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 2018-2019 award cycle begins 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
$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
$1,000 "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 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
$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
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
$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
$2,000 ($1,000 per semester) Coen Moore Memorial Scholarship for Nursing Students
The Coen Moore Memorial Scholarship for Nursing Students was established by the family and friends of Coen Moore, a 6 year old boy who battled...
The Coen Moore Memorial Scholarship for Nursing Students was established...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000 ($1,000 per semester)
$2,000 ($1,000 per semester) Coen Moore Memorial Scholarship for Nursing Students
The Coen Moore Memorial Scholarship for Nursing Students was established by the family and friends of Coen Moore, a 6 year old boy who battled...
The Coen Moore Memorial Scholarship for Nursing Students was established...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000 ($1,000 per semester)
$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
$1,000.00 ($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)
$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
$500 - $1,000/Year Educational Technology Services Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2001 by the staff members, friends and supporters of the Educational Technology Services Division of MCC. ELIGIBILITY 1. Full or...
Established in 2001 by the staff members, friends and supporters of the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500 - $1,000/Year
Up to $500/Year Elisa Mlynar Scholarship for Sign Language Interpretation
Established in 2010 to support and promote interest in sign language interpretation as a career choice. ELIGIBILITY 1. Fourth semester MCC student...
Established in 2010 to support and promote interest in sign language...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $500/Year
$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:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$2,000 ($500 first semester and $1,500 second semester) 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:
  • Award: $2,000 ($500 first semester and $1,500 second semester)
up to $650 General ESOL & Transitional Studies Department Scholarship
ESOL/Transitional Studies Department general scholarship; recipients will be selected by the ESOL/Transitional Studies Department committee. Funded...
ESOL/Transitional Studies Department general scholarship; recipients...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $650
$1,500 Henry Pierson "Peter" French III Endowed Scholarship
Established by Professor Emeritus Dr. Henry P. French, Jr. in 2003 to recognize political science students who have demonstrated the highest degree...
Established by Professor Emeritus Dr. Henry P. French, Jr. in 2003 to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
$1,000 Irene Kelly Mason Dental Hygiene Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2010 through a bequest from Irene Kelly Mason who was a graduate of the Eastman Dental Dispensary School of Dental...
Established in 2010 through a bequest from Irene Kelly Mason who was a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
Varies Jan Wiranowski Renaissance Endowed Scholarship (Non-Traditional)
Established in 2007 by Jan Z. Wiranowski, distinguished professor of mathematics and foreign languages, to express his gratitude to MCC and to...
Established in 2007 by Jan Z. Wiranowski, distinguished professor of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Jan Wiranowski Endowed Scholarship (Math or Math-Based Science)
Established in 2006 by Jan Z. Wiranowski, distinguished professor of mathematics and foreign languages, to express his gratitude to MCC and to...
Established in 2006 by Jan Z. Wiranowski, distinguished professor of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$1,500 Jane L. Garr Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Established in 1998 by Jane L. Garr ’68, an MCC alumna who became a professor in the MCC Nursing Department. ELIGIBILITY 1. Full- or part-time MCC...
Established in 1998 by Jane L. Garr ’68, an MCC alumna who became a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
$500 Jennifer Jaruzel Memorial Biology Department Scholarship
In 1996 the Biology Department re-dedicated their department scholarship in honor of Jennifer Jaruzel, a biology student and recipient of the...
In 1996 the Biology Department re-dedicated their department scholarship...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500
$1,000 John G. MacNaughton Award for Excellence in History
Established in 1987 to honor Professor Emeritus John G. MacNaughton, and to recognize academic merit in the study of history. ELIGIBILITY 1. ...
Established in 1987 to honor Professor Emeritus John G. MacNaughton, and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$1,000 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:
  • Award: $1,000
$1,250 John L. Dougherty Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2012 in memory of John L. Dougherty to support deserving students as they pursue a career in journalism. ELIGIBILITY 1. Full or...
Established in 2012 in memory of John L. Dougherty to support deserving...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,250
$500 Judith Gale Kowba Memorial Endowment Scholarship
Established in 1984 by family and friends of Judith Gale Kowba ’73. ELIGIBILITY 1. Business administration student. 2. Demonstrated financial...
Established in 1984 by family and friends of Judith Gale Kowba...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500
$1,000 Jyoti and Mahendra Nanavati Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2011 to recognize and celebrate the 75th birthday of Mrs. Jyoti Nanavati and support academic achievement for deserving nursing...
Established in 2011 to recognize and celebrate the 75th birthday of Mrs....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$2,500 Lauren Dixon Scholarship for Women in Advertising and Marketing
The Lauren Dixon Scholarship for Women in Advertising and Marketing was created to honor Lauren’s birthday and inspire the next generation of women...
The Lauren Dixon Scholarship for Women in Advertising and Marketing was...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
up to $3,000 ($1,500/ semester) LeChase Construction Services, LLC Scholarship Fund
Established in 2012 to support and promote interest in the field of construction technology for students attending Monroe Community College by...
Established in 2012 to support and promote interest in the field of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $3,000 ($1,500/ semester)
$1,250.00 Lenel Scholarship
The Lenel Scholarship seeks to support MCC students who are underrepresented in the fields of computer science and information technology and...
The Lenel Scholarship seeks to support MCC students who are...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,250.00
Variable Linda Curran '79 Memorial Student Aide Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2013 to honor the memory of Linda Curran, an MCC alumna and long-time employee of the college. She touched the lives of countless...
Established in 2013 to honor the memory of Linda Curran, an MCC alumna...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Variable
$1,000 Lt. Michael J. Chiapperini & Tomasz M. Kaczowka Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2013 to support the next generation of firefighters as they train at MCC’s Public Safety Training Facility and pursue areas of...
Established in 2013 to support the next generation of firefighters as...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
up to $1,000 Lucien A. and Elizabeth S. Morin Endowed Scholarship
This fund was established at the MCC Foundation’s 1992 Salute to Excellence dinner honoring Lucien A. Morin, former Monroe County...
This fund was established at the MCC Foundation’s 1992 Salute to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $1,000
$750 Marcia W. McDowell Hospitality Endowed Scholarship
Marcia McDowell, a professor emerita of food, hotel and tourism management, established this scholarship in 2007 to support students majoring in...
Marcia McDowell, a professor emerita of food, hotel and tourism...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $750