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 2014-15 Scholarship Guide
Financial Aid, Department Scholarships
If you have received an outside scholarship, please have the donor send the check with instructions to the following address:
Muskegon Community College
221 S. Quarterline Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49442
Once your scholarship is awarded, you will be able to view it on MyMCC under WebAdvisor for Students, Financial Aid.
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).
Amount: $200 MCC Bookstore Voucher
- Possess a minimum 2.0 GPA (based on a minimum of 12 MCC credit hours earned at the time of application)
- Register to take at least three credits at MCC the next winter semester
- Obtain a MCC faculty member's signature on the application form
- Complete required essay on application
Nielsen Scholarship applications are due by the first Friday in November and awarded December 1st every year.
The Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student leaving Muskegon Community College after two years of study; a completed degree (ASA, AAS, etc.) is not required.
- Evidence of acceptance at a four-year institution.
- Possess a 3.25 cumulative GPA along with 36 credit hours earned from MCC at the time of application.
- Recommendation by two faculty members.
- Complete required essay on application.
Applications are due the second Friday in March.
Awarded to a full-or part-time MCC student who has demonstrated financial need in order to complete his or her program or degree at MCC and returning the next Fall semester.
- Possess a 3.25 cumulative GPA (based on a minimum of 12 MCC credit hours earned at the time of application)
- Recommended by two faculty members.
Applications are due 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 except for tuition. 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.
Performance-Based Scholarships (PBS)
These scholarship awards are based on the student's aptitude or an interest as indicated by grades and recommendations. The applicant must have at least a 2.0 overall high-school average. The student must enroll in coursework in the area of study for which they are applying. Additional requirements specific to the area of study are listed in PART 2 of the application. Click on the individual scholarships for the application. Applications are due April 1, 2014.
Veterans United Foundation Scholarship - The program's primary goal is to assist military service members and their families by awarding five bi-annual $2,000 scholarships to help pay for tuition and books. To be eligible the applicant must have a connection to the U.S. Military through at least one of the following categories: A current active-duty service member, Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, Spouse of a military member or veteran, Surviving spouse or child of a fallen soldier, or child of a military member or veteran. Spring Application dates are March 15 through April 30. Fall Application dates are September 15 through October 31. Please visit http://www.veteransunited.com/about/scholarships/ for the application and more information.
Service 1 Federal Credit Union - Service 1 Federal Credit Union has developed a scholarship program in honor of their late Board of Directors President, Calvin Peterson. They are offering two $1,000 scholarships to area students who will further their education in the fall of 2014. Students must be a member of Service 1 Federal Credit Union, or the child or grandchild of a member of Service 1 Federal Credit Union. Scholarship applications are available at www.service1fcu.com.
Grand Valley State University Distinguished Graduate Scholarship - The recipient of this scholarship will receive $2,000, renewable for a second year provided that the student meets academic renewal requirements. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the candidate should meet the following academic and procedural specifications: 1. The applicant has applied and been admitted to Grand Valley by December 31 for the Fall 2014 semester. 2. The student has achieved at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average at all institutions. 3. The student will have earned an associate degree from MCC prior to enrolling at GVSU. 4. The student matriculates direction to GVSU after completion of the associate degree.
Women's Division Chamber of Commerce Scholarship - $1,000.00 scholarship. Criteria: 1. 3.00 Cumulative GPA, 2. Must attend (or attended if already a graduate) a Muskegon County high school, 3. Or be a full-time first or second year student. Applicants must submit a completed and signed application form with an OFFICIAL high school transcript along with an OFFICIAL transcript of any college credits. Due by March 17, 2014. Visit www.womensdivision.org for the application and more information.
Jeanette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund - The application is available on November 1, 2013. Applicants must be: 1. A woman, age 35 or older, 2. Low-income, 3. A U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States, 4. Pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate's degree, or a first bachelor's degree, 5. Enrolled in, or accepted to a regionally or ACICS accredited school. Selection is based on your goals, your plan for reaching your goals, and how you will use your education to give back to the community. Applications are available at http://www.rankinfoundation.org/. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2014.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - A variety of scholarships are available to students of Hispanic/Latino descent. Information is available at http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/.
Michigan Works! Muskegon - Oceana Scholarships - Michigan Works! is offering scholarships for qualified individuals to prepare for these in-demand careers: CNC Operator/Programmer, CAD/CNC, Mechanical Engineer, Certified Nurse Assistant, and Registered Nurse. To apply for a Michigan Works! Muskegon-Oceana Scholarship, visit either of their locations: 316 Morris Avenue in Muskegon, or 195 N. Michigan Avenue in Shelby. Family income must be less than $40,000 to qualify. Visit www.miworksmo.org for more information. You can be working part-time or unemployed to qualify.
The 2014/2015 Community Foundation for Muskegon County General Scholarship - The Application is now available at http://cffmc.org Click on "Receive", then on "Scholarships", then on "Click here to apply". The online application deadline is March 1st for the application form and April 1 for the financial form. CFFMC has seen a recent increase in donors who wish to support students attending local colleges. Students seeking a two year degree or vocational/technical training beyond high school are encouraged to apply.
Haworth Diversity Scholarship and Internship Award and Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarship - Haworth offers more than $40,000 in higher education scholarships each year to worthy and aspiring students. Two - $2,000 Haworth Diversity Scholarships and Internship Awards and two - $2,000 Haworth Skilled Trades Scholarships are offered. For eligibility requirements and access to the scholarship application, please visit www.haworth.com/internships-scholarships. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. The application deadline is March 1, 2014.