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 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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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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: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, and fees
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Motorola Solutions Foundation Public Safety Scholarship
Criteria: Applicant must be studying Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services, or Fire Science programs This Motorola Solutions Foundation...
Criteria: Applicant must be studying Criminal Justice, Emergency...
  • 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
Ended
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 Rachel Lee Bachman Memorial Culinary Scholarship
Criteria: • Applicant must be enrolled in the Culinary program. • Applicant must demonstrate financial need either through the FAFSA form data or...
Criteria: • Applicant must be enrolled in the Culinary...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, 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 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
Ended
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
Ended
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 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church First Generation Scholarship
Criteria: • Applicant must be pursuing a degree or certificate at MCC. • Applicant must be a graduate of either McHenry West High School, McHenry...
Criteria: • Applicant must be pursuing a degree or certificate at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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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. Must re-apply for second semester. 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: Ended
  • 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. Must re-apply for second semester.
Ended
$716.63 The Friends Nursing Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $716.63
Ended
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
Ended
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
Ended
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees The Perseverance Pays Off Scholarship
Criteria: 3.0 GPA First generation student Full time student in final year at MCC Demonstrate financial need
Criteria: 3.0 GPA First generation student Full time student in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Ended
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
Ended
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
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 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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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. Priority will be given...
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, 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
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Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Black Student Union Scholarship
Criteria includes: 2.0 GPA; Resident of McHenry County; Active participant in BSU and outreach events; Supplemental essay on celebrated African...
Criteria includes: 2.0 GPA; Resident of McHenry County; Active...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, 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 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 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:
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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...
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  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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...
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  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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:
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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:
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
$4,000 towards tuition, books, fees for final Fall and Spring semesters at MCC. Additional $6,000 award upon transfer to 4-year college/university (must be accredited). Education to Empowerment
Criteria includes: Female student or transgender student who self-identifies as a woman; Full time enrollment; McHenry County resident; 3.25...
Criteria includes: Female student or transgender student who...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $4,000 towards tuition, books, fees for final Fall and Spring semesters at MCC. Additional $6,000 award upon transfer to 4-year college/university (must be accredited).
Tuition and Fees General Kinematics 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:
  • Award: Tuition and Fees
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:
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees LeCoque Family Foundation Scholarship
Criteria includes: *Pursuing a degree or certificate at MCC; 3.0 GPA; FAFSA application; Letter of recommendation from an instructor
Criteria includes: *Pursuing a degree or certificate at MCC; 3.0...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Lt. Ward D. Weber Memorial Scholarship
Lt. Ward D Weber was an active member of the Richmond Township Fire Protection District when he suddenly passed away on July 15, 2008. He mentored...
Lt. Ward D Weber was an active member of the Richmond Township Fire...
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  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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:
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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:
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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...
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  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
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:
  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees Rachel Lee Bachman Memorial Culinary
Criteria: • Applicant must be enrolled in the Culinary program. • Applicant must demonstrate financial need either through the FAFSA form data or...
Criteria: • Applicant must be enrolled in the Culinary...
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  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees
Award may be applied to: Tuition, 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...
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  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, Books and fees
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...
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  • Award: Award may be applied to: Tuition, books, fees