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.
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 2015-2016 Scholarship Guide.
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 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.
These scholarship awards are based on the student’s aptitude or an interest as indicated by grades and recommendations. NOTE: There is no standardized recommendation letter format for any of the PBS scholarships. Recommenders should speak to the academic and personal strengths each candidate has exhibited during the time they’ve known them, with special attention given to the student’s experience in the discipline in which they are applying. 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 scholarship for the application. Amount: Varies
Due April 1
- Incoming High School Seniors
- Students who demonstrate a particular creative talent (for example: in art, music, drama, dance, creative writing, etc.) or a high level of achievement in a certain academic area
- This scholarship is not need based
Muskegon Community College Social Science Scholarships – Must be a current student, completed 12 college credits during one semester, with a GPA of 3.0 or better; Full-time student during the award semester; must be enrolled in at least one social sciences course during the award semester; must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. Required essay on special application. Amount: $500 to $1,000. Due April 1, 2016.
Wayne State Transfer Merit Scholarships – WSU offers a range of merit scholarships to qualified incoming transfer students who either are currently enrolled at a community college or were enrolled in the academic year prior to applying to Wayne State. Presidential Scholarship – available to Fall 2016 admits. Completed admission by April 1, 2016. Up to $10,000 per year for 2 consecutive years. Minimum 36 transferable credits form a community college with at least a 3.75 GPA. Gold Scholarship – Application deadline, June 1, 2016, $5,000 per year for 2 consecutive years. Green Scholarship – Application deadline June 1, 2016, $2,500 per year for 2 consecutive years. Pathway Scholarship – Application deadline, June 1, 2016, $1,000 per year for 2 consecutive years. Visit http://wayne.edu/scholarships for more information.
Lakeshore ATHENA Scholarship – Applicants must be a female who has completed at least one year of post secondary education or the equivalent by May 31, 2016; Be at least 30 years or older; Be enrolled for the fall semester of 2016 at an accredited 4 year, 2 year, or higher education program; Demonstrate a commitment to educational attainment and a professional career; Live or work in Ottawa, Allegan or Muskegon county; Have limited financial resources. Must be postmarked by May 13, 2016. The Scholarship App 2016 is available also online at www.grandhavenchamber.org, www.muskegon.org, or www.westcoastchamber.org.
Central Michigan University’s Global Campus – Michigan Community College Academic Achievement Award – 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 personal reasons and reside in one of the Michigan counties listed on the website or reside more than 30 miles from a four-year public university in Michigan $250 per credit hour renewable for up to four continuous years. Visit https://www.cmich.edu/global/finances/Pages/scholarships.aspx for more information and the application. The deadline is May 31, 2016.
The Spencer Norman Scholarship of the Muskegon Heights Branch Library – The friends of the Muskegon Heights Library is offering this scholarship in honor of Spencer Norman, community activist, mentor, brother, father-figure, teacher, and friend to all in the Muskegon Heights Community. Spencer (1947-2012) was a founder of the Coalition for Community Development and an active member of the Friends of Muskegon Heights Branch Library. Applicants must be enrolled at Muskegon Community College, with a 2.5 GPA or better, and a resident of Muskegon Heights. The applicant must complete an MCC Scholarship application from the Scholarship Guide, and include an additional essay discussing their aspirations and a description of how they have helped or plan to help others. The award is for $250.00 and will applied to their account. The deadline is April 29, 2016.
Tina Dee and Scott Lampe Scholarship – Tina Dee has dedicated over 20 years of her career to the field of marketing and communications, including 15 years as an adjunct professor at GVSU, teaching PR, advertising, and other communication classes. She resides in Grand Haven with her husband, Scott Lampe, an award-winning packaging designer. Amount: $500. General Application in the Scholarship Guide listed above. Requirements: Reside in the Grand Haven Area Public School District, attending MCC on at least a half-time basis, working towards an associate degree, with plans to transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree in marketing or communications, and preference to single parents and/or graduate of Grand Haven Central High. Deadline: May 6, 2016.