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FMCC Scholarships

Scholarships are often the bridge that can make the dream of a college education a reality.  Thanks to the generosity of our donors, many worthy students are able to achieve their dreams. The Foundation for MCC works with donors to establish scholarships. We also work closely with Student Services to manage and award funds to outstanding Jayhawks students.
For more information about starting or supporting scholarships, please contact Sue Samaniego, Foundation Director, at foundation@muskegoncc.edu or (231) 777-0427.


Current FMCC Scholarships

Brenda Gardner|ADAC Scholarship
In memory of Brenda Gardner, fondly remembered employee of ADAC Automotive
Amos Nordman Foundation Scholarship
The Amos Nordman Foundation was established by Amos Nordman, an Indiana native who had an insurance company in Grand Rapids.  Mr. Nordman lived a frugal lifestyle and has ardently interested in using his wealth to support local youth.
Wayne and Linda Barrett Scholarship
Funded by alum Wayne Barrett and his wife, Linda.  Wayne serves as the Vice-President of the Foundation for Muskegon Community College board of directors.
Dan Burt Memorial Wrestling Scholarship
In memory of former Jayhawk student-athlete and assistant wrestling coach, Dan Burt
Canteen Vending Scholarship
Canteen Vending is proud to sustain MCC students with vending machine services and scholarships
George & Mary Dake Scholarship
Established by Foundation for Muskegon Community College board member and MCC alum, Tom Dake, in honor of his parents and their passion for continued achievement.
Ted DeBower Mathematics and Science Scholarship Fund
Ted, a graduate of Iowa State University, was employed by a local manufacturing company as Manager of Engineering.  He lived a frugal lifestyle and never had any children.  However, he was known well by neighborhood kids as someone who would pay them very well for washing his car, lawn work, and other chores.  He created a foundation and was dedicated to organizations that provide important services for the community.
Tina Dee & Scott Lampe Scholarship
Tina Dee is MCC’s Director of Foundation and Strategic Initiatives.  She 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.
Founder’s Day Scholarship
This scholarship was created with profits from the 2014 Founder’s Day event.  This annual Roaring Twenties-style event commemorates the 1926 founding of MCC.  For more information, visit muskegoncc.edu/founders.
Future Chemists Scholarship
This scholarship was created in honor of former MCC President, Dr. Frank Marczak and Marlene Marczak, to support the study of chemistry.  Those interested in advancing the field of chemistry in the Greater Muskegon area are encouraged to contribute to this fund.
Future Nurses Scholarship
This scholarship was created to support the study of nursing.  Those interested in advancing nursing education in the Greater Muskegon area are encouraged to contribute to this fund.
Greater Muskegon Optimists Club Scholarship
Your local Optimist Club follows the international mission and vision statements “By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.  Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.”
International Studies Fund
The International Studies Scholarship provides an opportunity to participate in MCC travel abroad programs.  This faculty-supported fund was developed to help students gain a broader world view, build international perspective, develop self-confidence, and develop a career path that recognizes the importance of understanding different cultures.
MCC Alumni Legacy Scholarship
Students who have one or more parents who is an MCC graduate are invited to apply for this scholarship.  It is awarded to a legacy students who will bring pride and honor to their families, MCC, and the greater community through their academic excellence and extracurricular activities.
Muskegonites Child Study Club Scholarship
This club was formed to promote and support parental education and child nurturing.
Dr. Dale and Connie Nesbary Music Scholarships
The Music Department of Muskegon Community College is honored to offer two Dr. Dale and Connie Nesbary Music Scholarships to vocal or instrumental musicians participating in music programs at Muskegon Community College. The purpose of these scholarships is to attract, reward and retain incoming students in music, while recognizing exceptionally productive and talented musicians.
Paulsen Scholarship
This scholarship is provided by David Paulsen, former high school and college distance runner, who values the hard work it takes to succeed at this sport and understands how this type of dedication supports academics and career.
Student Success Emergency Fund
MCC alumni, faculty, and staff are champions of this fund that provides support to students whose academic progress is in jeopardy due to unforeseen situations.
Sun Chemical | United Steel Workers 2-987 A.D. Barnes Scholarship
In memory of Sun Chemical employee A.D. Barnes
Larry and Roberta Tetzlaff Scholarship        
Christopher & Joella VanOosterhout Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Muskegon Community College business instructor Christopher VanOosterhout, his wife Joella and their five sons in support of MCC students.
Mary Josephine Vukits Nursing Scholarship
Established by her nephew, Tom Dake, this scholarship honors the memory of Mary Josephine Vukits, R.N., who started her nursing career as a Registered Nurse in the U.S. Army during WWII and later worked as an RN at Hackley Hospital for over 30 years before retiring.
Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship    
Sigma Iota Gamma Fraternity Scholarship
Paul Zemke Memorial Scholarship
Foundation for Muskegon Community College General Scholarship Fund
In addition to ongoing support from individuals, this scholarship is supported by profits from the FMCC Jayhawk Scramble – “chip in for scholarships by playing in the annual golf outing!  Visit muskegoncc.edu/chip for details.

Community Foundation for Muskegon County 

In addition to the above scholarships managed directly at MCC, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County assists us with managing several endowed scholarships.  In addition to contacting us directly, you may click here to make an online donation to any of the following Foundation for MCC funds:

  • Judith Brooky-Green Scholarship
  • Herman and Marjorie Dekker Scholarship
  • Richard Kraft/Suzanne Kraft Mateer Scholarship
  • Kyvig Scholarship
  • Archie McCrea Scholarship
  • MHS Class of ’46 Scholarship
  • Muskegon District Nurses Scholarship
  • Charles Raap Public Service Scholarship
  • William & Velma Riggs Scholarship
  • August VanEerden Scholarship
  • William H. Young Memorial Scholarship

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