The Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy (MCCLA)

This program was developed to address the projected need for upper-level leaders in the Mississippi community college system.

Notice: The MS Community College Foundation no longer sponsors the MAPQT or the MAPQSL
alternate route to certification programs. If you are a former participant of one of these programs and
you need verification that you completed the program.
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The Mississippi Community College Foundation (MCCF)

Incorporated on October 21, 1986 to promote, encourage and assist all forms of education, research and economic development conducted by the fifteen community and junior colleges in the state of Mississippi by receiving, soliciting, accepting and administering funds for educational purposes. Although the dynamics of education have changed significantly over the last two decades of its existence, the purpose continues to be vital to the welfare of the citizens of Mississippi.

The MCCF qualifies as a 501 (c) (3) organization so that any person or group who makes contributions to the Foundation will receive a tax credit for the contribution.

The MCCF is committed to the furtherance of the individual and collective missions of the Mississippi community and junior colleges and the Mississippi Community College Board. It strives to enhance the educational opportunities for Mississippians, thus enhancing the individual services of its member institutions through collective and unified activities. To accomplish these goals, financial support is sought from public and private sources to improve the colleges and better serve their students.

Grants & Scholarships

Through the various programs administered over the past two decades, the MCCF has had a tremendous impact on many individuals throughout the state and has consequently had a very positive influence on the state as a whole. A list of those programs follows:

Rural Health Corps

Federally funded from 1992-2006, the Mississippi Rural Health Corps provided scholarships to more than 4,000 nursing and allied health students at Mississippi’s fifteen community and junior colleges. The funding enabled 227 faculty members to upgrade their degrees to M.S. or B.S., and provided support to the colleges for several hundred faculty salaries each year. Almost $20 million in federal funds was received from 1992 to 2006, and the colleges reported expenditures of over $6 million of “non-federal” matching funds.

Moody Institute Trust Fund

The Moody Institute Trust Fund was established in 1990 in honor of Dr. George V. Moody, the first Executive Director of the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges (SBCJC). The purpose of the Moody Institute is to provide funds for enrichment experiences for faculty members employed in Mississippi’s public community and junior colleges. Such experiences are to be related to the recipients’ teaching areas.

Mississippi Land Bank

Beginning in 2006, Mississippi Land Bank has provided $500 scholarships through MCCF to each of the five colleges in their region, in addition to providing a fifth $500 scholarship to East Central Community College, beginning in 2013. The scholarships are awarded to students in good standing or incoming freshman enrolled in an area of Agriculture, Forestry, Business, or Business Administration. Recipients who continue to comply with the selection criteria are elligible for consideration any other year.

Interested in one of our programs?

We have programs for educators and leaders in the Mississippi Public School System and Community Colleges.