Want to help a student succeed?

The MECC Foundation has been helping students succeed since 1983. By providing a gift to the Foundation you can make college affordable for an MECC student, or help to ensure that high quality programs remain accessible. There are many ways to give and the MECC Foundation now accepts donations online quickly, easily, and securely. If you're ready, click the Donate button below to see more information!

Donate to the MECC Foundation online

Ways to Give

There are many different ways to contribute to the MECC Foundation. Click here to find out more

Create a Scholarship

Are you interested in creating a scholarship to assist MECC students? Click here to learn more

Frequent Questions

Answers to some of our most commonly asked questions are available online. Click here to learn more

Foundation's Purpose

The MECC Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit organization that supports the mission of Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Foundation projects include scholarships, faculty and staff development and recognition programs, cultural programs and events, campus improvements, educational programs, and other projects. Read our FAQ to find out more!


The Foundation awards scholarships to qualified persons for the purpose of attending Mountain Empire Community College. These awards are based on criteria such as financial need and scholastic promise, and are available to persons who are enrolled or intend to enroll in specific programs. Scholarship recipients are selected by the MECC Office of Financial Aid.

Click here to apply for MECC Scholarships

Faculty and Staff Development

The Foundation raises funds for faculty and staff development. Investments in faculty and staff development foster a campus culture that values innovation, as well as supports student-focused teaching and learning.

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