Our Opportunities

Welcome to MCC’s Scholarships Online website! The scholarships listed below are made possible by supporters of the MCC Foundation as well as departments and programs throughout the College. Click on the scholarship name to learn more about each opportunity. The 2017-2018 award cycle has come to an end. We are currently preparing for our next award cycle which will begin on September 1, 2018. Complete one application to be considered for a variety of scholarships during the 2018-2019 academic year.

To apply to any of the MCC scholarships, click the gold “Sign In” button to begin. You must have an MCC email address to be able to sign in and begin your scholarship application.

Please note: Once you complete the General Application, you will be matched with scholarships for which you immediately qualify – no further action is required. Additional scholarships that are currently “open” may also be recommended to you if you meet the basic criteria. To see a list of these scholarships, select “Recommended” under “Opportunities.” You must click on “Apply to” and complete any additional requirements in order to be considered for these scholarships.

Our fall application period begins on September 1, 2018. Application deadline is Wednesday, October 31.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Variable General Visual & Performing Arts Department Scholarship
Visual & Performing Arts Department general scholarship fund. Recipients to be selected by the VAPA Department committee. Funded by: The Mary...
Visual & Performing Arts Department general scholarship fund....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Variable
Ended
$250 M&T Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2009 by the Monroe Community College Foundation to honor M&T Bank for their continual philanthropic support in scholarship...
Established in 2009 by the Monroe Community College Foundation to honor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
$300/Year NEW STUDENT: John Gmitter Scholarship
Established in 2007. A 1992 alumnus, John dedicated his $30,000 in winnings from a national engineering contest to provide students that took ELT...
Established in 2007. A 1992 alumnus, John dedicated his $30,000 in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300/Year
Ended
Variable Genesee Brewers' Scholarship Fund
Established in 2017 to create a partnership between the northeast neighborhood of the City of Rochester, the local beer community, and Monroe...
Established in 2017 to create a partnership between the northeast...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Variable
Ended
$650 New York Police Foundation Scholarship
Established in 2000 to provide assistance for family members of New York police officers who were killed or disabled in the line of...
Established in 2000 to provide assistance for family members of New York...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $650
Ended
$1,000/Year Jefferson Avenue Revitalization Education Initiative Scholarship
Established in 2010 to support students with financial need. ELIGIBILITY 1. Demonstrated financial need. 2. Minimum GPA of 2.5.
Established in 2010 to support students with financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000/Year
Ended
$3,000.00 ($1,000 per semester) American Gas Association Scholarship for Engineering Technologies
Founded in 1918, the American Gas Association represents more than 200 energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United...
Founded in 1918, the American Gas Association represents more than 200...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00 ($1,000 per semester)
Ended
$1,000 "Beyond the Formula" Endowed Scholarship for Elementary Education or Business
Established in 2007 by the Mathematics Department to recognize and honor a mathematics and/or statistics student who has excelled in understanding...
Established in 2007 by the Mathematics Department to recognize and honor...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$1,000 "Beyond the Formula" Endowed Scholarship for Mathematics
Established in 2007 by the Mathematics Department to recognize and honor a mathematics and/or statistics student who has excelled in understanding...
Established in 2007 by the Mathematics Department to recognize and honor...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$1,000 "Beyond the Formula" Endowed Scholarship for Statistics
Established in 2007 by the Mathematics Department to recognize and honor a mathematics and/or statistics student who has excelled in understanding...
Established in 2007 by the Mathematics Department to recognize and honor...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$500 AAA Western and Central NY Scholarship for Automotive Technology
AAA Western and Central NY Scholarship fund established in 2017. ELIGIBILITY 1. Matriculated student in Automotive Technology. 2. Minimum of 6...
AAA Western and Central NY Scholarship fund established in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500
$500 AAA Western and Central NY Scholarship for Criminal Justice
AAA Western and Central NY Scholarship fund established in 2017. ELIGIBILITY 1. Matriculated in a Criminal Justice program. 2. Minimum of 6...
AAA Western and Central NY Scholarship fund established in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500
$500 Alan B. Shaw Memorial Endowed Scholarship for English
Established by friends and family in memory of Alan Shaw, a member of the MCC English department from 1970-2002. ELIGIBILITY 1. Awarded to a...
Established by friends and family in memory of Alan Shaw, a member of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500
up to $1,000 Altrusa International of Rochester, NY, Inc. Scholarship
Established in 2015 to support low-income students enrolled at Monroe Community College who are overcoming unique personal and financial challenges...
Established in 2015 to support low-income students enrolled at Monroe...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $1,000
$3,000 ($1,000/semester) American Gas Association Scholarship in HVAC
Founded in 1918, the American Gas Association represents more than 200 energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United...
