There are many ways to help pay for college, and scholarships can be a great opportunity as they are awards that don’t need to be paid back. The world of scholarships can be confusing however, as there are many organizations that award scholarships. MCC students, or those considering MCC, should, be aware of the avenues described below.
Download our Scholarship Guide
Financial Aid Departments Scholarships, including Performance Based Scholarships
Community Foundation for Muskegon County Scholarships
For more Financial Aid/Scholarship information please visit Financial Aid.
Muskegon Community College Faculty Association Scholarships (MCCFA) - The Nielsen Scholarship ($200 MCC Bookstore voucher), The Recognition Scholarship (onetime gift of $600), and The Memorial Scholarship (onetime gift of $600).
The Nielsen Scholarship is an award available to all Muskegon Community College (MCC) students meeting the following criteria:
- Successfully complete 12 credit hours at MCC with a minimum 2.0 GPA
- Register to take at least three credits at MCC the next winter semester.
- Turn in a completed application form (available from MCC faculty member).
- MCC faculty member's signature on the application form.
Nielsen Scholarship applications are due by the first Friday in November and awarded December 1st every year. The scholarship consists of a $200 MCC Bookstore voucher and is based on the student's responses on the application form. The MCCFA Scholarship Review Committee oversees the distribution of the Nielsen Scholarship.
The Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student leaving Muskegon Community College after two years of study (36 credit hours from MCC must have been earned at the time of application). A completed degree (ASA, AAS, etc.) is not required. The applicant must supply evidence of acceptance at a four-year institution. A 3.25 cumulative GPA is required at the time of application. A one-time gift of $600 will be awarded to the student. The applicant must be recommended by two faculty members. The deadline is the second Friday in March.
This scholarship is awarded to either a full-time or part-time Muskegon Community College student who has demonstrated financial need in order to complete his or her program or degree at MCC. A 3.25 cumulative GPA (based on a minimum of 12 completed MCC credit hours) is required at the time of application. A one-time gift of $600 will be awarded to the student. The applicant must be recommended by two faculty members. The deadline is the second Friday in March.
Amos Nordman Foundation Scholarship - Amount varies. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Available for books, required equipment/supplies, and other MCC-generated fees. Financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Applications accepted anytime. Please fill out the General Scholarship Application in the 2013-2014 Scholarship Guide.
The 2013-2014 Michigan Community College Academic Achievement Award was established in 2011 for Global Campus undergraduate students who have earned an associate's degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from a Higher Learning Commission accredited community college located in Michigan. Applicants must be geographically bound for professional or personal reasons and reside in a Michigan county that has no public residential four-year university or reside more than 30 miles from a four-year public residential university in Michigan. Recipients receive $250.00 per credit hour renewable for up to four continuous years. Up to six of these awards are given annually. THE MCCAAA is only one of several scholarships that are available for Global Campus students. In addition to scholarships, Military tuition discounted rates are available to active U.S. military including National Guard and reserve; active duty military spouses and dependent children; military retirees; honorably discharged veterans; and Department of Defense employees who are admitted to select Global Campus. The application and required materials must be received by Friday, May 31, 2013.