This scholarship was established in 2020 by Dr. Idalene Richmond Williams in memory of her mother, Eula Lee Mitchell Richmond, who passed away in 2015. Eula believed in the power of education.Even though her life circumstances prevented her from earning a high school diploma, Eula set the example for her eight children who observed her courageously pursuing her General Educational Development (GED) at the local community college later in life. When Dr. Williams was in high school, witnessing her mother’s dedication in earning her GED, was an inspiration to Dr. Williams and her siblings, Valera, Brenda, Charles Jr., Rodney, Darnell, Anthony, and Kasey, as they went on to complete their educational goals and pursue careers in education or business. The value of education was such an important part of the Richmond family that Dr. Williams and most of her siblings pursued their educational goals immediately after high school, even when presented with career options.
This renewable scholarship is intended to fund tuition, fees, books or calculators or other required materials for the curriculum, with preference given to funding books or calculators/other required materials.
- All MCC students
- Full- or part-time student
- Student must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at MCC at the time of application and must maintain this grade during the scholarship
- Financial need is required
- Preference given to someone who is returning to their education after not completing the first time
Scholarships are usually offered during the spring and fall quarters. Scholarship availability varies depending on donor giving.