Education to Empowerment

Criteria includes:

  • Female student or transgender student who self-identifies as a woman;
  • Full time enrollment;
  • McHenry County resident;
  • 3.25 GPA;
  • Freshman year completed, preference to a female with two or three semesters remaining at MCC;
  • Transferring to a 4 year institution the following year;
  • Applicant must submit a 300-word essay outlining their personal and career goals and how the financial support of this scholarship will help them.
  • Applicant must submit a 300 word essay describing what a mentor means and what they hope this relationship would accomplish.
  • Applicant must submit a 300 word essay describing financial or personal obstacles/barriers that they are facing or have overcome in regards to pursuing education.
  • Applicant must submit a 300 word essay on anything else the applicant would like the selection committee to know about the applicant.
  • Applicant must answer to their willingness to attend Education to Empowerment events (approximately four) and potentially speak on behalf of the recipients and/or the organization by describing to others what receiving this scholarship means to you.
    The E2E scholarship provides full tuition, books, and fees for a female recipient’s last year at MCC, up to $4,000 for the year. The scholarship also provides an additional $6,000 scholarship for the recipients first year at an accredited 4 year institution. The recipient must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a transfer university the following year.

Donor
Education To Empowerment
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).
Deadline
05/01/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Applicant must be a second year student at MCC during the next semester. How many credit hours will you have completed going into the next semester?
  2. Complete an essay outlining your personal and career goals and how the financial support of this scholarship will help.
  3. Describe financial or personal obstacles/barriers that you are facing or have overcome in regards to pursuing your education.
  4. What would you look to find in a mentor and what would you hope this relationship would accomplish?
  5. What else would you like us to know about you?
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