Barbara E. Hardt Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility requirements: Applicant must be enrolled in either Early Childhood Education courses or Education courses at MCC and have completed six (6) credit hours in that program. Applicants must have a 2.75+ GPA and provide documentation. Applicant must provide two (2) letters of recommendation on letterhead from an employer and an instructor. Applicant must submit a portfolio of (3) essays with the requirements provided by Friends of MCC Foundation or Early Childhood Education Department. Contact Dane Walkington ( or Lisha Linder ( for complete list of portfolio requirements.
Support provided: The scholarship recipient will receive between $250 - $1,000 in award monies for the semester awarded. No payments made to students directly. The award monies may only be used for tuition for the semester awarded.
Material to be submitted:
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • Proof of cumulative GPA.

Applicant must submit the following: The MCC Scholarship Application form with signature and date, proof of enrollment in ECE course or education course, proof of 2.75+ GPA, two (2) letters of recommendation, and portfolio.

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For more information, please call (815) 455-8721 or visit the Friends of MCC Foundation, A209.