Establishing a named scholarship can be a meaningful way to recognize or pay tribute to someone special in your life. Consider tailoring the criteria of the scholarship to reflect a special interest or geographic preference. (For example, a scholarship for a first-generation college student or a student from Woodstock.)
If you wish to establish a scholarship that will be given to one or more students each year in perpetuity, we encourage you to consider establishing an endowed scholarship. An endowed scholarship fund is invested and a portion of the yearly market returns on the investment are awarded to students for scholarships. To establish an endowed scholarship fund a $10,000 balance is required to be invested for 1 year prior to awarding students scholarships. The original gift and any additional funding to the endowed fund are held in a permanently restricted fund and continue to be invested per the Friends of MCC Foundation Investment Policy.
Annual scholarships allow you to make gifts to the Foundation to establish named scholarships to be awarded to students until the fund is depleted. For example, a $1,500 gift may be made in memory of someone with the instruction to award $500 to a student each fall for the next three years.
The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation office manages the advertisement and selection of recipients for Foundation scholarships. Donors who wish to be involved in the selection may sit in with scholarship selection committee when applications are reviewed. You are always given the opportunity to meet and congratulate the student who receives your scholarship.
Scholarship donations to the Friends of McHenry County College Foundation provide opportunities for students to transform themselves, their families, their futures and their communities. We invite you to invest in the future of an MCC student.
To learn more about establishing a scholarship, contact the Foundation Office at (815) 455-8721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship Donor Appreciation Breakfast - February 15, 2019
The Friends of MCC Foundation welcomed more than 100 scholarship donors and recipients for an appreciation breakfast. As student showed their best selves to our generous donors, lively conversation about their education and future career goals could be heard.
A Big Thank You
General Kinematics Welding Scholarship - established March 2019
General Kinematics recently established a scholarship with the Friends of MCC Foundation. The General Kinematics Welding Scholarship will award $250 to one student pursuing their Welding Technician Certificate. This is the first scholarship established to benefit credit welding students. General Kinematics provides vibratory equipment, rotary equipment, and process systems to leading manufacturing and material processing organizations throughout the world. Thank you, General Kinematics, for your generosity and investment in MCC students! Pictured are, from left, Vince Brice, Design Engineer; Jason Jerik, Plant Manager; Joel Jacobson, Director of Manufacturing; Jessica Rizza, Coordinator of Friends of MCC Foundation; Tom Musschoot, President; and Brian DiBona, Executive Director of Friends of MCC Foundation.
The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove Scholarship - established December 2018
The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove recently established a scholarship for the Friends of MCC Foundation for non-credit Continuing Education scholarships to benefit Cary and Fox River Grove area students at McHenry County College. The Rotary Club of Cary-Grove recently donated $5,000 toward the scholarship. Pictured are, from left, Justin DeBolt, coordinator of Workforce Training and Professional Programs at MCC; Pat Finlon, president of Rotary Club of Cary-Grove; Dale Morton, vice president of Friends of MCC Foundation; Larry Arndt, president of Friends of MCC Foundation; Dori Sullens, director of Continuing Education at MCC; and Rob Getty, board member, Friends of MCC Foundation.
Service League of Crystal Lake
Ruth Scifo presents a $1000 check on behalf of the Service League of Crystal Lake to E2E Board Members Tara Cole & Nancy Wenzel & MCC Foundation Coordinator Bev Thomas. Pictured with them is Jan Fields, guest speaker on November 13.
Anne M. Stumpf, RN Nursing Scholarship of Excellence
Pictured left to right: President Dr. Clint Gabbard, Corissa Blauw, Mark Stumpf, and Brian DiBona
The Friends of MCC Foundation today welcomed Mark Stumpf, a generous donor who with his wife created the Anne M. Stumpf, RN Nursing Scholarship of Excellence. Congratulations to Corissa Blauw, nursing student and first recipient of this new scholarship
Huntley Firefighter's Union #4106
Pictured left to right: David Floyel and Bev Thomas
A generous check was presented to Bev Thomas of the Friends of MCC Foundation by David Floyel of the Huntley Firefighters Union #4106 recently for scholarships for students in our Fire Science Program.
Reiland Family Veterinary Assistant Scholarship - established May 2018
Pictured left to right: Kathy Reiland and her two furry friends, Katie Lyneis, Justin DeBolt
We are pleased to announce the Reiland Family Veterinary Assistant Scholarship which will assist a non-credit student pursuing this certification. Katie Lyneis is the lead instructor who is also pictured with Justin DeBolt, Coordinator of Workforce Training and Professional Programs and Kathy Reiland and two furry friends.
Harrison V. Siddons Memorial Veterans Scholarship - established April 2018
Pictured left to right: Brian DiBona, Mary Beth Siddons, Clint Gabbard
Distinguished Alumni Mary Beth Siddons and family established the Harrison V. Siddons Memorial Veterans Scholarship to honor her father, a Korean War veteran. Harrison Siddons served on the U.S.S. Worcester and was a fervent VFW supporter. Furthermore, he served his country as an engineer, contributing to the ballistic missile system, the NASA Apollo program, and the nuclear submarine fleet.
Oliver "Duke" Gallagher Scholarship - established April 2018
Pictured left to right: Clint Gabbard, Naikeema Ward, Sergio Albarran, Jill McDonald and Dianna Torman
Jill McDonald and her family proudly established the Oliver “Duke” Gallagher Memorial Scholarship to be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, Fire Science or EMT at MCC. At a recent Foundation Board meeting, students Naikeema Ward and Sergio Albarran expressed their appreciation in receiving this scholarship.
Promise Williamsen Scholarship - established April 2017
Pictured left to right: Ms. Erika Kallman and Brian DiBona
Ms. Erika Kallman, the loving grandmother of former MCC student Promise Williamsen has generously funded two $500 scholarships. Criteria includes a 2.5 grade point average, demonstrating a “good heart”, an intention of pursuing additional training in the field of Automotive Technology, and an indication of financial need. This scholarship will be applied to tuition only, and will be available both in Fall and Spring. She is pictured with Brian DiBona, Executive Director of the Friends of MCC Foundation.
Current Scholarship Recipients
John Adelmann, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Forge Ahead Scholarship
Pictured left to right: Amy Widlhalm, Bianca Lopez, Mike Klingenberg, Amber Steiger, Ryan Saxon and Andy Hernandez Cardena
Mike Klingenberg, Foundation Board Member and Forege Ahead and Forge Ahead University Scholarship donor, welcomes student recipients at breakfast before they head back to college. Recipients: Amy Widlhalm, Bianca Lopez, Amber Steiger, Ryan Saxon and Andy Hernandez Cardena.
Hans J. Wolf Memorial Scholarship
Pictured left to right: Brian DiBona, Tina Hueppe, Cesar Graciano, Karen Wolf and Clint Gabbard
The Board of Directors of MCC Foundation had the opportunity to meet Cesar Graciano, the first recipient of the Hans J. Wolf Memorial Scholarship. Representing the Wolf Family are Board member, Tina Hueppe and Karen Wolf. Also pictured are Dr. Clint Gabbard, MCC President and Executive Director, Brian DiBona.
Sage Opportunity Scholarship
The Friends of MCC Foundation hosted a table at the Adult Learners Welcome Reception. Glad to have the chance to congratulate Nicole Zoetmulder on receiving the Sage Opportunity Scholarship for Fall 2018!
John Adelmann, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Jeanne Adelmann, donor of the John J. Adelmann, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, and Andrea Lejsner, scholarship recipient.