Scholarships at MCC

Manchester Community College is a college of opportunity. With its policy of open admission, all students - of any age - who possess the desire to pursue a higher education are welcome.

For many students, however, the desire to learn is not enough. Assistance in the form of scholarships can make the critical difference for score of students each year by helping them meet their financial obligations. If a scholarship could increase your chances of successfully completing a course of study at MCC, please see below for the available scholarships.


Available Scholarships

MCC Foundation 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. New and returning students who attend on a full-time or part-time basis are eligible to apply for scholarships, and both degree and certificate-track students will be considered.

Current MCC Students
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. While a GPA of 2.5 or better is preferred, progress in academics is considered. MCC must be the student’s home school for the applicant to be eligible to receive a scholarship. Financial need, first year and academic scholarships are available. Scholarships are awarded for the fall and spring semester. Returning students may apply each semester.

There are two ways to apply:

Apply online
Download and complete printed application

High School Students Planning to Attend MCC
Open to students graduating high school who have been admitted to MCC. This scholarship is available annually to recent high school graduates who have enrolled at MCC for the fall semester. MCC must be the student’s home school for the applicant to be eligible to receive a scholarship.

There are two ways to apply:

(Applications for 2018-19 academic year will be available in January 2018)

Need Help?

Questions on the Application:
Email scholarships@manchestercc.edu or call Nancy DiGiacomo at 860-512-2905.

Help with Writing the Essay:

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

Help with Getting Your Financial Aid Documents:

The Financial Aid office can assist students with applying for financial aid and retrieving financial aid documents needed to apply for scholarships. Visit the office in L177, email ma-finaid@manchestercc.edu or call 860-512-3380 to learn more.

Students may also seek scholarships outside of MCC. Among many organizations, here are two that have supported MCC students:

SBM Charitable Foundation Scholarship

The SBM Charitable Foundation, Inc. (“SBMCF”) invites scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year from students pursuing a two-year or four-year undergraduate degree on a full-time basis at an accredited college or university in Connecticut. Visit their website for details.

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Scholarships

Many scholarships are available through the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Use their Scholarship Directory to search for scholarships.