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 employer AND instructor;
  • 3 supplemental essays required.
    The first Early Childhood Education Conference took place in February 1987. A scholarship fund for currently enrolled MCC/ECE students began in 1996. Over the years many individuals, organizations and child care centers/preschools have contributed. In the Spring of 2004 the ECE Scholarship was renamed the Barbara E. Hardt Memorial ECE Scholarship, to honor the memory of Barbara Hardt. Barbara was a part-time employee in the ECE Department at MCC from the Fall of 1992 until the Fall of 2003 when she was named the first full-time Director of Educational Programs. Barbara was a staunch advocate for young children and their teachers.

Award may be applied to: Tuition Only
Supplemental Questions
  1. The Barbara E. Hardt Memorial Early Childhood Education Scholarship Requires 3 additional essays:
    • Describe a developmentally appropriate activity for preschool (ages 3-5) or elementary (K-6) in one of the following areas: literacy, science or math. Include a list of resources used to develop this activity.
    • Early Childhood Education Essay: Describe your interests and talents, achievements and challenges, and school or community participated related to ECE. Discuss strenghts, difficulties, challenges and growth in this area.
    • Introduction Essay: 1 or 2 paragraphs introducing yourself and explaining why you are applying for the Barbara E. Hardt Scholarship