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.
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.
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.
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: http://www.iaap-aggregates.org/ for application.
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
ILL Retired Teachers ASSC Scholarship
The Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation Scholarship is offering $1500 for one recipient.
American Society for Quality
The American Society for Quality Fox Valley Section is offering their 2016-2017 Richard A. Maass Memorial Scholarship. Go to: https://www.cod.edu/tuition/financial_aid/pdf/maass_scholarship_16.pdf for application.
Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club scholarship
Check out the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club scholarship at: www.clubrunner.ca/BarringtonBreakfast
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.
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: http://www.advocatehealth.com/gshp-scholarships.
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: http://www.henrycountyilswcd.com/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.
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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.
- Looking to the future? Go to http://www.discoverbusiness.us/education/online-mba/ for great information & tips about MBA programs.
- General information about financial aid – www.collegezone.com
- Scholarships, loans, military aid – www.finaid.org
- Minority students/Bill and Melinda Gates – www.gmsp.org
- Early Childhood Program – www.inccrra.org
- Various divisions of the American Cancer Society offer students with a history of cancer a scholarship program to help them achieve their academic goals (800) ACS-2345.
- AmeriCorps has three programs of community service that require a ten month to one year full-time commitment and will then award an educational grant for schooling or replaying student loans (800) 942-2677.
- Cancer scholarships offer students and their families who are survivors searching for ways to afford a college education may receive some assistance by researching this website.
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- Understanding Your Financial Aid Options – Looking for more great tips and resources? Checkout this website with a video library and financial aid dictionary.
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- Get scholarship updates at StudentScholarships.org - http://www.studentscholarships.org/2014scholarships.php
- Don't know where to start or how to start looking for scholarships? Go to: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/college-scholarship-guide for great tips!
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