Scholarship Eligibility and Application

MCC students who attend on a full-time or part-time basis and are matriculated in a degree or certificate program at MCC are eligible to apply for scholarships.

Eligibility and Awards

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of factors, including academic achievement, financial need, service to the college and community, and credit load. While a GPA of 2.5 or better is preferred, progress in academics is considered. Financial need, high school graduate/GED and academic merit scholarships are available. Awards range from $150 to more than $1,000 and are available for fall and spring.

Please Note

  • Scholarships will be awarded annually (fall and spring semesters).
  • Most Fall scholarships are renewable for the spring semester as long as you continue to meet the criteria for the scholarship you were awarded. You will be notified by our office if your scholarship is renewable.
  • Recent high school and GED graduates can apply for a scholarship to attend MCC.
  • All notifications regarding scholarships are sent via email to your MCC email address. It is important that you check this address regularly.
  • Students who are offered a scholarship are required to submit a thank you letter. Failure to submit the letter by the due date will result in the forfeiture of your scholarship.
  • Scholarships are sent to the bursar’s office and applied to outstanding tuition and fees first. Some scholarships can be used for textbooks, some can be refunded to the student, and some must be returned to the Foundation if not used.

Scholarship Application Information

Scholarships for Fall 2020-Spring 2021 - Application  Now Open

How to apply:

  • Complete and submit your application by clicking here. You will be redirected to the online application.
  • Review the criteria for scholarship eligibility.
  • Complete your application and upload any supporting documents by April 17, 2020.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure the application and all supporting documents are completed/uploaded by the scholarship deadline date of April 17, 2020.
  • Remember that all notifications regarding your scholarship are sent to your MCC email address. Be sure you are checking that address regularly.

High School Graduate/GED Scholarships - Application Opens April 15, 2020

Recent high school graduates and GED earners who are enrolled at MCC for the fall semester may apply apply for a scholarship. MCC must be the student’s home school for the applicant to be eligible to receive a scholarship.

How to apply: 

  • Complete and submit your application by clicking here. You will be redirected to the online application.
  • Review the criteria for scholarship eligibility for the High School Graduate scholarships.
  • Complete your application and upload any supporting documents between April 15, 2020 and June 5, 2020.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure the application and all supporting documents are completed/uploaded by the scholarship deadline date of June 5, 2020.
  • Remember, all notifications are sent to your MCC email address. Please be sure you know how to check that email address and are checking it regularly.

Shirley Gustafson Scholarships - Application Opens April 1, 2020

These scholarships are reserved for students graduating from MCC and going on to a baccalaureate institutions. The selected award recipients will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 payable to the four year institution and applied to outstanding tuition, fees or textbooks cost.

How to apply: 

  • Complete and submit your application by clicking here. You will be redirected to the online application.
  • Review the criteria for scholarship eligibility for the Shirley Gustafson Scholarship.
  • Complete your application and upload any supporting documents between April 1, 2020 and June 12, 2020.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure the application and all supporting documents are completed/uploaded by the scholarship deadline date of June 12, 2020.
  • Remember that all notifications regarding your scholarship are sent to your MCC email address. Be sure you are checking that address regularly.

Need Help Applying?

General Questions on Completing Your Application

Help Writing Your Personal Statement or Essay

Staff at the walk-in Writing Center within the Academic Support Center are available to assist students with completing their personal statement or scholarship essay at no cost. Visit the Writing Center in SSC L282 or call 860-512-2610 for hours and to learn more.

Uploading Your Supporting Documents

Some scholarships require documents to be uploaded. If you need assistance with uploading these documents into the scholarship application, please see Deb Herman in the Raymond F. Damato Library.

Read answers to our most commonly asked questions.