Our Opportunities



NOTE: Scholarship applications for Spring 2022 are closed. All applicants have been sent a notification email on December 2, 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. Only students that apply to these additional opportunities have a chance to receive them. You may log back in and update the General Application until the deadline by clicking General Application in the upper left corner.
  • 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, 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 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 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 for any post secondary institution (MCC or beyond) Joseph A Blanco Special Needs Student Spirit Award
The Joseph A. Blanco Special Needs Spirit Award honors inspiring students at MCC. The award was established by the late Joe Blanco several years...
The Joseph A. Blanco Special Needs Spirit Award honors inspiring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees for any post secondary institution (MCC or beyond)
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Scholarship
MCC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program is designed to prepare individuals to function as a professional OTA in a variety of health care...
MCC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program is designed to prepare...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Watlow Powered by Possibilities Scholarship
Criteria includes: Pursuing a degree in business or engineering; Complete a financial need essay; Full time enrollment – 12 credit hours; 2.5...
Criteria includes: Pursuing a degree in business or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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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 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 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 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 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 Cynthia K. Roth COTA Memorial Scholarship
  • 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 Diane L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: Applicant must be studying the field of Finance, Accounting, or Economics Female Minimum of 2.5 GPA Demonstrate Financial...
Criteria: Applicant must be studying the field of Finance, Accounting,...
  • 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 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 and a second semester award based on continued criteria eligibility. FIERF Forging Foundation Scholarship
Criteria: Applicant must be enrolled in an Engineering or Manufacturing degree or certificate program applicable to metalworking. These could...
Criteria: Applicant must be enrolled in an Engineering or Manufacturing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees and a second semester award based on continued criteria eligibility.
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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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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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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
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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, books, fees Greg Alfus Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: • Applicant must have a minimum 2.0 GPA. • Applicant must be pursuing a degree or certificate at MCC. • Applicant must demonstrate...
Criteria: • Applicant must have a minimum 2.0 GPA. • Applicant must be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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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, 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 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 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 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 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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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
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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: Ended
  • Award: Tuition and fees for STEM courses only, up to $3,000 over 2 semesters in academic year. Must apply each semester.
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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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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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
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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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Louise Lundemo Memorial Music Scholarship
Criteria includes: 2.5 GPA; pursuing a degree or transferring; 6+ credit hour enrollment; enrollment in a MUS course; audition mandatory. This...
Criteria includes: 2.5 GPA; pursuing a degree or transferring; 6+ credit...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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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: 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: Tuition and fees MCC Alumni Fund Scholarship
The MCC Alumni Scholarship was founded in 2005 to help current MCC students complete their education and become supportive MCC alumni after...
The MCC Alumni Scholarship was founded in 2005 to help current MCC...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition and fees
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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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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