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Mesalands Community College Foundation, Inc., welcomes donations of cash, and personal property or real property, subject to the approval of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of local business owners, bankers, and other area individuals who are committed to the success of Mesalands Community College and its students.


The Foundation hosts the Shrimp Boil Scholarship Fundraiser. This fundraiser serves up a genuine boiled Cajun shrimp meal prepared by Foundation Directors and other volunteers in an atmosphere of celebration and camaraderie. College staff and students volunteer to decorate the hall, help serve guests, and clean up afterward. A D.J. provides music for dancing following the dinner.

The Foundation also sponsors College-endorsed products to assist in fundraising for specific programs and scholarships. These items are usually sold in both the College Bookstore and the Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum Shop.

Endowed Scholarships

The minimum amount to establish an endowed scholarship is $10,000, which is considered the beginning corpus. The endowment must be approved by the Foundation Executive Director and/or Treasurer before being accepted.

Any subsequent donations made to any endowed scholarship will be added to the corpus unless otherwise requested by the donor.

If no scholarship is specified, the donation will be posted to the General Scholarship Fund for award.

Mesalands Scholarships

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