100 Years, 100 Stories
In August 2012, MCC received a $100,000 pledge payable over a four-year period from the Irven and NeVada Linscomb Foundation to support student scholarships. The gift provides funding for “Linscomb Scholars,” continuing an existing scholarship fund, the Irven E. Linscomb Scholarship Program, that was established by the Linscomb Foundation in 2000 to support students at MCC-Maple Woods who are graduates from high schools in Clay and Platte counties.
From 2000 to 2014, MCC received $188,000 from the foundation. To date, the scholarship fund has awarded more than $131,000 to 40 students.
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 the Linscomb Foundation fund. Since NeVada’s death in 1997, the fund has been managed by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and a board of community volunteers.