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 Spring 2022 - Application opens December 1, 2021.

How to apply:

  • Students who received a scholarship in fall 2021 may be eligible for renewal and do not need to re-apply. Renewal emails to fall scholarship awardees will go out the week of November 11, 2021.
  • Check eligibility requirements and sign in to apply.
  • The application deadline is December 15.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure the application and all supporting documents are completed/uploaded by the scholarship deadline.
  • Remember that all notifications regarding your scholarship are sent to your MCC email address. Be sure you are checking that address regularly.

Funds to Finish Scholarship - Application opens December 1, 2021.

The Funds to Finish Scholarship is for MCC students in a degree or certificate program who need one or two remaining classes to graduate and need help with their final tuition bill.

Summer 2022 Scholarships - Application opens March 1, 2022.

Current MCC students who demonstrate financial need and have an outstanding tuition balance for summer courses may apply for a tuition assistance scholarship for classes taken at MCC.
The deadline to apply is April 1, 2022.

High School Graduate/GED Scholarships - Application opens March 1, 2022.

Students who graduated from high school or who earned their GED in 2022 and who are enrolled at MCC for the fall 2022 semester may apply for a scholarship. The applicant must demonstrate financial need and MCC must be the student’s home school for the applicant to be eligible to receive a scholarship.

How to apply: 

  • Once the application period is open, complete and submit your application here.
  • Complete your application and upload any supporting documents.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure the application and all supporting documents are completed/uploaded by the scholarship deadline.
  • 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 March 1, 2022.

These scholarships are reserved for students graduating from MCC and going on to a baccalaureate institution. 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 textbook costs.

How to apply: 

  • Once the application period is open, complete and submit your application here.
  • Review the criteria for scholarship eligibility for the Shirley Gustafson Scholarship.
  • Upload any supporting documents on time.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure the application and all supporting documents are completed/uploaded by the scholarship deadline.
  • 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 may be available to assist students with completing their personal statement or scholarship essay at no cost. 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.