Amanda Harber

Mountain Empire Community College receives donor support and grants which support a variety of scholarships, the majority of which are provided through the Mountain Empire Community College Foundation. The MECC Foundation is an institutionally-related 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable foundation whose mission is to foster the growth and progress of Mountain Empire Community College. The MECC Foundation awards scholarships from over 160 funds.

AIMS Higher Scholarship

The MECC AIMS Higher Scholarship encourages Virginia-resident high school students in Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson Counties and the City of Norton to complete a challenging curriculum, and to pursue higher education. Graduating High School students who meet the requirements of the AIMS Scholars (Virginia Scholars) program will have the opportunity to attend up to two years (72 semester credits) of college without paying any tuition or fees out of pocket. For more information on AIMS Higher Scholarships, click here.


AIMS Scholars, please note that your initial award for the semester is based on enrollment of 12 credit hours. If you take more than 12 credit hours, your award will be adjusted after the last day to add/drop.


Applications for MECC Foundation scholarships and the AIMS Higher Scholarship are submitted online. To apply for these scholarships, use your MECC Online Username and password.