Scholarship Information

Scholarships at MCC

Friends of MCC Foundation Scholarships

The generosity of our donors allows MCC to provide numerous scholarships to students who exhibit academic, merit, financial need, strong leadership and service to their communities. See Friends of MCC scholarship details.

The Presidential Talent Scholarship

The Presidential Talent Scholarship, MCC's most prestigious scholarship, is awarded each year to qualified individuals based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and community involvement.

Recipients of the Presidential Talent Scholarship tuition waiver will receive 60 (in district) credit hours of tuition at McHenry County College. The scholarship does not pay for fees or books.

Recipients are required to enroll in at least twelve (12) credit hours per semester (fall and spring), maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and complete a minimum of 15 service hours each semester (fall and spring). Please note that eight (8) total Presidential Talent Scholarships will be awarded.

Deadline: 2/12/2016


Founding Faculty Scholarship

The McHenry County College Founding Faculty Scholarship is awarded in recognition of the contributions, over thirty years, of retired founding faculty of McHenry County College.

Three scholarships worth 60 tuition credit hours each at McHenry County College will be awarded in recognition of retired faculty members David B. Hill, John D. Konitzer, and Erwin Cornelius.

The scholarship does not pay for fees or books. Recipients must be residents of McHenry County College District 528. Recipients are also required to enroll in at least 12 credit hours each Fall and Spring semester and maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at MCC.

Applicants are to submit this application and all other materials (listed on back) by Friday, February 12, 2016 to the McHenry County College Office of Financial Aid (Room A262). Students of all ages are welcome to apply.

Deadline: 2/12/2016


Other Scholarship Opportunities

Illinois Soybean Scholarship

The IAA Foundation funds efforts in support of agriculture and education, with a specific focus on funding Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom, and administering a robust college scholarship program. Go to:http:
Deadline: 2/16/2016

The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers

The IAAP Education Foundation Scholarship program strengthens the Illinois aggregates industry by promoting the education of worthy students seeking a career in the aggregates industry. Go to: for application.
Deadline: 2/19/2016

Joe Helbling Vocational Scholarship

The Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers is offering scholarships in the amount of $1000 - download the application for information from the link below
Deadline: 3/1/2016

ILL Retired Teachers ASSC Scholarship

The Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation Scholarship is offering $1500 for one recipient.
Deadline: 3/7/2016

American Society for Quality

The American Society for Quality Fox Valley Section is offering their 2016-2017 Richard A. Maass Memorial Scholarship. Go to: for application.
Deadline: 3/7/2016

Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club scholarship

Check out the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club scholarship at:
Deadline: 4/8/2016

O'Brien Vrba Scholarship Trust

The O'Brien Vrba Scholarship Trust offers students a $2,000 to $3,000 scholarship for their studies. The deadline to submit an application and all required documents is April 15, 2016. Seniors cannot renew their application; graduates can renew once.
Deadline: 4/15/2016

Advocate Good Shpherd Hospital Scholarship

This scholarship aids students majoring in a Health Care Professional field who reside in the hospital service area. Applications are available in February and the deadline for submittal of the completed application including current references, transcripts, and proof of acceptance into a Health Care Professional program is April 30. Go to:
Deadline: 4/30/2016

Henry County Soil and Water Scholarship

The Henry County Natural Area Guardians,will offer one (1) $500 scholarship to a college student presently in their sophomore or junior year at an institution of higher learning, who is pursuing a career in the area of conservation and/or the environment. Go to:
Deadline: 5/4/2016

Devry University Scholarships

Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation

The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) awards scholarships to students of real estate and related fields of study at colleges and universities both within and outside Illinois. has been helping parents and student find scholarships and free college money since 2001.

Scholarship Search Resources

MCC also encourages you to explore outside scholarship resources such as private scholarships offered by employers, religious organizations, community-based organizations, foundations, companies, and many others.

We recommend the following resources to find various scholarship search web sites and more information on applying for scholarships while avoiding scholarship scams.