The Foundation at Monroe County Community College will be hosting three virtual workshops in February for those current and future students who want to apply for more than $400,000 in scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year. The deadline for applying for scholarships is March 1, 2021.
The workshops will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 4 and Wednesday, February 17, and another workshop will be held at noon on Tuesday, February 9. Interested students only need to attend one session. Participants can access the Teams link for the workshops at www.monroeccc.edu/scholarships.
“We are offering the workshops to help students get started on their scholarship applications, and guide them through the online scholarship application process,” said Dr. Joshua W. Myers, executive director of The Foundation at MCCC.
“Our online scholarship system really streamlines the process for students—they complete one application, which only has 20 questions, and then the student is automatically matched to each the scholarships for which they qualify.”
The workshops will provide an overview of the types of scholarships that are available, a demonstration of the scholarship application system, tips for responding to questions and preparing their essay, and an opportunity for students to log in and start their application. “We understand that the scholarship process can sometimes be daunting, especially for a student attending college for the first time. We want them to be successful and secure as much financial assistance as possible. That’s why we offer these free workshops,” added Myers.
Future students and current students will need to have their MCCC student email and student ID number to create a login to the application system, which they will receive after completing the college’s Application for Admission that is available at www.monroeccc.edu/apply.
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. Not all scholarships are need-based or require high grade point averages or full-time status. Many are program specific and offered in traditional and technical career training programs. More information about MCCC scholarships can be found at www.monroeccc.edu/scholarships. Students can access the online scholarship portal by selecting the APPLY NOW button.
“We strongly encourage students to also complete the FAFSA (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. “While scholarships can help relieve some of the financial burden of a college education, there are other opportunities, too, such as federal and state grants, scholarships from the college and other organizations, work study and loans.” More information about financial aid at MCCC can be found at www.monroeccc.edu/type-of-financial-aid. Students can also call 734-384-4135 for more information.