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May 01, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Fort Morgan, CO. 05/01/14. The Financial Aid Office at Morgan Community College (MCC) announces that all 124 applicants who applied for financial aid by the priority deadline, April 1, 2014, have been offered aid. Nearly $144,200.00 from the MCC Foundation has been designated for these students. “The MCC Foundation is honored to be able to award every student a scholarship that applied by the priority deadline,” said Kelly Rasmussen, MCC Foundation Coordinator.

Whether going towards enrollment or books, the students selected are appreciative and are one step closer to completing their goal. “Our donors and their support to our students are extraordinary,” shared Alissa Harris, MCC Foundation President.  “In addition to donations, matching scholarship funds provided by the Courtenay C. and Lucy Patten Davis Foundation, Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation and Kaiser Permanente help make awarding financial aid possible,” adds Rasmussen.

“MCC’s Financial Aid Office is able to accept the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FASFA) all year long as well as scholarship applications,” says MCC Financial Aid Advisor Carol Steward. “Though many documents have a priority deadline, we are still able to accept them throughout the school year, so when funds such as this come available, we’re able to award the student’s applications we have on file.”

Steward also mentioned that MCC students who had an application on file for the 2013-14 school year and were enrolled at least half-time by April 18, 2014, have already been offered to receive scholarships for the summer semester.

“The number of scholarship applications nearly doubled from last year,” reports Rasmussen. However, the MCC Financial Aid Office notes that institutional and private scholarships are still available!

“One of our goals at Morgan Community College is to provide access to higher education,” shared MCC President Dr. Kerry Hart. “No student should be denied the opportunity to attend college because they lack funding. Together with the MCC Foundation, the College is working towards helping every student in our service area have the chance to pursue a college education.”

To contact the MCC Financial Aid Office, call (800) 622-0216 extension 3150. Applications and information about financial aid opportunities can also be found online at www.MorganCC.edu under the “student” tab.

For further information about how you can donate to the MCC Foundation scholarship fund, please visit www.MorganCC.edu and select “Giving” or call (970) 542-3107.

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