The deadline for applying for $400,000 in available scholarships to attend Monroe County Community College is quickly approaching on March 1, 2023. These scholarships, made possible by donors to The Foundation at MCCC, are for the 2023-24 academic year. The scholarship application is available online at www.monroeccc.edu/scholarships and can usually be completed in 20 minutes or less, however students are encouraged to take the time to ensure a complete, compelling and accurate submission.
Completing the online application makes the student eligible for consideration for over 200 different scholarship opportunities, ranging from $250 per semester to having all tuition and fees pay for the entire academic year. Not all scholarships are need-based or require a high grade point average or full-time status. Many are program specific and are available in all traditional and technical career training programs.
“All a student needs to apply for scholarships is their MCCC student email address and seven-digit student identification number, which they will be assigned after completing the free MCCC Application for Admission, which can be completed online at www.monroeccc.edu by selecting the “Apply” tab on the homepage,” said Dr. Joshua W. Myers, executive director of The Foundation at MCCC.
“We strongly encourage students to also complete the FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa as soon as they can, along with applying for scholarships from MCCC,” said Dr. Scott Behrens, vice president of enrollment management and student success. “Our financial aid staff work with students as much as possible to identify sources of financial aid (https://www.monroeccc.edu/type-of-financial-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.
“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.