Jason Stevens is this year’s recipient of the Witbeck Scholarship to Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC). This renewable scholarship provides full tuition for up to 12 credit hours, fees, and required textbooks at the college.
Stevens, a Clare resident, is a Business Information Systems student at MMCC. He will begin his second year in the fall. Having worked for five years as a waiter at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Stevens decided to get a college degree at the encouragement of his wife Kari, who is also an MMCC student.
“I want to get out of the hospitality business, follow my dreams, and make more of my life,” Stevens said. “This scholarship and my education at Mid will help me do just that.”
The Witbeck Award, sponsored by Witbeck’s Family Food in Clare, is offered to a resident of Beaverton, Clare, Farwell, Gladwin or Harrison school districts who possesses either a high school diploma or GED. To renew this award for the second semester, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher and be enrolled at MMCC full time.
“The Witbecks have helped so many students with this scholarship,” said Matt Miller, MMCC’s VP of Student and Community Relations. “Our students are so fortunate to have community members like the Witbecks who make education more accessible.”