Student Services

Scholarships

Scholarship Guide

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

Community Foundation for Muskegon County Scholarships

Muskegon Opportunity






If you have received an outside scholarship, please have the donor send the check with instructions to the following address:

Muskegon Community College

Business Department

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).

 

Nielsen Scholarship -  

Amount: $200 MCC Bookstore Voucher

Application Requirements:

  • 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. 

 

Memorial Scholarship

Amount:  $600

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.   

Application Requirements:

  • 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.  The deadline has been extended to the third Friday in March.

Recognition Scholarship -

Amount:  $600

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.  The deadline has been extended to the third 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.

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.

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.

College Scholarship Writing Contest - Students can receive a $1,000.00 scholarship for educational expenses at an accredited college or private career school.  Visit http://www.pagesz.net/scholarshipcontest/ for more information.  The deadline is July 1, 2014.

 MassMutuals Scholars - Open to students of all majors who will be entering sophomore, junior, senior or 5th-year senior year in pursuit of an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university. Minimum GPA of 3.0.  Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry, and leadership and participation in extracurricular activities.  Award is for $2,500 (2 year college) or $5,000 (4 year college).  Visit https://massmutual.scholarshipapply.org/ for the application and more information.  The deadline is May 2, 2014.

The Telamon Corporation Classroom Training contract awards supportive service monies to students who qualify and are enrolled in Telamon's National Farmworker Jobs Program.  The student must have worked in farm or nursery work or a related occupation that is classified as agriculture on seasonal basis or as a migrant Farmworker OR be a dependent of a farm worker.  The individual must be authorized to work in the United States.  If you are interested in knowing more, or to see if you qualify or to find out if the work you have done is considered agricultural work, please contact the local office at (616) 520-4620, Oscar Sanchez Hernandez - Field Service Representative.

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) - Applicant must:  Attend a Michigan college, GPA of 3.0, pursue a secretarial/office administration career, and submit a letter of recommendation and a current transcript. Instructions and the applications are available on these links.  The deadline is May 1, 2014

GreenPal is offering a $2,000 scholarship.  A 3.0 GPA is required, a desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner, and a declared major in Business.  Visit http://yourgreenpal.com/scholarship for more information and the application.  The deadline is May 30, 2014.

The Grand Rapids Chapter Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) 2014-2015 Academic Year Scholarship - The student will be enrolled full-time in the 2014-2015 academic year with a current minimum 3.0 GPA and pursuing course of study directly related to the construction industry i.e., Architecture, Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical, Construction Management/Technology, Facilities Maintenance.  Applications must be received no later than midnight on April 18, 2014.  For more information and the application, visit www.grandrapidsmi.csinet.org or click on Applications.

Michigan Community College Academic Achievement Award offered by Central Michigan University's Global Campus.  Recipients must have earned an associate's degree with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 from a Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredited community college located in Michigan.  Recipients must be geographically bound for professional or person reasons and reside in one of the Michigan counties listed or reside more than 30 miles from a 4-year public university in Michigan.  The award must be used toward a bachelor's degree program at a CMU Global Campus or with CMU online.  Visit http://www.global.cmich.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.aspx for more information and the application.  The deadline is May 30, 2014.