For many students, however, the desire to learn is not enough. Assistance in the form of scholarships can make the critical difference for scores 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.
What is a Scholarship?
Scholarships are “gift” money that is given to students to supplement the cost of their education. This money does not have to be paid back. Some scholarships are need-based (student must show some financial need), some are merit-based (based on a student’s academic performance or special characteristic/skill), and some are a mix of the two. Most scholarships require an application to be submitted. Additional materials may be required.
MCC Foundation Scholarships
For 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:
For High School Students Planning to Attend MCC
Open to high school 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.
Need Help Applying?
Questions on the Application:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call 860-512-3380 to learn more.
SBM Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Scholarships
Third Party Scholarships
- Before you start your search, it would help to have an email account. Many scholarships will send you application information over the Internet.
- Make sure you have basic information about yourself available to send if they ask for a profile. Many sites will have scholarships available for global majority groups listed by group. Make sure you apply for these because they often do not have as many people applying for them.
- Save the entire essay that you create when applying for scholarships. Often these essays can be “recycled” and used for multiple applications. Often a paper from one of your classes may also be adapted to meet your scholarship application needs.
- Set aside a folder for your scholarship search. Create a list of all the scholarships you have applied for and key dates (deadlines, notification dates). The folder should also contain your basic profile and sample essays.
- Schedule time for your Internet searches during which you do not have to work on other tasks.
- There is an open writing lab that is available to help with your essay writing. Make sure you have someone proofread your essay before you send it.