Scholarships

The MCC Foundation Scholarship program awards scholarships based on academic achievement, financial need, service to the college and community, or a combination of these factors. Scholarship awards range from $50 to more than $1,000 and are available for both the Spring and Fall semesters.

Scholarship Applications for the
2018-19 Academic Year Are Now Open.

Who Can Apply?

MCC Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships to help with the cost of tuition, fees and textbooks for the upcoming academic year. MCC students who meet the criteria below are eligible to apply for a scholarship:

  • New and returning students enrolled in a degree or certificate program at MCC.
  • Enrolled full-time or part-time taking a minimum of 6 credits per semester at MCC.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 (or show progress towards improving GPA).

What’s New for 2018-19 Academic Year

  • Scholarships will be awarded annually (fall and spring semesters).
  • Fall scholarships are renewable for the spring semester as long as you continue to meet the criteria for the scholarship you were awarded.
  • Recent high school graduates can apply for a scholarship to attend MCC for fall. These scholarships are also renewable for spring provided the criteria for the scholarship you have been awarded is met.

Several scholarships are available. Please read below for information on each scholarship and a link to the application.

How to Apply?

Academic Achievement Scholarships

Scholarship Application: Applicants must be a full-time or part-time student at MCC taking 6 or more credits, enrolled in a degree or certificate program, have completed one full semester at MCC, and be in good academic standing.

  1. Visit https://mccfoundation.awardspring.com/. The deadline for submitting the application and all accompanying materials is Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
  2. Once you have set up your account, complete all questions and upload the required documents that are described below.
  3. One Recommendation: Recommendations can come from MCC faculty/professional staff. If you are a new student to MCC, you can submit an application from a former professor/teacher or a community person. Applicants must ensure the recommendation forms are submitted by the deadline.
  4. One-Page, Typed Essay: The quality of your writing counts! Need help? Assistance is available at MCC’s writing center. 
  5. Resume: List any extracurricular activities and volunteer work (especially activities at MCC).
    Looking for volunteer hours? Email volunteer@manchestercc.edu or stop by the Institutional Development office, Student Services Center, L231.

Financial Need Scholarships

Scholarship Application: Applicants must be a full-time or part-time student at MCC taking 6 or more credits, enrolled in a degree or certificate program, demonstrate financial need, and be in good academic standing.

  1. Visit https://mccfoundation.awardspring.com/. The deadline for submitting the application and all accompanying materials is Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
  2. Once you have set up your account, complete all questions and upload the required documents that are described below.
  3. Financial StatementApplicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and provide a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR). International students should submit an official statement of their financial situation and include a copy of the most recent bank statement, if applicable.
  4. One Recommendation: Recommendations can come from MCC faculty/professional staff. If you are a new student to MCC, you can submit an application from a former professor/teacher or a community person. Applicants must ensure the recommendation forms are submitted by the deadline.
  5. One-Page, Typed Essay: The quality of your writing counts! Need help? Assistance is available at MCC’s writing center. 
  6. Resume: List any extracurricular activities and volunteer work (especially activities at MCC). Looking for volunteer hours? Email volunteer@manchestercc.edu or stop by the Institutional Development office, Student Services Center, L231.

First-Year Scholarships

Scholarship Application: Applicants must be a full-time or part-time student at MCC taking 6 or more credits, enrolled in their first semester of a degree or certificate program at MCC, and be in good academic standing.

  1. Visit https://mccfoundation.awardspring.com/. The deadline for submitting the application and all accompanying materials is Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
    Once you have set up your account, complete all questions and upload the required documents that are described below.
  2. Financial Statement (Financial aid recipient’s only): If you are applying for an award based on financial need, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and provide a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR). International students should submit an official statement of their financial situation and include a copy of the most recent bank statement, if applicable.
  3. One Recommendation: Recommendations can come from MCC faculty/professional staff. If you are a new student to MCC, you can submit an application from a former professor/teacher or a community person. Applicants must ensure the recommendation forms are submitted by the deadline.
  4. One-Page, Typed Essay: The quality of your writing counts! Need Help? Assistance is available at MCC’s writing center. 
  5. Academic Progress: Include a report of academic progress from 2 classes you are taking at MCC.
  6. Resume: List any extracurricular activities and volunteer work (especially activities at MCC). Looking for volunteer hours? Email volunteer@manchestercc.edu or stop by the Institutional Development office, Student Services Center, L231.

High School Graduate/GED Scholarships

Open to high school students graduating high school or individuals who have recently completed their GED who have been admitted to Manchester Community College. MCC must be the student’s home school for the applicant to be eligible to receive a scholarship.

  1. Download and complete application. The deadline for submitting the application and all accompanying materials is Friday, June 15, 2018.
  2. Financial Statement (financial aid recipient’s only): If you are applying for an award based on financial need, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and provide a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR). International students should submit an official statement of their financial situation and include a copy of the most recent bank statement, if applicable.

Other Scholarships

For other available scholarships, please see the MCC Scholarships webpage.

Questions and Help:
General questions: Contact Institutional Development (SSC L231) by email to scholarships@manchestercc.edu or call 860-512-2903.

Uploading required materials:  Visit Deb Herman in the Raymond F. Damato Library.

Writing your essay: Visit Brian Cleary in the Academic Support Center.


One Final Note

Many of the scholarships awarded through the MCC Foundation each year are funded by the generosity of MCC alumni, donors in our community and other friends of the college. Students who receive a named scholarship are required to write a letter of thanks to the donor who funded their scholarship, letting him or her know the impact the scholarship has had on their academic career. The Institutional Development office will gladly work with each scholarship recipient to ensure that the donor is properly thanked.