Our Opportunities


NOTE: The application period for Fall 2018 semester scholarships is now closed. Please check back in September for opening dates to apply for scholarships for the Spring 2019 semester.



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, 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: 06/29/2018
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline06/29/2018
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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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 GPA. *...
Criteria includes: * Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 6...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Books and Supplies purchased from MCC Bookstore
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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 student....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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
Ended
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.
Established by Frank Ardito to benefit students studying in the FIT...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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...
Criteria includes: * Applicant must be pursuing an associate degree or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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
Ended
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...
Criteria includes: * Applicant must be an MCC student majoring in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Books and fees
Ended
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
Ended
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
Ended
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
Ended
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
Ended
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
Ended
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
Ended
Award may be applied to: Tuition Only Barbara Hardt Memorial ECE Scholarship
The first Early Childhood Education Conference took place in February 1987. A scholarship fund for currently enrolled MCC/ECE students began in...
The first Early Childhood Education Conference took place in February...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition Only
Ended
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Black Student Union Scholarship
The Black Student Union is a MCC Student Club that represents African-American students who work together to create a positive atmosphere and...
The Black Student Union is a MCC Student Club that represents...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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
Ended
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
Ended
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
Ended
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Culinary Management Scholarship
Criteria includes: *Pursuing a degree or certificate; *3.0+ GPA; *Resident of college district #528; *Provide proof of financial need; *Be...
Criteria includes: *Pursuing a degree or certificate; *3.0+ GPA;...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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
Ended
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
Ended
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
Ended
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
Ended
Tuition, books, fees for final Fall and Spring semesters at MCC. Additional $4,000 award upon transfer to 4-year college/university (must be accredited). Education to Empowerment
The E2E scholarship provides full tuition, books, and fees for a recipients last year at MCC, up to $4,000 for the year. The scholarship also...
The E2E scholarship provides full tuition, books, and fees for a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Tuition, books, fees for final Fall and Spring semesters at MCC. Additional $4,000 award upon transfer to 4-year college/university (must be accredited).
Ended
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+...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled for at least six (6)...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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.
Ended
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
Ended
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
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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
Ended
Award may be applied to: Tuition Only Graphic Arts Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must complete and submit the MCC Scholarship Application. Applicant must be enrolled in Graphic Arts course(s)...
Criteria includes: Applicant must complete and submit the MCC...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition Only
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Home State Bank Presidential Scholarship
Criteria includes: 6+ credit hour enrollment; 3.0 GPA; Pursuing a degree in business or finance; Resident of McHenry County; FAFSA...
Criteria includes: 6+ credit hour enrollment; 3.0 GPA; Pursuing a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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...
Criteria Includes: Applicants must provide proof of financial need by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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
Ended
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
Ended
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
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Books purchased at MCC Bookstore
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Tuition Books and Fees for academic year, up to $4,000 over 2 semesters.
Ended
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...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 9+...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees. Provides up to (4) consecutive semesters with 2.5 GPA
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended