Our Opportunities



NOTE: Applications for Spring 2021 Scholarships will be open September 1 through October 5, 2020.


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. These scholarships will appear on your Applications page. If you choose, you may apply for additional recommended opportunities.
  • *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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition Only
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition only
Deadline10/05/2020
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...
Criteria includes: Enrollment in ECE courses; Completed at least 6...
  • Deadline: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition Only
Deadline10/05/2020
Award may be applied to: Tuition, Fees, 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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, Fees, Books and Supplies purchased from MCC Bookstore
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition and fees and books from the MCC Bookstore
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees.
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Full tuition for semester awarded, up to $1,500
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
Tuition and Fees General Kinematics Welding Scholarship
Criteria: • Applicant must be pursuing a Welding Technician Certificate. • Applicant must hold at least a 2.5 + cumulative GPA and provide proof of...
Criteria: • Applicant must be pursuing a Welding Technician...
  • Deadline: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Tuition and Fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition Only
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to Tuition, Books and Fees.
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees, and International studies abroad expenses
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Books purchased at MCC Bookstore
Deadline10/05/2020
Tuition and fees for STEM courses only, up to $3,000 over 2 semesters in academic year. John and Marilyn Krenger Scholarship
This scholarship will cover tuition and fees for STEM courses only, up to $1500 per semester. Criteria includes: Full time enrollment; Pursuing...
This scholarship will cover tuition and fees for STEM courses only, up...
  • Deadline: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Tuition and fees for STEM courses only, up to $3,000 over 2 semesters in academic year.
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition or fees
Deadline10/05/2020
Award may be applied to: Tuition and fees Max M. Liptrot Memorial Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled as a part-time (at least 6 credit hours) student at McHenry County College. Applicant must provide...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled as a part-time (at least...
  • Deadline: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition and fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition and fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Books
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied towards tuition only.
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020
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: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award can be applied to tuition, books and fees
Deadline10/05/2020
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Rusty Wadsworth Humanities Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must provide a letter of recommendation from an instructor or supervisor. Applicant must provide proof of financial...
Criteria includes: Applicant must provide a letter of recommendation...
  • Deadline: 10/05/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline10/05/2020