Founded in 1918, the American Gas Association represents more than 200...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000 ($1,000/semester)
$3,000 ($1,500/semester) American Gas Association Scholarship in Welding
Founded in 1918, the American Gas Association represents more than 200 energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United...
Founded in 1918, the American Gas Association represents more than 200...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000 ($1,500/semester)
$1,000 Andrew "AJ" Sperr Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2006 in memory of State Trooper Andrew “AJ” Sperr, fatally wounded in the line of duty, to defray the costs incurred by students...
Established in 2006 in memory of State Trooper Andrew “AJ” Sperr,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$1,000 Andrew Pluta Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Andrew Pluta and his legacy of persistence and hard work to create a better life for his family and the...
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Andrew Pluta and his legacy...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$500-$1,000/Year Ann Laughren Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established through the will of Jack G. Lubelle in honor of Ann Laughren and to assist students deemed to be in financial need and who could not...
Established through the will of Jack G. Lubelle in honor of Ann Laughren...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-$1,000/Year
$1,000 Barbara M. and Robert H. Shaw Music Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2005 by Barbara and Robert Shaw to provide recognition and scholarship assistance for a student demonstrating superior music...
Established in 2005 by Barbara and Robert Shaw to provide recognition...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
up to $3,000 (up to $1,500/Semester) Battalion Chief William J. Robertson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1998 to provide assistance for dependents of New York firefighters attending MCC. ELIGIBILITY 1. Dependent(s) of New York...
Established in 1998 to provide assistance for dependents of New York...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $3,000 (up to $1,500/Semester)
$1,000 Benarta "Bonnie" Glickman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Created in 2002 by Philip Glickman, brother of Bonnie Glickman, to encourage students to overcome past scholastic difficulties by providing...
Created in 2002 by Philip Glickman, brother of Bonnie Glickman, to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$1,500 Beverly & Dr. Henry Pierson "Pete" French, Jr. Endowed Award for Excellence in History
Professor Emeritus Dr. Henry P. French, Jr. and his wife, Beverly, established this scholarship in 2005 to honor an MCC student for academic...
Professor Emeritus Dr. Henry P. French, Jr. and his wife, Beverly,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
$500 Boylan Brown Endowed Scholarship for Paralegal Studies
Established in 2004 to provide scholarship support for students in the Paralegal Studies Certificate program. ELIGIBILITY 1. Bachelor’s degree or...
Established in 2004 to provide scholarship support for students in the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500
$2,000 ($1,000/Semester) Bridgestone/Firestone Corporation Scholarship
Established in 2001 by Firestone to provide scholarships for students majoring in automotive technology. ELIGIBILITY 1. Enrolled in the automotive...
Established in 2001 by Firestone to provide scholarships for students...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000 ($1,000/Semester)
$1,000 Carl S. Hallauer Endowed Scholarship Fund for Criminal Justice
Established in memory of Carl S. Hallauer in 1998 by his daughter, Nancy Johnson, to provide assistance to MCC students enrolled in the criminal...
Established in memory of Carl S. Hallauer in 1998 by his daughter, Nancy...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$1,000 Carmela and Antonio Conte Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2013 to support single mothers as they pursue their academic and career goals at Monroe Community College. Established to honor the...
Established in 2013 to support single mothers as they pursue their...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$1,000 Carol Cloos Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Established in 2001 by family and friends in memory of Carol Cloos, a long-time faculty member of the MCC English Department. ELIGIBILITY 1. ...
Established in 2001 by family and friends in memory of Carol Cloos, a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$1,000.00 Christine Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Christine Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established to honor the life of Christine Smith, an alumna of the MCC Nursing program. Chris...
The Christine Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
up to $2,500 Citizens Bank Future Optics Scholarship
Established in 2010 as a partnership between MCC, Rochester Business Alliance and Greater Rochester Enterprise, and with the financial support of...
Established in 2010 as a partnership between MCC, Rochester Business...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2,500
$1,000 ($500/semester) Clara Levison '77 Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2014 to honor the memory of Clara Levison, an alumna of Monroe Community College who enrolled in the college as a returning adult...
Established in 2014 to honor the memory of Clara Levison, an alumna of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/semester)
$500 Computer Information Systems Scholarship
Established in 2011 by MCC Computer Information Systems faculty and graduates of the CIS program to provide academic scholarships to deserving CIS...
Established in 2011 by MCC Computer Information Systems faculty and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500
$1,000.00 Crime Stoppers First Responder Scholarship for Law & Criminal Justice at MCC
Established in 2017 to provide scholarship support for students in the Law & Criminal Justice, Fire Protection Technology, and Emergency...
Established in 2017 to provide scholarship support for students in the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$1,000.00 Crime Stoppers First Responders Scholarship for Emergency Medical Services at MCC
Established in 2017 to provide scholarship support for students in the Law & Criminal Justice, Fire Protection Technology, and Emergency...
