Our Opportunities


NOTE: Scholarship applications for the Spring 2019 semester will open September 17, 2018.



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.
  • Complete the General Application. By completing the General Application, you will be recommended opportunities which you may apply for based on your answers.
  • Visit www.mchenry.edu/scholarshiptips at the bottom of this page for tips on how complete the General Application.
  • Below is the complete listing of scholarships. If the word “Ended” is next to the scholarship description, that opportunity is not currently available. Please continue to check your Recommended Opportunities for updated information.
  • If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be notified via the email you provide and through a notification on the Applications page.

If you experience any difficulties or need assistance completing the application, please contact the Foundation at (815) 455-8721, foundation@mchenry.edu, or stop in and visit us in room A209, across from the Library.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition Only
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books or fees Abby Morgan Music Scholarship
Criteria: Applicant must be a full-time or part-time student with at least 6 credits. Applicant must show proof of GPA at 2.5 or...
Criteria: Applicant must be a full-time or part-time student with at...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books or fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Amanda Williams Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Criteria Includes: Applicant must be a current member of MCC Women"™s Volleyball team. Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA and provide proof of...
Criteria Includes: Applicant must be a current member of MCC Women"™s...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Books and Supplies purchased from MCC Bookstore Bill Grey Memorial Art Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours. Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA and provide proof of...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Books and Supplies purchased from MCC Bookstore
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Bull Valley Garden Club Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled as a Horticulture student at MCC. Applicant must provide a letter of recommendation from an...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled as a Horticulture...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Eric Stricker Culinary Scholarship: Baking and Pastry Assistant
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled at McHenry County College in the Culinary Management Program pursuing a Baking and Pastry Assistant...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled at McHenry County...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Eric Stricker Culinary Scholarship: Chef's Assistant Certificate
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled at McHenry County College in the Culinary Management Program pursuing a Chef"™s Assistant...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled at McHenry County...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Full tuition for semester awarded, up to $1,500
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois Annual Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must have documented disabilities. Applicant must provide an essay (300-word minimum) describing their...
Criteria includes: Applicant must have documented...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition Only
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees Harrison V. Siddons Memorial Veterans Scholarship
Criteria: Applicant must complete and submit the MCC Scholarship Application. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student (12+ credit...
Criteria: Applicant must complete and submit the MCC Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Holly Feetterer Memorial Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need by applying for FAFSA. Preference will be given to those who are...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Howard Foreman Special Needs Memorial Scholarship
Criteria Includes: Applicants must provide proof of financial need by applying for FAFSA. Applicant must provide proof of participation in MCC’s...
Criteria Includes: Applicants must provide proof of financial need by...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees, and International studies abroad expenses
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Books purchased at MCC Bookstore Joe's Wish - Operation Re-Boot Books Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be a veteran of the US Military, former or active member of the Reserves, Coast Guard or National Guard....
Criteria includes: Applicant must be a veteran of the US Military,...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Books purchased at MCC Bookstore
Deadline10/15/2018
Tuition Books and Fees for academic year, up to $4,000 over 2 semesters. John and Marilyn Krenger Scholarship
This scholarship was established in the fall of 2014. Criteria includes: Full time enrollment; Pursuing a degree in science, technology,...
This scholarship was established in the fall of 2014. Criteria...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Tuition Books and Fees for academic year, up to $4,000 over 2 semesters.
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees John J. Adelmann, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 9+ credit hours. Applicant must provide proof of financial need through the FAFSA...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 9+...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees John Lillie Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be pursuing a degree or certificate at MCC. Maintain at least a 2.5+ GPA and provide copy of...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be pursuing a degree or certificate...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees. Provides up to (4) consecutive semesters with 2.5 GPA Knaack LLC Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must plan to complete an associate degree or certificate at MCC. Applicant must be enrolled in a min. of 6 credit...
Criteria includes: Applicant must plan to complete an associate degree...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees. Provides up to (4) consecutive semesters with 2.5 GPA
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Lacey in Reserve Trust Scholarship
Criteria: Applicant must be currently enrolled and attending classes at MCC and working toward a certificate or degree. Applicant must be a...
Criteria: Applicant must be currently enrolled and attending classes...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Latino Educational Achievement Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program for a minimum of six (6) credit hours. Applicant must provide...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in a degree or...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees LaVista Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program for a minimum of nine (9) credit hours. Demonstrate financial...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in a degree or...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees LeCoque Family Foundation Scholarship
Criteria includes: *Pursuing a degree or certificate at MCC; 3.0 GPA; FAFSA application; Letter of recommendation from an instructor
Criteria includes: *Pursuing a degree or certificate at MCC; 3.0...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees LGBTQA Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must maintain a 2.75 GPA cumulative GPA and provide proof of GPA. Applicant must be resident of McHenry...
Criteria includes: Applicant must maintain a 2.75 GPA cumulative GPA...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Maria and Steve Theofanous Culinary Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in the Culinary Management program at MCC and plans to earn an associate degree. Preference will...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in the Culinary...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition and fees Max M. Liptrot Memorial Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time (at least 12 credit hours) student at McHenry County College. Applicant must...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time (at least...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition and fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees McClain Family Nursing Fund
Criteria includes: Applicant must be a full time student at MCC in their third semester in the RN program taking a minimum of 7 credit...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be a full time student at MCC in...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Medela Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be a full-time student at MCC Applicant must be pursuing a Healthcare degree (nursing, health career or lab...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be a full-time student at...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Books and fees 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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Books and fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Oliver "Duke" Gallagher Memorial Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA and provide proof of GPA. Applicant must be a student currently pursuing a degree in...
Criteria includes: Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA and provide proof...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied towards tuition only. Promise Williamsen Memorial Scholarship
Criteria Includes: Applicant must provide proof of a 2.5 GPA. Applicant must be a student currently pursuing a degree in the Automotive...
Criteria Includes: Applicant must provide proof of a 2.5...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied towards tuition only.
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Robert D. Swain Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be a child, stepchild, grandchild or step grandchild of a Chroma Corporation employee and provide an employee...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be a child, stepchild, grandchild or...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Robert Finger Memorial Scholarship
Criteria includes: Student must be pursuing a degree or certificate in web design, mobile programming (not HIT), and have a 3.0+...
Criteria includes: Student must be pursuing a degree or certificate in...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Award can be applied to tuition, books and fees
Deadline10/15/2018