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. Complete one application to be considered for a variety of scholarships during the 2017-2018 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 spring application period begins on February 1, 2018. Application deadline is Sunday, March 18.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
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: 05/01/2018
  • Award: Full tuition, fees, books, housing, board and other certain expenses.
Deadline05/01/2018
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: 05/13/2018
  • Award: Award may be used to cover tuition, books, student fees, transportation,
Deadline05/13/2018
$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: 05/18/2018
  • Award: $200
Deadline05/18/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline05/31/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/semester)
Deadline05/31/2018
$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...
Established in 1987 by Bausch & Lomb to provide financial assistance...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/semester)
Deadline05/31/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $2,500 ($1,250/Semester)
Deadline05/31/2018
$1,000 ($500/Semester) NEW STUDENT: Max A. Adler Foundation's CUES Scholarship
Established in 1996 to get historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students with math/science and/or career related skills to...
Established in 1996 to get historically underrepresented and...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/Semester)
Deadline05/31/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $3,500 ($1,750/semester)
Deadline05/31/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $500/Semester (up to four semesters)
Deadline05/31/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline05/31/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/31/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline05/31/2018
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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: Variable
Deadline05/31/2018
$500 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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline05/31/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline05/31/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $300/Year
Deadline05/31/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/semester)
Deadline05/31/2018
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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: minimum of $1,000.00
Deadline05/31/2018
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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: minimum of $1,000
Deadline05/31/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $500/Semester (up to four semesters)
Deadline05/31/2018
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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: Full tuition
Deadline05/31/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/Semester)
Deadline05/31/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $3,000 ($1,500/Semester)
Deadline05/31/2018
up to $1,000 NEW STUDENT: Xerox STEM Scholarship
In 2012 Xerox partnered with MCC to create an annual scholarship for new and continuing students pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,...
In 2012 Xerox partnered with MCC to create an annual scholarship for new...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2018
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline05/31/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline05/31/2018
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
$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
$1,000 Mary P. Nolan Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Mary P. Nolan, loving mother, sister, and friend and dedicated employee of MCC. This scholarship...
Established in 2016 to honor the memory of Mary P. Nolan, loving mother,...
  • 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
$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
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500
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
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/semester)
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/semester)
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,200
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Variable
Ended
$1,000.00 Fisher Associates Scholarship for Engineering Excellence
Fisher Associates seeks to strengthen our community by providing scholarship support for deserving students aspiring for a career in Engineering. ...
Fisher Associates seeks to strengthen our community by providing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000 Frances Hubbard Schenck Scholarship for Excellence in Nursing
Established in 1998 by Frances Hubbard Schenck ’88, an MCC alumna, to encourage educational effort and to ease financial hardship. ELIGIBILITY 1. ...
Established in 1998 by Frances Hubbard Schenck ’88, an MCC alumna, to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500 General Business Administration & Economics Department Scholarship
General scholarship donations designated for the Business Administration & Economics Department which do not meet the dollar requirement needed...
General scholarship donations designated for the Business Administration...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Variable Jack G. Lubelle Endowed Scholarship
Established by the Jack G. Lubelle Foundation to honor the memory of Jack Lubelle. In his will, to insure that his spirit of giving would live on,...
Established by the Jack G. Lubelle Foundation to honor the memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Variable
Ended
Variable Janet Buchanan Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund
Created by Janet Buchanan Smith in 2003 through a gift to the Building on Success capital campaign in honor of her son, an MCC...
Created by Janet Buchanan Smith in 2003 through a gift to the Building...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Variable
Ended
$500 Joanne D. & John T. Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund
John T. Smith ’71, longstanding MCC Foundation director, and his wife Joanne, established this scholarship in 2007 which was created through the...
John T. Smith ’71, longstanding MCC Foundation director, and his wife...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended