The Middlesex Community College Foundation has established a scholarship in honor of MCC’s new president, Dr. James C. Mabry, and his wife, Judith G. Mabry.

“I want all community college students to have an opportunity to learn and to succeed,” said President Mabry. “Whether working or raising a family, or both, whether right out of high school or coming back or just starting out, I want higher education to be accessible to them – and I want to create learning environments that are welcoming and promote their success.” 

The Dr. James C. & Judith G. Mabry Completion Scholarship will assist worthy students who have completed a significant portion of the coursework required for their intended associate degree at Middlesex, but are struggling financially to continue their course of study. It is intended to lighten the financial burden and make it possible for students to attend full time and complete their associate degree.

The MCC Foundation will host a reception to support the Mabry Completion Scholarship from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the John Nesmith House, 229 Andover St., Lowell. Tickets are $150 per person.

Scholarship donations may also be mailed to: The MCC Foundation, P.O. Box 716, Bedford, MA 01730. Please make checks payable to the MCC Foundation and reference the MCCF Mabry Scholarship.

The fundraiser follows President Mabry’s inauguration ceremony, which will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, on the Bedford Campus Quad, 591 Springs Road.

For further Inauguration Day information – and to purchase fundraiser tickets – visit: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/inauguration For more information about the Mabry Completion Scholarship or the reception, please call Dennis Malvers at 781-280-3514.