Our Opportunities



NOTE: Applications for Fall 2020 Scholarships will be open February 17, 2020 – April 7, 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 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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition or fees
Deadline04/07/2020
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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition and fees
Deadline04/07/2020
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees MCC Staff Council Scholarship
Since 2016 the McHenry County College Staff Council has organized an annual fundraiser to provide scholarships to students. Criteria includes:...
Since 2016 the McHenry County College Staff Council has organized an...
  • Deadline: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees MCIC Scholarship Endowment
Criteria includes: Enrollment in 6+ credit hours; Resident of McHenry County; Pursuing a degree/certificate in Construction Management,...
Criteria includes: Enrollment in 6+ credit hours; Resident of McHenry...
  • Deadline: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Mel Wallace Criminal Justice Scholarship
Criteria: • Applicant must be a resident of McHenry County. • Applicant must be pursuing a career in the field of criminal justice. • Preference to...
Criteria: • Applicant must be a resident of McHenry County. • Applicant...
  • Deadline: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline04/07/2020
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Nancy Mattison Memorial Scholarship
Nancy was an MCC student who died of cancer. Her parents established this fund to benefit special needs students. Criteria includes: FAFSA...
Nancy was an MCC student who died of cancer. Her parents established...
  • Deadline: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Prairie Community Bank
Established in 2006, this scholarship was created to improving the life of community members through education. Criteria includes: 3.0 GPA; letter...
Established in 2006, this scholarship was created to improving the life...
  • Deadline: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
60 (in-district) credit hours of tuition, fees, and books at MCC for up to 5 incoming high school students Presidential Talent Scholarship for Current Senior High School Students
McHenry County College, along with the Friends of MCC Foundation, award the prestigious Presidential Talent Scholarship to qualified individuals...
McHenry County College, along with the Friends of MCC Foundation, award...
  • Deadline: 04/07/2020
  • Award: 60 (in-district) credit hours of tuition, fees, and books at MCC for up to 5 incoming high school students
Deadline04/07/2020
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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied towards tuition only.
Deadline04/07/2020
Award may be applied to: Books and fees Robert C. Bartlett Special Needs Scholarship
Robert Bartlett helped to transform MCC into a first-rate school and a first choice option for students across the area. He served as President...
Robert Bartlett helped to transform MCC into a first-rate school and a...
  • Deadline: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Books and fees
Deadline04/07/2020
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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees up to $1,500 per semester 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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees up to $1,500 per semester
Deadline04/07/2020
Award may be applied to: tuition, books, fees Sage Products Nursing Fund
Criteria includes: *Full time enrollment in CNA Certificate or AAS Program, or Registered Nursing Program *FAFSA application *3.0 GPA.
Criteria includes: *Full time enrollment in CNA Certificate or AAS...
  • Deadline: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline04/07/2020
This is a needs-based scholarship open to all students of up to $5,000/year. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Scholarship
This Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship open to all students interested in a STEM career. The scholarships are made possible by grant award...
This Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship open to all students...
  • Deadline: 04/07/2020
  • Award: This is a needs-based scholarship open to all students of up to $5,000/year.
Deadline04/07/2020
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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Steve and Sandra Pierce Endowment
Sandra Pierce graduated in “one of the first” classes at McHenry County College in 1973. She was married with two small children, and she took...
Sandra Pierce graduated in “one of the first” classes at McHenry County...
  • Deadline: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, & fees; funds may carry over to spring with 2.5 GPA, full time enrollment, and in nursing program. Swanson Nurse Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled full-time (7+ hours) in the Nursing Program "“ AAS degree – leading to licensure as a Registered...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled full-time (7+ hours) in...
  • Deadline: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, & fees; funds may carry over to spring with 2.5 GPA, full time enrollment, and in nursing program.
Deadline04/07/2020
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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
Deadline04/07/2020
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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
Award may be applied towards: Tuition, books, fees Walker-Epping Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must provide a one-page essay on their personal philosophy, and the value of education in his/her life. Preference...
Criteria includes: Applicant must provide a one-page essay on their...
  • Deadline: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied towards: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Web and Mobile Scholarship
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in Web or Mobile course(s) and pursuing a Web or Mobile degree or certificate. Applicant must...
Criteria includes: Applicant must be enrolled in Web or Mobile...
  • Deadline: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
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: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees. Women in Transition
Criteria includes: Enrollment in 12+ credit hours; Pursuing a degree or certificate; FAFSA application; essay must include explanation of...
Criteria includes: Enrollment in 12+ credit hours; Pursuing a degree...
  • Deadline: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees.
Deadline04/07/2020
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees World Class Industries Scholarship Fund
World Class Industries established this scholarship to support students pursuing a career in manufacturing. Criteria includes: 2.5 GPA; McHenry...
World Class Industries established this scholarship to support students...
  • Deadline: 04/07/2020
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Deadline04/07/2020
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
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Award may be applied to: Books Woodstock Harley-Davidson Veterans Book Scholarship
Woodstock Harley-Davidson established this scholarship to help returning veteran students pay for books. Criteria includes: *Veteran; *McHenry...
Woodstock Harley-Davidson established this scholarship to help returning...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Books
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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, 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 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 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
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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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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, books, fees. 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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees.
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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: 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: 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 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 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 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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