Our Opportunities



NOTE: Scholarship applications for Spring 2022 will open September 1, 2021.


Welcome to the Friends of McHenry County College Foundation scholarship application website!

  • To apply for scholarships, click the “Sign In” button located at the top right corner of this page and sign in with your myMCC credentials.
  • Start with completing the General Application. One Application for many scholarships! Once you submit the General Application, you will have automatically applied to any scholarship in which you qualify. If you choose, you may apply for additional recommended opportunities. These additional applications include the High Impact scholarships promoted to McHenry County high schools. You may log back in and update the General Application until the deadline.
  • *You will be notified whether you have been awarded a scholarship or not via the email you provided at MCC Registration.

If you experience any difficulties or need assistance completing the application, please contact the Foundation at (815) 455-8721, foundation@mchenry.edu or visit A219.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Eileen Phipps Memorial Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled for at least six (6) credit hours at MCC. Applicant must provide proof of a 3.0+ GPA. Preference...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled for at least six (6)...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees Moms of McHenry County Scholarship
Criteria: Applicant must be a student and age of twenty-one (21) or more. Applicant must be a mother of at least one child. Applicant must hold...
Criteria: Applicant must be a student and age of twenty-one (21) or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Christopher R. Schauer Memorial Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student. Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA and provide proof of GPA. Applicant...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Dolores Schmidt, R. N., Nursing Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be an MCC Student majoring in nursing. Applicant must provide proof of financial need through the FAFSA...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be an MCC Student majoring in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees FIT Fitness Instructor Training Scholarship
Established by Frank Ardito to benefit students studying in the FIT program. • Applicant must be enrolled in the F.I.T. program at MCC for the...
Established by Frank Ardito to benefit students studying in the FIT...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees Hans J. Wolf Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: Applicant must be pursuing either an Associates of Science or Associates of Engineering Science degree. Applicant must be a full-time...
Criteria: Applicant must be pursuing either an Associates of Science...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Jodi Morgan Retzlaff Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be pursuing an associate degree or certificate. Applicant must provide proof of a 2.0+ GPA. Applicant must be...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be pursuing an associate degree or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Mary R. Hunsaker Memorial Scholarship in Accounting
Criteria includes: Applicant must provide proof of financial need through the FAFSA application process. Applicant must be an MCC student...
Criteria includes: Applicant must provide proof of financial need...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition or fees Mary Therese Wendt Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Barbara Walters established the Mary Therese Wendt Memorial Endowed Scholarship in memory of Mary T. Wendt, her cousin. Mary was also a long time...
Barbara Walters established the Mary Therese Wendt Memorial Endowed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition or fees
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Award may be applied to: Books Nancy T. Haskins Memorial Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be an MCC student majoring in Horticulture or Biology. Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need by...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be an MCC student majoring in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Books
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Peter Stuckey and Edith Nichols STEM Scholarship
Criteria: • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). • Applicant must submit completed MCC...
Criteria: • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in science, technology,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Road Builder Charities Manufacturing Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and provide proof of GPA. Applicant must be enrolled in the MCC Manufacturing...
Criteria includes: Applicant must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award can be applied to tuition, books and fees Roberta A. Noble Scholarship for Excellence in Nursing Endowment Fund
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student (7 credit hours) as defined by MCC nursing program. Applicant must be a...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award can be applied to tuition, books and fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Wick Family Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA. Applicant must be an MCC student enrolled in...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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$750.00 The Friends Nursing Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
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Award may be applied to: Tuition Only AAUW Crystal Lake Area Branch Scholarship
American Association of University Women Crystal Lake Branch holds various fundraisers to support this scholarship. Criteria: • Applicant must be...
American Association of University Women Crystal Lake Branch holds...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition Only
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees AAWCC Scholarship
American Association of Women in Community Colleges MCC Chapter supports this scholarships. Criteria includes: 2.5 GPA; Letter of recommendation...
American Association of Women in Community Colleges MCC Chapter supports...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Amanda Fair Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Amanda Fair Memorial Scholarship was established May 26, 2004 by DuWayne Fair. Amanda’s life was cut short at age 19 due to a tragic car...
The Amanda Fair Memorial Scholarship was established May 26, 2004 by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Anginetti L. Urch Scholarship
Criteria: • Applicant must live in-district. • Applicant must have a 2.0 minimum GPA. • Applicant must be studying one of the following majors:...
Criteria: • Applicant must live in-district. • Applicant must have a 2.0...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Anita U. Haughey Memorial Scholarship
Criteria Includes: Applicant must be a current resident of McHenry County Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA and provide proof of GPA. Applicant...
Criteria Includes: Applicant must be a current resident of McHenry...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees APTAR STEM Scholarship
Aptar Group and Aptar Cary have depended on McHenry County College to help them meet their training and educational needs for over 13 years. The...
Aptar Group and Aptar Cary have depended on McHenry County College to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Black Student Union Scholarship
Criteria includes: 2.0 GPA; Resident of McHenry County; Active participant in BSU and outreach events; Supplemental essay on celebrated African...
Criteria includes: 2.0 GPA; Resident of McHenry County; Active...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition and fees and books from the MCC Bookstore Coilcraft Scholarship
Criteria: 2.5 + cumulative GPA 12 credit hours (Full time student) Financial Need
Criteria: 2.5 + cumulative GPA 12 credit hours (Full time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition and fees and books from the MCC Bookstore
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees College Opportunity Scholarship
Criteria includes: pursuing a degree or certificate; 2.5 GPA; FAFSA completion or financial need essay; letter of recommendation from an...
Criteria includes: pursuing a degree or certificate; 2.5 GPA; FAFSA...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Country Quilters Scholarship
Criteria: 3.0 GPA Female student of 25 years of age or older Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours Demonstrate financial need
Criteria: 3.0 GPA Female student of 25 years of age or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Countryside Garden Club Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicants must complete and submit the MCC Scholarship Application. Applicant must be an MCC Horticulture student pursuing...
Criteria includes: Applicants must complete and submit the MCC...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Crystal Lake Bank & Trust (A Wintrust Community Bank) Scholarship
Criteria includes: 2.5 GPA; Resident of McHenry County; Pursuing a degree in business or finance; Must apply for FAFSA; Preference will be...
Criteria includes: 2.5 GPA; Resident of McHenry County; Pursuing a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Darla D. Trimble Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Darla Trimble, the former registrar at MCC. She had been an MCC employee for 18 years. The first...
This scholarship was established in memory of Darla Trimble, the former...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees David T. Murphy Memorial Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours at McHenry County College and can be a transfer student Applicant...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Deb Strout Memorial Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must provide proof of financial need by submitting FAFSA. Preference given to a mature, returning, female MCC...
Criteria includes: Applicant must provide proof of financial need by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Dwight Maness Memorial Scholarship
Candidates should be pursuing an AAS in Criminal Justice degree which helps students develop the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary for...
Candidates should be pursuing an AAS in Criminal Justice degree which...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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$4,000 towards tuition, books, fees for final Fall and Spring semesters at MCC. Additional $6,000 award upon transfer to 4-year college/university (must be accredited). Education to Empowerment
Criteria includes: Female student or transgender student who self-identifies as a woman; Full time enrollment; McHenry County resident; 3.25...
Criteria includes: Female student or transgender student who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000 towards tuition, books, fees for final Fall and Spring semesters at MCC. Additional $6,000 award upon transfer to 4-year college/university (must be accredited).
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Entrepreneurial Agriculture Scholarship
Criteria: 2.5 GPA McHenry County Resident Student must be working towards a certificate or a degree as part of the MCC Entrepreneurial...
Criteria: 2.5 GPA McHenry County Resident Student must be working...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Fabian Scholarship
“Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.” – Abraham...
“Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees First Church of Crystal Lake Scholarship
Criteria: 2.0 GPA McHenry County Resident Preference to students preparing to work in the First Responder fields Preference to applicants of...
Criteria: 2.0 GPA McHenry County Resident Preference to students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees. First Midwest Bank Scholarship
Making each community a better place in which to work and live is a long-standing and valued tradition of First Midwest Bank that continues today....
Making each community a better place in which to work and live is a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees.
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Full tuition for semester awarded, up to $1,500 Forge Ahead Scholarship Fund
Criteria includes: Applicant must be pursuing an associate degree or certificate at MCC. Applicant must provide proof have a 2.5 GPA (high...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be pursuing an associate degree or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Full tuition for semester awarded, up to $1,500
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees GED Next Step Scholarship
Criteria includes: Completed GED at MCC and scored 600 or higher on test; Pursuing a degree or certificate; 6+ credit hour enrollment; Letter...
Criteria includes: Completed GED at MCC and scored 600 or higher on...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Tuition and Fees General Kinematics Scholarship
Criteria: • Applicant must be pursuing a Welding Technician Certificate. • Applicant must hold at least a 2.5 + cumulative GPA and provide proof of...
Criteria: • Applicant must be pursuing a Welding Technician...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Tuition and Fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois Scholarship Fund
Goodwill Industries mission is to help individuals with barriers achieve the dignity of work through advanced education. This program has enabled...
Goodwill Industries mission is to help individuals with barriers achieve...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition Only Graphic Arts Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in Graphic Arts course(s) and pursuing AAS degree in Graphic Arts. Applicant must provide a short...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in Graphic Arts...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition Only
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Award may be applied: Tuition, books, and fees Gundelach Family Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be a single mother. Applicant must maintain a 2.0 GPA and provide proof of GPA. Applicant must be a full-time...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be a single mother. Applicant must...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied: Tuition, books, and fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Harvard Lions Club Legacy Award Scholarship in honor of Duffield “Duffy” Seyller and Ron “Smitty” Smith
Criteria: • Applicant must have attended one of these high schools from the Harvard, Illinois area: Harvard High School, Alden-Hebron High School,...
Criteria: • Applicant must have attended one of these high schools from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Harvard Lions Club Tony Stricker Culinary Award Scholarship
Criteria: 2.5 GPA Resident of McHenry County Enrolled in Culinary courses Preference to a student involved in community service.
Criteria: 2.5 GPA Resident of McHenry County Enrolled in Culinary...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Home Care Assistance of Greater Chicago Scholarship
Criteria: • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Nursing or completing the Basic Nursing Assistant Training Certificate (CNA). • Applicant must...
Criteria: • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Nursing or completing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Howard Foreman Special Needs Memorial Scholarship
Criteria Includes: Howard Foreman was a wonderful teacher and friend to McHenry County College and the students it serves. He was the Director of...
Criteria Includes: Howard Foreman was a wonderful teacher and friend to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees James Derek Lovelace Memorial Scholarship
Criteria includes: Veteran or active in the Reserves; resident of McHenry County; 2.5 GPA James Derek Lovelace tragically died in May of 2016,...
Criteria includes: Veteran or active in the Reserves; resident of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees, and International studies abroad expenses James Gratton Kenna Memorial Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Humanities: Art, English, Journalism, Languages, Music, Philosophy, Speech or...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Humanities:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees, and International studies abroad expenses
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Jane S. Erickson Scholarship
Mrs. Erickson wanted to provide financial support for students who intend to pursue a major in Mathematics, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics,...
Mrs. Erickson wanted to provide financial support for students who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition and books Joe Blanco Benevolent Heart Scholarship
Scholarship established in 2012 to support students with financial need who strive to improve their community through service. Criteria includes:...
Scholarship established in 2012 to support students with financial need...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition and books
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