Statesville, NC – The Mitchell Community College Foundation and Endowment for Excellence announced on Monday, May 4 that the Officer Jordan Sheldon Memorial Scholarship endowment reached $100,000 in gifts and pledges.
The support from community members and local organizations grew the endowment from $33,000 to $100,000 in less than two weeks, providing sustained and substantial support for current and future Mitchell Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) students.
A generous donation from Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation helped the endowed scholarship “cross the finish line,” reaching its $100,000 goal on the anniversary of Officer Jordan Sheldon’s passing.
“The Checkered Flag Foundation is excited to partner with Mitchell Community College and support the necessary education of their Basic Law Enforcement Training Cadets,” said NASCAR driver and Checkered Flag Foundation president, Brad Keselowski. “This scholarship will surely honor the memory of Officer Sheldon and the legacy he left behind. We are truly grateful to be a part of this amazing opportunity.”
“We are deeply humbled by Mr. Keselowski’s and the Checkered Flag Foundation’s generosity,” said James Hogan, the college’s vice president for advancement. “This has been a true community effort, and our community will benefit from this investment in training future law enforcement professionals for generations to come.”
The Officer Jordan Sheldon Memorial scholarship will benefit multiple cadets in Mitchell’s BLET program. Created in memory of fallen Mooresville Police Department Officer Jordan Sheldon, the scholarship supports the next generation of law enforcement professionals as they receive training.
Community members still can donate to the scholarship endowment online at mitchellcc.edu/Sheldon, or by mailing a check to the Mitchell Community College Foundation, 500 W. Broad St., Statesville, NC 28677. Please indicate the gift is for the Officer Jordan Sheldon Scholarship endowment in the memo line.
Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation honors and assists those who sacrifice greatly for our country. For more information on the Checkered Flag Foundation, please visit checkeredflagfoundation.org, @BKCFF on Twitter, @CheckeredFlagFoundation on Instagram and Facebook.
The Mitchell Community College Foundation and Endowment for Excellence is the college’s primary fundraising operation, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for scholarships, faculty and staff support, and programs each year. To learn more about how you can support the Foundation’s efforts, visit mitchellcc.edu/giving.
Mitchell Community College serves 9,000 students annually through a variety of curriculum, continuing education and workforce development programs. With campuses in Statesville and Mooresville, Mitchell offers quality, affordable education options to residents of Iredell County and the surrounding area. For more information, visit www.mitchellcc.edu or call (704) 878-3200 (Statesville Campus) or (704) 663-1923 (Mooresville Campus).