Our Opportunities



NOTE: Scholarship applications for Fall 2021 are now open! The deadline to submit is April 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 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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition Only
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Scholarship
Criteria: Pursuing a Nursing degree or completing the Basic Nursing Assistant Training. 2.5+ Cumulative GPA US Citizen Preference to student...
Criteria: Pursuing a Nursing degree or completing the Basic Nursing...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
Award may be applied to: Tuition only Anne M. Stumpf, RN Nursing Scholarship of Excellence
Criteria: Applicant must be pursuing a Nursing degree and be a second year student within the McHenry County Nursing School. Applicant must hold...
Criteria: Applicant must be pursuing a Nursing degree and be a second...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition only
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
60 (in-district) credit hours of tuition at MCC for incoming high school students Board of Trustees Scholarship for Current Senior High School Students
The Board of Trustees Scholarship is awarded to qualified individuals based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community...
The Board of Trustees Scholarship is awarded to qualified individuals...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: 60 (in-district) credit hours of tuition at MCC for incoming high school students
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition and fees and books from the MCC Bookstore
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
$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: 04/01/2021
  • 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).
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees.
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Full tuition for semester awarded, up to $1,500
Deadline04/01/2021
Recipients of the Founding Faculty Scholarship receive 60 (in-district) credit hours of tuition at MCC. Recipients must pay for their fees and books. Founding Faculty Scholarship
The Founding Faculty Scholarship is in recognition of retired faculty members David B. Hill, John D. Konitzer, and Erwin Cornelius. Recipients of...
The Founding Faculty Scholarship is in recognition of retired faculty...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Recipients of the Founding Faculty Scholarship receive 60 (in-district) credit hours of tuition at MCC. Recipients must pay for their fees and books.
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
Tuition and Fees General Kinematics Scholarship
Criteria: • Applicant must be pursuing a Welding Technician Certificate or Engineering. • Applicant must hold at least a 2.5 + cumulative GPA and...
Criteria: • Applicant must be pursuing a Welding Technician Certificate...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Tuition and Fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition Only
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline04/01/2021
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees Harrison V. Siddons Memorial Veterans Scholarship
Criteria: Applicant required to have served in the U.S. Military with an Honorable Discharge DD214. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time...
Criteria: Applicant required to have served in the U.S. Military with...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline04/01/2021
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Harvard Lions Club Legacy Award Scholarship in honor of Don Larson and Arnold Wittmus
Award for Fall semester, in honor of Don Larson and Arnold Wittmus. Criteria: 2.5 GPA Student’s major field of study is one of the following:...
Award for Fall semester, in honor of Don Larson and Arnold...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
Award may be applied to Tuition, Books and Fees. ICCSF Health Trust Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicants must be enrolled in or planning to complete a degree program in a health-related field Applicants must be enrolled...
Criteria includes: Applicants must be enrolled in or planning to...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to Tuition, Books and Fees.
Deadline04/01/2021
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees ICCSF Healthcare Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be a resident of Illinois who is studying to prepare for a career in health care. Applicant must submit proof...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be a resident of Illinois who is...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees, and International studies abroad expenses
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition and books
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Books purchased at MCC Bookstore
Deadline04/01/2021
Tuition and fees for STEM courses only, up to $3,000 over 2 semesters in academic year. Must apply each semester. John and Marilyn Krenger Scholarship
This scholarship will cover tuition and fees for STEM courses only, up to $1500 per semester. Must re-apply for second semester. Criteria...
This scholarship will cover tuition and fees for STEM courses only, up...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Tuition and fees for STEM courses only, up to $3,000 over 2 semesters in academic year. Must apply each semester.
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Julie A. Ridge Memorial Scholarship
Criteria Includes: Applicant must be a student with special needs as deemed by Office of Access and Disability Applicant can be taking credit...
Criteria Includes: Applicant must be a student with special needs as...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Lacey in Reserve Trust Scholarship
Criteria: Applicant must submit a 200-300 word essay outlining their need for emergency scholarship. Applicant must be currently enrolled and...
Criteria: Applicant must submit a 200-300 word essay outlining their...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/01/2021