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.

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. You should use Google Chrome as your web browser.

Please note: Once you complete the General Application, you may be matched to some scholarships for which you immediately qualify. Most scholarships, you must ‘Apply to’ and take additional steps. Scholarships that are currently “open” can also be recommended to you. 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 2021 scholarship cycle began on February 1 and is now in full swing. Please make sure you have completed and submitted your General Application in order to be eligible!! The deadline for most Spring 2021 scholarship applications is March 15, 2021.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,250 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: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $1,250
Deadline04/30/2021
$1,250 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: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $1,250
Deadline04/30/2021
$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: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/30/2021
$1,250 The Gilbert and Joyce Jordan Endowed Scholarship for English
Established in 2011 to support students taking courses in MCC’s English department where Mr. Jordan was an English professor for 15 years, retiring...
Established in 2011 to support students taking courses in MCC’s English...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $1,250
Deadline04/30/2021
$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: 05/01/2021
  • Award: $200
Deadline05/01/2021
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: 05/07/2021
  • Award: Award may be used to cover tuition, books, student fees, transportation,
Deadline05/07/2021
$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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/semester)
Deadline07/31/2021
$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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/semester)
Deadline07/31/2021
minimum of $1,000.00 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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: minimum of $1,000.00
Deadline07/31/2021
$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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: $1,425.00
Deadline07/31/2021
$500.00 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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline07/31/2021
$2,500 ($1,250/Semester) NEW STUDENT: L3Harris Technologies 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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: $2,500 ($1,250/Semester)
Deadline07/31/2021
Varies 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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/31/2021
Varies NEW STUDENT: Summers Career Technical Education Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to inspire Rochester and Monroe County-area students to continue their education at Monroe Community College in...
The purpose of this scholarship is to inspire Rochester and Monroe...
  • Deadline: 07/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/31/2021
$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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: $500/Semester (up to four semesters)
Deadline07/31/2021
$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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline07/31/2021
Full, Half, Quarter Scholarships (amount based on current tuition cost) NEW STUDENT: David W. Stewart Presidential Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Established in 2005 through a bequest of David W. Stewart, it rewards students who have demonstrated the highest degree of academic preparation;...
Established in 2005 through a bequest of David W. Stewart, it rewards...
  • Deadline: 07/31/2021
  • Award: Full, Half, Quarter Scholarships (amount based on current tuition cost)
Deadline07/31/2021
$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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline07/31/2021
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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: Variable
Deadline07/31/2021
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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: Full tuition, fees, books, housing, board and other certain expenses.
Deadline07/31/2021
Full, Half, Quarter Scholarships (amount based on current tuition cost) NEW STUDENT: Howard Konar Presidential Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Howard Konar, current MCC Foundation director and college trustee, established this scholarship in 2005 to attract students who have demonstrated...
Howard Konar, current MCC Foundation director and college trustee,...
  • Deadline: 07/31/2021
  • Award: Full, Half, Quarter Scholarships (amount based on current tuition cost)
Deadline07/31/2021
$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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/semester)
Deadline07/31/2021
$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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline07/31/2021
Full, Half, Quarter Scholarships (amount based on current tuition cost) NEW STUDENT: Marcia W. McDowell Presidential Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Marcia W. McDowell, professor emerita of food, hotel and tourism management, established this scholarship in 2007 to build on academic success by...
Marcia W. McDowell, professor emerita of food, hotel and tourism...
  • Deadline: 07/31/2021
  • Award: Full, Half, Quarter Scholarships (amount based on current tuition cost)
Deadline07/31/2021
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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: minimum of $1,000
Deadline07/31/2021
$500/Semester (up to four semesters) NEW STUDENT: Monroe Community College Scholarship for Hispanic Students
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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: $500/Semester (up to four semesters)
Deadline07/31/2021
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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: Full tuition
Deadline07/31/2021
$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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/Semester)
Deadline07/31/2021
$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: 07/31/2021
  • Award: $3,000 ($1,500/Semester)
Deadline07/31/2021
Minimum of $1,000 NEW STUDENT: Young Women's College Prep Scholarship
Young Women’s College Prep (YWCP) offers young women from the City of Rochester the opportunity to learn in a single-gender environment, free from...
Young Women’s College Prep (YWCP) offers young women from the City of...
  • Deadline: 07/31/2021
  • Award: Minimum of $1,000
Deadline07/31/2021
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
$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
$1,200 ($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
$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
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
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,000 ($1,000 per semester)
Ended
$1,000.00 Wolk Faces of the Future Scholarship
Established in 2013 to ensure access to the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Center for Excellence in Nursing at MCC and support the next generation of...
Established in 2013 to ensure access to the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
up to $1,000 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: Ended
  • Award: up to $1,000
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 ($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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/Semester)
Ended
$3,500 ($1,750/semester) NEW STUDENT: Pamela and Kenneth Hines Endowed 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: Ended
  • Award: $3,500 ($1,750/semester)
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: up to $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Dr. Anne M. Kress Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2019 by the directors of the Monroe Community College Foundation Board in celebration of her 10 year anniversary as president of...
Established in 2019 by the directors of the Monroe Community College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500 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: $500
Ended
$1,000 ($500/semester) 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000 ($500/semester)
Ended