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. Our 2018-2019 spring award cycle is underway. Students can apply for spring awards through March 15, 2019.

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 spring application period begins on February 1, 2019. Application deadline is Friday, March 15.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000 ($500/semester) NEW STUDENT: "MCC Scholars" funded by the Alvin F. and Ruth K. Thiem Foundation
The Alvin F. and Ruth K. Thiem Foundation traditionally give the college a gift annually in December towards general scholarships. These...
The Alvin F. and Ruth K. Thiem Foundation traditionally give the college...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/semester)
Deadline04/30/2019
$1,000 ($500/semester) NEW STUDENT: Bausch & Lomb Endowment Fund
Established in 1987 by Bausch & Lomb to provide financial assistance for Rochester City School District graduates enrolled at MCC. ELIGIBILITY 1. ...
Established in 1987 by Bausch & Lomb to provide financial assistance for...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/semester)
Deadline04/30/2019
Minimum of $1,000 NEW STUDENT: Cornell/Weinstein Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship
The Cornell/Weinstein Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship honors the memory of Regina Cornell, an alumnus and graduate of Franklin High School’s...
The Cornell/Weinstein Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship honors the...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: Minimum of $1,000
Deadline04/30/2019
$1,425.00 NEW STUDENT: Eastridge High School "AVID" Scholarship for Academic Excellence
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is a program designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for admission to...
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is a...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $1,425.00
Deadline04/30/2019
$1,000 NEW STUDENT: Genesee Brewers' Endowed 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: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/30/2019
$2,500 ($1,250/Semester) NEW STUDENT: Harris Corporation Endowed Scholarship for Women in Technology
Established in 2010 to support and promote women’s interest in technology. ELIGIBILITY 1. Full-time female student enrolled in Applied Engineering...
Established in 2010 to support and promote women’s interest in...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $2,500 ($1,250/Semester)
Deadline04/30/2019
$0.00 NEW STUDENT: M.L. Navrat Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established through a bequest for graduates of any public high school in the Rochester City School District with demonstrated...
This scholarship was established through a bequest for graduates of any...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/30/2019
$3,500 ($1,750/semester) NEW STUDENT: Pamela and Kenneth Hines Scholarship
Established in 2015 to support students who graduate from a school within the City of Rochester who have unmet financial need as they pursue their...
Established in 2015 to support students who graduate from a school...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $3,500 ($1,750/semester)
Deadline04/30/2019
$500/Semester (up to four semesters) NEW STUDENT: Urban League Black Scholarships in memory of Annette Rouse
For current African American high school seniors planning to attend MCC full-time in the fall following graduation. ELIGIBILITY 1. Must have 85...
For current African American high school seniors planning to attend MCC...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $500/Semester (up to four semesters)
Deadline04/30/2019
$2,000.00 ($1,000/semester) NEW STUDENT: 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: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00 ($1,000/semester)
Deadline04/30/2019
$1,000 NEW STUDENT: Charles H. Speirs Endowed Scholarship Fund
Created in 2009 by Charles Speirs, professor emeritus of the MCC Library, to provide assistance to Rochester City School District graduates with...
Created in 2009 by Charles Speirs, professor emeritus of the MCC...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/30/2019
$1,000 NEW STUDENT: Dominic P. Montulli Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2005 in memory of Dominic Montulli ‘64, a member of MCC’s first graduating class from the Alexander Street campus and a very...
Established in 2005 in memory of Dominic Montulli ‘64, a member of MCC’s...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/30/2019
Variable NEW STUDENT: Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship
Established in 1992 for students from a broad range of backgrounds who contribute to the diversity of the college. Made possible by the State...
Established in 1992 for students from a broad range of backgrounds who...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: Variable
Deadline04/30/2019
Full tuition, fees, books, housing, board and other certain expenses. NEW STUDENT: Farash Foundation First in Family Scholarship at Monroe Community College
Established in 2012 by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation to enable students from Monroe and Ontario counties who are the first in...
Established in 2012 by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: Full tuition, fees, books, housing, board and other certain expenses.
Deadline04/30/2019
$2,000 NEW STUDENT: Gene Haas Scholarship
Established in 2015 to help close the middle skill gap that exists within the advanced manufacturing sector in the Finger Lakes region, the Gene...
Established in 2015 to help close the middle skill gap that exists...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline04/30/2019
$1,000 NEW STUDENT: Geneseo Positive Leadership Award
Established in 2015 to support an incoming freshman student graduating from Geneseo High School. Awarded to a current Geneseo Central School...
Established in 2015 to support an incoming freshman student graduating...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/30/2019
$1,000/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: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000/Year
Deadline04/30/2019
$1,000 ($500/semester) NEW STUDENT: Lena M. Gantt Scholarship
This scholarship was established to support students from the Rochester City School District to achieve their education and improve their...
