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Deadline Approaching for Fall Scholarship Applications

[Wednesday, April 30, 2014]

The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation is offering 52 scholarships for current and incoming MCC students who will enroll for the Fall 2014 semester.

The scholarships vary in amount and type of award and include those based on need, merit and/or program of study. In addition to several general scholarships available, several other specialized scholarships are available in accounting, culinary, education, horticulture, nursing, special needs, first generation and women's scholarships.

The largest women's scholarship, Education to Empowerment, awards one award up to $4,000 that is distributed throughout the recipient’s sophomore year at MCC as academic expenses are incurred and up to $4,000 given in the fall semester of the recipient’s junior year at an accredited four-year college or university. Priority will be given to applicants with two semesters remaining at MCC. Applicants must have a cumulative 3.25 GPA at the completion of their freshman year at MCC and maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA through sophomore year at MCC. Applicant must also submit a 300-word essay outlining their personal and career goals.

Also available is the Forge Ahead scholarship, a full-tuition award for the Fall 2014 Semester for any incoming student or current student pursuing an associate degree or certificate at MCC. Applicant must provide proof of a 2.5 GPA from their high school in MCC District 528 if an incoming freshman or a 2.75 GPA in college if a current student. Applicants must provide evidence of financial need and present two letters of recommendation and complete a two-page essay.

The application deadline is Monday, May 5 at 5 p.m. Scholarship applications and a complete listing of all the scholarships are also available at

Applicants must print the application and return or mail it to the Friends of McHenry County College Foundation Office, Room A209 at MCC, 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14, Crystal Lake, 60012. Forms may not be submitted online. For any questions regarding the 2014 fall scholarships please call the Friends of MCC Foundation Office at (815) 455-8556 or by email at

MCC registration for Fall 2014 Semester is currently underway through the first week of classes. Weekday credit classes begin Aug. 18.

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