MCC receives $100,000 gift to support student scholarships

MCC has received a $100,000 gift from the Irven & NeVada Linscomb Foundation to support student scholarships.

The gift adds to an existing scholarship fund, called the Linscomb Show-Me Scholarship, that was established by the Linscomb Foundation in 2000 to support students at MCC-Maple Woods.

From 2000 to 2011, MCC received $122,000 from the foundation. To date, the scholarship fund has awarded more than $81,000 to 20 students. The recent gift to the college pledges an additional $100,000 over a four year period.

“The Linscombs’ legacy will continue to live on through MCC-Maple Woods students as it has since the foundation made its initial gift to MCC twelve years ago,” said Vincent Anch, director of the MCC Foundation. “The students who benefit from the Linscombs’ generosity are poised to make a true difference in Kansas City, which I think would make the Linscombs proud.”

Irven and NeVada Linscomb worked their way up from poverty to become successful in manufacturing and real estate in Kansas City. After Irven passed away in 1985, NeVada established a fund at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to fulfill the couple’s charitable wishes: to provide support for children and youth in Clay and Platte counties. Since NeVada’s death in 1997, the Linscomb Foundation fund has been managed by the Community Foundation and a board of community volunteers.

The MCC Foundation provides regular reports to the Linscomb Foundation regarding scholarship recipients and often brings recipients to share their experiences with the foundation’s board members. Anch provided the most recent update in May, after which the board voted to make the additional $100,000 pledge.

For more information on MCC scholarships, visit the MCC scholarships web page.

Photo above: The Irven & NeVada Linscomb Foundation has helped 20 students since 2000.