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. To be eligible, students must have a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0. Financial need and academic merit scholarships are available. Awards range from $150 to more than $3,000 and are available for fall, winter, spring and summer semesters.

Please Note

  • 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.

Scholarship Application Information

Funds to Finish Scholarship - Application period is OPEN.

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

Spring 2023 Scholarships - Application period is closed. 

  • Winter scholarships are open to continuing students only.
  • Spring scholarships are open to new and continuing students.
  • To determine eligibility for a scholarship after the application period has closed, please contact the Financial Aid office at 860-512-3380 or

Scholarships for Fall 2023 - Application period is OPEN until April 2, 2023.

How to apply:

  • Students who received a scholarship in 2022-23 must complete a new application to be considered for 2023-24 awards.
  • Check eligibility requirements and sign in to apply.
  • 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.

Summer 2023 Scholarships - Application period is OPEN until April 2, 2023.

  • Summer scholarships are open to continuing students only. Preference is given to students who need a pre-requisite course or course to graduate.
  • 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 2, 2023.
  • Complete and submit your application here.

Shirley Gustafson Scholarships - Application period is OPEN until April 2, 2023.

  • Open to MCC students who have graduated MCC with a degree or certificate in December 2023 or who will be graduating in May 2024 AND who are continuing their education at a four-year institution.
  • To apply complete the general application and the Shirley Gustafson Scholarship application.

Need Help Applying?

General Questions on Completing Your Application

Help Writing Your Personal Statement or Essay

Staff at the 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.