Established in 2017 to provide scholarship support for students in the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$1,000.00 Crime Stoppers First Responders Scholarship for Fire Protection Technology at MCC
Established in 2017 to provide scholarship support for students in the Law & Criminal Justice, Fire Protection Technology, and Emergency...
Established in 2017 to provide scholarship support for students in the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$500-$1,000/Year D. Robert Nicholson Scholarship Endowment
Created in 1999 through a gift made by D. Robert Nicholson, a prominent Rochester businessman and loyal supporter of MCC. ELIGIBILITY 1. ...
Created in 1999 through a gift made by D. Robert Nicholson, a prominent...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-$1,000/Year
$500 Daniel E. Lyons Memorial Endowment
Established in 1990 in memory of Daniel E. Lyons, former MCC controller. ELIGIBILITY 1. Must be a second year nursing student. 2. Good academic...
Established in 1990 in memory of Daniel E. Lyons, former MCC...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500
$1,300 ($650/semester) David Raymond Coates Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2000 by the parents of David Coates ’00, to provide assistance to students planning to enroll at MCC. ELIGIBILITY 1. Enrolled in...
Established in 2000 by the parents of David Coates ’00, to provide...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,300 ($650/semester)
$1,000 Dawn and Jacques Lipson Award for Nursing Excellence Endowment
Established in 2013 to recognize and award extraordinary student nurses who demonstrate exemplary academic performance and a passion for patient...
Established in 2013 to recognize and award extraordinary student nurses...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$1,000 Deborah Sak Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in 1996 by the Transitional Studies Department. Deborah Sak was an associate professor in the department. ELIGIBILITY 1. Female...
Established in 1996 by the Transitional Studies Department. Deborah Sak...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$1,000 Dennis A. Pelletier Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2005 in memory of Dennis Pelletier, a devoted public servant of Rochester and Monroe County, who served as president of the Monroe...
Established in 2005 in memory of Dennis Pelletier, a devoted public...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$1,000 ($500/semester) Deputy Galen J. Herren Memorial Restricted Scholarship
Created to honor Deputy Galen Herren, a member of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, who was fatally injured in an automobile accident in...
Created to honor Deputy Galen Herren, a member of the Monroe County...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/semester)
$1,200 Diedrea D. Tisdale Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2016, in memory of Diedrea D. Tisdale to support the educational endeavors of Rochester City School District graduates who have...
Established in 2016, in memory of Diedrea D. Tisdale to support the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,200
$1,000.00 ($500 fall semester and $500 spring semester of the next academic year) Donald B. & Kathleen R. Borbee Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Business
The Donald B. and Kathleen R. Borbee Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 as a permanent and everlasting tribute to Donald and Kathleen –...
The Donald B. and Kathleen R. Borbee Memorial Scholarship was...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00 ($500 fall semester and $500 spring semester of the next academic year)
$1,000.00 ($500 fall semester and $500 spring semester of the next academic year) Donald B. & Kathleen R. Borbee Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Human Services
The Donald B. and Kathleen R. Borbee Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 as a permanent and everlasting tribute to Donald and Kathleen –...
The Donald B. and Kathleen R. Borbee Memorial Scholarship was...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00 ($500 fall semester and $500 spring semester of the next academic year)
$1,500 Donald W. Holleder Scholarship Endowment
Established in 1986 by the local chapter of Vietnam Veterans to assist veterans and their dependents with tuition expenses. ELIGIBILITY 1. Vietnam...
Established in 1986 by the local chapter of Vietnam Veterans to assist...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
Variable Doris H. Kevin Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established by the Jack G. Lubelle Foundation to honor the memory of Doris H. Kevin, the niece of Jack Lubelle. Doris Kevin was a dedicated school...
Established by the Jack G. Lubelle Foundation to honor the memory of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Variable
To be determined by committee. Dr. LeRoy V. and Lillian E. Good Presidential Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2000 in memory of Lillian and LeRoy V. Good. LeRoy Good was the first president of MCC, serving from 1961-1972. ELIGIBILITY 1. ...
Established in 2000 in memory of Lillian and LeRoy V. Good. LeRoy Good...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: To be determined by committee.
$2,000 Dr. Raymond T. Ruff, Jr. Accounting Award
Established in 1995 by the Ruff family and the Business Administration Department in honor of Raymond Ruff. ELIGIBILITY 1. Co-curricular...
Established in 1995 by the Ruff family and the Business Administration...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000
Variable Ebersman Family Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2001 by Karen and Howard Ebersman to provide scholarships for part-time students in transitional studies. ELIGIBILITY 1. Full-time...
Established in 2001 by Karen and Howard Ebersman to provide scholarships...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Variable