Mitsubishi Cement Corporation is committed to supporting our local community. In the spirit of our commitment to support the Lucerne Valley community, the Mitsubishi Cement Corporation Educational Foundation was established as a non-profit 501(c)3 in January of 2007. The goal of the Foundation is to develop and implement programs that will enhance the educational experience currently available to the students and teachers of Lucerne Valley, with an emphasis on natural and applied sciences.
Funds raised by the MCC Educational Foundation are awarded each year to the students and educators of Lucerne Valley in the form of Scholarships and Mini-grants. The Foundation’s Scholarships are single year scholarships for current high school students who are Lucerne Valley residents and are continuing their education to achieve a degree in a related field of science. Mini-Grants are awarded throughout the school year to Lucerne Valley teachers for projects or programs that are designed and implemented by students with faculty support. Projects including, but not limited to, computer software or hardware, science equipment, library books, science studies, classroom materials, field trips and assemblies are just a few examples for which mini-grants are awarded.
Funding for the MCC Educational Foundation began with an initial contribution from the Mitsubishi Cement Corporation and continues to grow each year through additional donations from Mitsubishi Cement, direct donations from the local community, student-driven fundraising efforts, and participation in or sponsorship of our annual “Ride in the Rocks” bike tour fundraising event.