Our Opportunities



NOTE: Scholarship applications for the Spring 2020 semester are now open!.


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 submitting the General Application, you will be auto-matched to scholarships. Once you submit the application, you will be able to see and apply to additional recommended opportunities.
  • You will be notified via the email you provide registration on your student account. You may also view awards by going to 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.

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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition Only
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
Award may be applied to: Tuition Only Barbara Hardt Memorial ECE Scholarship
Criteria includes: Enrollment in ECE courses; completed at least 6 credit hours in ECE program; 2.75 GPA; letter of recommendation from employer...
Criteria includes: Enrollment in ECE courses; completed at least 6...
  • Deadline: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition Only
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Books and Supplies purchased from MCC Bookstore
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees.
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Full tuition for semester awarded, up to $1,500
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition Only
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees James Derek Lovelace Memorial Scholarship
Criteria includes: Veteran; resident of McHenry County; 2.5 GPA James Derek Lovelace tragically died in May of 2016, while training to be a Navy...
Criteria includes: Veteran; resident of McHenry County; 2.5 GPA James...
  • Deadline: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Books purchased at MCC Bookstore
Deadline10/06/2019
Tuition and fees for STEM courses only, up to $3,000 over 2 semesters in academic year. 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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Tuition and fees for STEM courses only, up to $3,000 over 2 semesters in academic year.
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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 be enrolled in a min. of 6 credit hours each semester or be enrolled in the MCC Fast Track Program. Applicants...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in a min. of 6 credit...
  • Deadline: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees. Provides up to (4) consecutive semesters with 2.5 GPA
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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. Priority will be given...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in a degree or...
  • Deadline: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees LeadingIT Technology Scholarship
Criteria: *Applicant pursuing an Associate in Science with focus on Computer Science, or and Associate in Applied Science in Network Security, or...
Criteria: *Applicant pursuing an Associate in Science with focus on...
  • Deadline: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline10/06/2019
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees LGBTQA Spring 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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition or fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition and fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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 second year in the nursing program taking a minimum of 7 credit...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be a full time student at MCC in...
  • Deadline: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Books
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019
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 or certificate at...
Criteria Includes: Applicant must provide proof of a 2.5...
  • Deadline: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied towards tuition only.
Deadline10/06/2019
Up to $750 scholarship Fall semester to transfer institution. Psi Beta Scholarship
This scholarship was established to promote Psi Beta’s mission: To encourage professional development and psychological literacy of all students at...
This scholarship was established to promote Psi Beta’s mission: To...
  • Deadline: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Up to $750 scholarship Fall semester to transfer institution.
Deadline10/06/2019
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: 10/06/2019
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/06/2019