This scholarship was established to support students from the Rochester...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/semester)
Deadline04/30/2019
minimum of $1,000.00 NEW STUDENT: Lewis Tree Service Scholarship
The Lewis Tree Service Scholarship honors the commitment and generosity of Thomas “Duke” Terry to Lewis Tree Service and its employees. It reflects...
The Lewis Tree Service Scholarship honors the commitment and generosity...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: minimum of $1,000.00
Deadline04/30/2019
minimum of $1,000 NEW STUDENT: Mary P. and John H. Koch Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2008. An alumnus and dedicated employee of MCC, John H. Koch ’73 and his wife Mary, bequeathed their estate to create scholarship...
Established in 2008. An alumnus and dedicated employee of MCC, John H....
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: minimum of $1,000
Deadline04/30/2019
$500/Semester (up to four semesters) NEW STUDENT: Monroe Community College Foundation IBERO-American Action League Scholarship
Established in 2008 by the Ibero-American Action League to provide scholarship support for academically promising Hispanic students planning to...
Established in 2008 by the Ibero-American Action League to provide...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $500/Semester (up to four semesters)
Deadline04/30/2019
Full tuition NEW STUDENT: The Mary and Ted Freeman Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2009 to honor Mary and Ted Freeman. The scholarship was created to support students who attended elementary school at the Rochester...
Established in 2009 to honor Mary and Ted Freeman. The scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: Full tuition
Deadline04/30/2019
$1,000 ($500/Semester) NEW STUDENT: Time Warner Communications Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established by Time Warner Communications in 1996 to support MCC students who show academic promise and have demonstrated a drive to...
Established by Time Warner Communications in 1996 to support MCC...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/Semester)
Deadline04/30/2019
$3,000 ($1,500/Semester) NEW STUDENT: Wentworth Family Endowed Scholarship
The Wentworth Family Scholarship was established by Timothy ’80 and Robin ’80 Wentworth to provide a cohort of deserving students with scholarship...
The Wentworth Family Scholarship was established by Timothy ’80 and...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2019
  • Award: $3,000 ($1,500/Semester)
Deadline04/30/2019
$200 Student Nurses' Association Future of Nursing Scholarship
Established in 2015 to support the next generation of nurses by providing scholarships for the NCLEX Licensure Exam. ELIGIBILITY 1. Full or...
Established in 2015 to support the next generation of nurses by...
  • Deadline: 05/17/2019
  • Award: $200
Deadline05/17/2019
Award may be used to cover tuition, books, student fees, transportation, The Thompson Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 1996 by John Thompson’64 and his wife, Mary, director emerita of the MCC Foundation, to assist students who have unique challenges...
Established in 1996 by John Thompson’64 and his wife, Mary, director...
  • Deadline: 05/17/2019
  • Award: Award may be used to cover tuition, books, student fees, transportation,
Deadline05/17/2019
$2,500 Gilbert J. Hatch Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004 in memory of Gilbert J. Hatch, a respected business leader and MCC Foundation board member, to honor his love of community and...
Established in 2004 in memory of Gilbert J. Hatch, a respected business...
  • Deadline: 05/25/2019
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline05/25/2019
$2,500 The Fannie and Sam Constantino First Generation Endowed Scholarship Program
Established in 2005 by Charles and Elaine Constantino with a gift to the Building on Success capital campaign and designated for first generation...
Established in 2005 by Charles and Elaine Constantino with a gift to the...
  • Deadline: 05/25/2019
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline05/25/2019
Variable CFY Scholarship for Student Success
The Center for Youth provides comprehensive programs and services from prevention education to counseling to emergency shelter to youth development...
The Center for Youth provides comprehensive programs and services from...
  • Deadline: 05/30/2019
  • Award: Variable
Deadline05/30/2019
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 P....
Visual & Performing Arts Department general scholarship fund. Recipients...
  • 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 funding...
Established in 2009 by the Monroe Community College Foundation to honor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
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
$1,000 Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police Scholarship
Established in 2006 by the Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the criminal...
Established in 2006 by the Monroe County Association of Chiefs of Police...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
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
$1,200 ($600/Semester) Michael C. & Judith F. Oldham Engineering Science Scholarship
Established in 2012 to be awarded to an elite sophomore who possesses the attributes that Mr. Oldham displayed in his engineering career such as...
Established in 2012 to be awarded to an elite sophomore who possesses...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200 ($600/Semester)
Ended
$500.00 Western New York Dental Group Scholarship
Established in 2007 in support of educational excellence and learning opportunities in the area of dental hygiene for MCC students planning to...
Established in 2007 in support of educational excellence and learning...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 NEW STUDENT: 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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 Services...
Established in 2017 to provide scholarship support for students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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 Services...
Established in 2017 to provide scholarship support for students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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 Services...
Established in 2017 to provide scholarship support for students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,500.00 American Gas Association Scholarship in 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: $1,500.00
Ended
$3,000 (up to $1,500/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: Ended
  • Award: $3,000 (up to $1,500/semester)
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $3,000 ($1,500/semester)
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Variable 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: Ended
  • Award: Variable
Ended