Important Things to Remember When Applying for Scholarships
  • All scholarships do not require financial need or a high grade point average.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to be sure that all required credentials are on file in the appropriate office by the application deadline.
  • If a letter of recommendation is required, it is the applicant’s responsibility to be sure that the letter is included with the application or is sent to the correct office by the application deadline
  • When listing clubs, organizations or community service, please do not use acronyms. Reviewers may not know what they represent. If you need more room, attach a separate type-written sheet.
  • It is recommended that your scholarship essay be typed and checked for proper spelling and grammar before being submitted. If the scholarship requires specific topics be covered in the essay, it is the applicant’s responsibility to be sure all areas are addressed.
  • It is important for applicants to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Even though you may not qualify for Federal Aid, this process helps to determine the unmet need applicants may have and helps facilitate the scholarship award process.
Important Things to Remember When You Receive a Scholarship
  • Recipients will be contacted by the college and/or The Foundation at MCCC to complete the following tasks. It is very important that the recipient complete these tasks within the given deadline. In some cases the scholarship may be revoked if the tasks are not completed.
  • Complete and return a press release information form along with a head and shoulders photograph.
  • Write a thank you note to the donor of the scholarship you received and send it to the college or The Foundation depending on the scholarship.
  • Attend a reception (depending on the scholarship) hosted by The Foundation at MCCC.
  • Become familiar with the award criteria for the scholarship you received. There may be area of study/major, minimum credit hours, grade point average, and other requirements that are to be maintained throughout the academic year.