.
The Smart Future Fund is our important general scholarship fund that awards to a growing number of students each year.
The first step in establishing a named fund is usually having a conversation. Feel free to call or email Maggie or Kayla, or fill out the interest form on the right and we will contact you.
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Establishing a Scholarship to Honor His DaughterKayla Leibfried
Cyril Spangler met his sweetheart, Beverly, at a dance in Johnson Creek the week before he left for a station in Korea. When he returned, it seemed everyone had moved away or gotten married, and he decided the bachelor life was for him. One fateful night he ran into Bev at a bar, and by that Thanksgiving they had tied the knot. Together they raised two hard-working daughters, Denise and Donna, who both ended up studying at MATC in the 70s, pursuing health related fields at the downtown campus. Cy and Bev supported their daughters during these years, [...]
2022 Scholarship Awards BreafkastKayla Leibfried
The 2022 Annual Scholarship Breakfast was held on April 28, 2022. It was wonderful to watch reconnections as this was the first in-person breakfast since 2019. Every speaker shared some reflection on how the pandemic has fundamentally shifted the world in big and small ways, and the students particularly shared how it threatened to derail their educational journeys. However, because of the generosity of our donors, scholarships ensured these students were able to continue their studies. Thank you to everyone who helps us fulfil our vision to ensure no student is denied an education due to financial barriers. [...]