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MCC and AZ Community Colleges to receive funding for new Workforce Scholarship program

MOHAVE COUNTY – Governor Katie Hobbs in partnership with Arizona’s 10 public community college districts has created the Arizona Community College Workforce Scholarship program to help Arizonans earn a credential, degree or build advanced skills that lead to jobs in high-wage, high-growth occupations.

“The Arizona Community College Workforce Scholarship program is a terrific step toward equipping our regional workforce with the necessary skills to thrive in the economy today and into the future,” said Dr. Stacy Klippenstein, President of Mohave County Community College.

The scholarship is designed to provide Arizona students with the incentive to pursue a higher education certificate, degree, credential or license resulting in a skilled workforce equipped to meet the demands of the state’s economy.

Governor Hobbs has allocated $4.5M in federal funding to get the program started, with future public or private funding to help to ensure the future of the program.

The Community College Workforce Scholarship program will provide financial support to students for the upcoming summer and fall semesters. It is projected that 9,000-10,000 Arizona students, including working adults, will be able to upskill or reskill. Through these scholarships, the state will move closer to reaching its Achieve60AZ education attainment goal.

Scholarships are targeted to the following high-wage, high-growth sectors with each community college focusing on regional industries in the communities they serve.

* Advanced manufacturing, including semiconductors

* Health Care

* IT/cyber security/broadband/data analytics

* Education and early education

* Construction/trades/HVAC

* Aerospace/defense

* Veterinary technology

* Dental hygienists and dental assistants

* Tractor trailer driving

* Insurance appraisers

* Paralegal and legal assistants

Students participating in the Workforce Scholarship program are required to meet the following criteria:

* Have a 2.0 GPA or better.

* Meet with their academic advisor to review their academic plan and progress.

* Be eligible for in-state status for tuition purposes as defined by Arizona Law and the College.

* Be enrolled in or enroll in, a degree, certificate or credential program in one or more of the above high growth/high wage program areas.

MCC is currently accepting students for Summer and Fall semesters.  New and Returning students should get started by visiting the College Admissions webpage at www.Mohave.edu/Admission. Once a person fills out the application, an MCC representative will contact you to assist with the enrollment process, and provide more information on applying for tuition assistance. Current students should contact the MCC Office of Financial Aid and/or their advisors for more information on scholarship opportunities.