MCC Foundation Scholarships

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What types of scholarships does the MCC Foundation offer?

The MCC Foundation offers a variety of scholarships. Examples of scholarship criteria include:

  • Academic performance
  • Specific program/major requirements
  • City/town of residence
  • Community involvement
  • Interest in Study-Abroad
  • Financial need

Award criteria varies, but in general, most awards require a 3.0 GPA and that the applicant has completed 9 credits at MCC by the close of the application.


For a complete list of MCC Foundation awards, please go to: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/foundation/fscholarship.aspx

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How do I apply for awards, and when is the application open?

The scholarship application opens in October of each academic year and is available
through December. Enrolled MCC students may apply via an online application
using student A # and password.

The application link for scholarships will be available in October-December on this
site: www.middlesex.mass.edu/foundation/scholarships

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Do I need to apply for each award separately?

No, the application is a general application, and the scholarship system will apply you for as many awards as you are eligible based on scholarship criteria.  Note, that a few awards require additional information to apply.  These will be clearly noted on your application Dashboard.

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Do I need to complete the application in one sitting?

No, you may save your application and go back into your application anytime during the open application period using your ID and password.   You must, though, complete the application and submit it by the deadline to be eligible for awards.

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When will I know if I have received an award?

All student applicants will receive notification whether or not they have received an award by the beginning of February.  The notification will come via MCC student email.

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How will I receive my scholarship award?

Your offer letter will be emailed to you at your student email address. The email will have instructions on how to accept your award. Once all requirements have been met, your award will be applied to your spring semester bill. If you have questions on your student account, please contact MCC Financial Aid and Student Accounts.

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What is required of me when I accept a scholarship award?

All award recipients are required to attend the MCC Foundation Scholarship Ceremony in March. All recipients are also required to write a thank you letter to the donor of the scholarship.  This information will be clearly stated in your award letter.

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I receive financial aid, may I still apply for scholarships?

Yes. Receiving Financial Aid does NOT prevent you from applying for a scholarship.

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If I do not have financial aid, can I still apply for a scholarships?

Yes, all eligible MCC students can apply.  Please note that some need-based scholarships do require the student to have applied to financial aid.

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How do I obtain a faculty recommendation?

Please ask a current or past MCC faculty member or advisor to write a recommendation on your behalf. (We do not accept references from family members or classmates). Pay attention to scholarship deadlines, and be sure to give the person writing your recommendation plenty of time to complete it. Be aware that some faculty and staff may be approached by more than one student to write this type of recommendation. It is important to be respectful and appreciative of your reference’s time. You will enter the name and email address of the person writing your recommendation into your application. The faculty or staff member will receive an email with a link to upload the recommendation directly to your application.

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Can I apply for a scholarship every year?

Yes. Receiving a scholarship does not prevent you from applying again the next year.

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Last Modified: 10/26/18