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, 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
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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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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: Ended
  • Award: Tuition and Fees
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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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition Only
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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 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, 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
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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: 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. 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: Ended
  • Award: Tuition and fees for STEM courses only, up to $3,000 over 2 semesters in academic year.
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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 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 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 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: 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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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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Books
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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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied towards tuition only.
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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
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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
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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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Sage Products College Opportunity Scholarship
Criteria includes: 2.5 GPA; Financial Need; letter of recommendation from an instructor or employer; pursuing a degree or certificate.
Criteria includes: 2.5 GPA; Financial Need; letter of recommendation...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees Sally Reuter Radka Family Endowed Scholarship
Criteria: • Applicant must complete both Financial Need and Personal, Educational, and Career Goal Essays. • Applicant must maintain a 2.5+...
Criteria: • Applicant must complete both Financial Need and Personal,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Shawnte A. Jones and Hess Family Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be female student. Applicant must be enrolled as a student taking 11+ credit hours. Applicant must have a...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be female student. Applicant must...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees The Gray Fund a Student Scholarship
Criteria: 2.5 + GPA Full Time Enrollment – 12 credit Hours Financial Need
Criteria: 2.5 + GPA Full Time Enrollment – 12 credit...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees The Hazel May St. Clair Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: 2.0 GPA A student of 30 or more years of age Demonstrate financial need
Criteria: 2.0 GPA A student of 30 or more years of age Demonstrate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees The Perseverance Pays Off Scholarship
Criteria: 3.0 GPA First generation student Full time student Demonstrate financial need
Criteria: 3.0 GPA First generation student Full time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees The Tom and Julie Carey Fund a Student Scholarship
Criteria: 2.5 + GPA Full Time Enrollment – 12 credit Hours Student area of study: Automotive, Manufacturing, Construction, or...
Criteria: 2.5 + GPA Full Time Enrollment – 12 credit Hours Student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees The Wormley Family Scholarship
Criteria: 2.5 + GPA Full Time Enrollment – 12 credit Hours Preference to first generation student Financial Need
Criteria: 2.5 + GPA Full Time Enrollment – 12 credit...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees Tom Allen Outstanding Student Servant Leadership Scholarship
Criteria: Applicant must exhibit servant leadership potential with a demonstrated record of volunteer services for non-profit organizations, and...
Criteria: Applicant must exhibit servant leadership potential with a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Tri-Garden Clubs of Crystal Lake Horticulture Scholarship
Members from Countryside, Garden Gate and Green Twig garden clubs host an annual plant sale in the spring. This scholarship, established in 2011,...
Members from Countryside, Garden Gate and Green Twig garden clubs host...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Trustee Emeritus Barbara Walters Scholarship Award
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in and pursuing a degree in Science and/or Mathematics. Applicant must be a resident of McHenry...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in and pursuing a degree...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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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
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Wickersham Family Horticulture Scholarship Fund
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled as a Horticulture Student. Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled as a Horticulture...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Woodstock Garden Club Scholarship
Criteria: Must live in Woodstock 60098 zip code Must be enrolled in one of the Horticulture AAS Degree or Certificate programs GPA of...
Criteria: Must live in Woodstock 60098 zip code Must be enrolled in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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