Monroe County Community College has announced $400,000 of scholarship funding available for awards for the 2021-22 academic year.
“The online scholarship application is available now ( www.monroeccc.edu/scholarships). Returning and prospective Sstudents are encouraged to apply now for consideration for over 200 available scholarships for the upcoming academic year,” said Dr. Joshua W. Myers, executive director of the Foundation at MCCC.
Students do have until March 1 to complete their scholarship application; however, it is recommended that students apply as soon as possible. Not all scholarships are need-based or require a high grade point averages or full-time status. Many are program specific, and offered in traditional and technical career training programs.
“All a student needs to apply for scholarships is their student email and seven-digit student identification number, which they will be assigned after completing the free MCCC Application for Admission, which is also available online ( www.monroeccc.edu using the “Apply” tab on the homepage),” said Myers.
The college uses an entirely single, one-time online application process for all of its private donor scholarships (at www.monroeccc.edu/scholarships) to simplify the process. Students can complete an application in as little as 20 minutes, but students are encouraged to take their time to ensure a complete and accurate submission.
The college also offers some suggestions for students preparing to apply for scholarships.
Write responses to the short essay questions in Microsoft Word prior to filling out the application form so clean, edited versions of the essay can be ‘cut and paste’ into the digital application.
- There are three short essay questions, one that is required and two others that are highly recommended for completion:
Essay highlighting educational and career goals.
Essay listing and describing school and community service activities.
Essay describing any financial hardships, events or circumstances that have been overcome or are currently being faced.
Thoroughly completing the application before submitting it is important as each question may qualify the student for additional scholarships. The application process does allow for saving drafts prior to final submission.
“We strongly encourage students to also complete the FAFSA (at www.fafsa.gov) as soon as they can, along with applying for scholarships from MCCC.” said Dr . Valerie Culler, director of financial aid for MCCC. “We work with students as much as possible to identify sources of financial aid (www.monroeccc.edu/aid) that will help them with the cost of a college education. Scholarships are a great resource of course. It is important for students to understand there are other opportunities, too, such as federal and state grants, scholarships from the college and other organizations, work study and lastly loans, but students have to apply.” Students can call 734-384-4135 for more information.
Nearly 200 scholarships were awarded last year with awards ranging from $500 to scholarships that cover all tuition and fees for two years at MCCC.
“Donors who contribute to The Foundation make it possible for us to fund such a wide variety of scholarships in all of the college’s over 60 areas of study, including students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges after completing their studies at MCCC,” said Myers.
About The Foundation at Monroe County Community College
The Foundation at Monroe County Community College is the charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the educational and cultural experience of our students and community.
The Foundation at MCCC leverages voluntary support from donors to enhance the educational, literary, scientific, and cultural experience by helping Monroe County Community College meet its mission. The Foundation at MCCC touches thousands of lives each year through cultural arts programs, scholarships, and educational initiatives that guide and shape the business and civic leaders of tomorrow. Just as important, The Foundation offers a means for individuals of all ages and walks of life to express their philanthropy, act on their concerns, and follow the dictates of their hearts.
For more information about The Foundation at MCCC visit www.monroeccc.edu/foundation.
About Monroe County Community College
Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition. The college’s mission is to enrich lives in our community by providing opportunity through student-focused, affordable, quality higher education and other learning experiences. The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit. The Whitman Center is located in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border. Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.