Foundation Scholarships
  • Requires FAFSA completion
  • Up to $500 semester (the amount can increase with tuition increases)
  • Open for late applicants
  • Students within two semesters for degree completion
  • Students who recently left workforce for training
  • Student who would have to take out loans
  • Financial Aid staff will determine recipients
  • 2.5 grade average or higher
  • Financial need
  • Full time student
  • Attends one of the centers in the MCC area
  • Separate Cargill scholarship application available on MCC website
  • Essay responses required
  • Letter of recommendation required
  • Preference given to Cargill employees/ family members
  • Definite April 1 DEADLINE
  • Focused on a career in the medical profession
  • High school or college GPA of 2.5 or higher or a GED score of 1250
  • Financial Need
  • Colorado students
  • Up to 250% Pell eligible (This translates to an EFC of approximately $13,000 and an approximate family income range up to $45,000-78,000.)
  • Participation in a rigor-based student success program
  • Enrollment in a community college course or a degree or certificate program
  • Complete all coursework with a C or better to remain eligible
  • Requires FAFSA completion
  • Up to $500 semester (the amount can increase with tuition increases)
  • Open for late applicants
  • Students within two semesters for degree completion
  • Students who recently left workforce for training
  • Student who would have to take out loans
  • Financial Aid staff will determine recipients
  • Hispanic student Preference
  • Transfer student from ABE
  • Studying in a health or nursing program

Preferred Qualification – Pre-Engineering student (Math or Science Emphasis)

  • Student must complete MCC application for admission for fall semester
  • Submit FAFSA by April 1
  • Meet Colorado residency requirements
  • Be in a financial aid eligible program of study
  • Student must be enrolled full-time
  • Selected by MCC Financial Aid Staff
  • Student must complete MCC application for admission for fall semester
  • Submit FAFSA by April 1
  • Meet Colorado residency requirements
  • Be in a financial aid eligible program of study
  • Student must be enrolled full-time
  • Selected by MCC Financial Aid Staff
  • Financial Need
  • Full-time or part-time students planning to attend MCC
  • 21 years of age or older – non-traditional
  • First preference is a student living in Morgan County
  • Second preference is a student living within the service area of MCC
  • Enroll in minimum of six hours
  • Additional awards may be granted if the endowment principal grows and additional earnings are available.

Same criteria as Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative listed above.

  • Major in Business
  • Financial Need
  • Financial Aid determines recipients
  • Generate for as many students as possible
  • The award may be used for tuition, fees, and books
  • Non-traditional female, not limited to mothers
  • Awarded after student completes first semester of post-secondary education
  • History of academic achievement
  • The Scholarship Committee for the MCC Foundation, college staff and Frances Bird/Kris Bird will participate in review of applications.
  • Must reside in Morgan County for at least 1 year prior to applying
  • Must be a graduate from a high school in Morgan County
  • Should demonstrate a desire to reside in and contribute to the economy in Northeast Colorado after graduation
  • Must pursue a degree that is either in Business or be of employment value to a business employer that is not in a field of medicine
  • Must provide a personal interview at the discretion of Selection Committee. Selection Committee is comprised of 1 designated faculty member from MCC, and the following family members: Barbara Keenan MA; Gina Keenan-Heepke BA, CPCU; Dr. Alexandera Breneman MA, Aud.; and Kathryn Goetz Hoskins MS.
  • Award constitutes: If funding is available, an annual scholarship shall consist of
  1. Tuition and fees for 2 semesters for a full-time student;
  2. $500 annual allowance for books;
  3. Up to $100 per month cash for personal expenses for 9 months.
  4. In 2009 and successive years, two annual scholarships consisting of tuition and fees for two semesters will be awarded.  One of these scholarships shall be reserved for an existing recipient to continue his/her   second year, assuming he/she maintains a 2.5 grade point average in the first two semesters.
  • Student accepted for admission to the MCC LPN and/or RN program
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Resident of the MCC catchment area
  • Scholarship is renewable providing the following requirements are met
    • Continued enrollment in MCC LPN or RN programs
    • Enrolled in minimum of 6 hours per semester
    • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Kit Carson County resident
  • Attend MCC
  • Based on need
  • At least one annual recipient must be female
  • Will be selected by Foundation scholarship committee
  • Will be at least $500 per award
  • Scholarship will provide funds for tuition and fees for two students (one male and one female).
  • Priority will be given to recent graduates (graduation year must be the same as the fall semester year the scholarship starts) from Weldon Valley High School. If a student from Weldon Valley High School is not eligible then the scholarships can go to a Brush High School graduate.
  • Student needs to be enrolled in a Career and Technical Education Program (CTE).
  • Eligibility will be determined by the financial need of the student (financial need will be based on Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) scores, how much aid the student is receiving and cost of tuition and fees).
  • Once applications are reviewed and eligible students are determined, the guidance counselor at Weldon Valley High School will review candidates and give input on scholarship recipients.
  • Students will receive funds one semester at a time and the students will be eligible for the second semester if they meet the requirements of their program.
  • If a recent graduate isn’t available/eligible to receive the scholarship the students that received the scholarship the year prior are eligible to receive the funds.
  • Morgan County Resident
  • Enrolled in Health Occupation program of study
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Based on Need
  • Tuition, fees and books for nursing student from Limon
  • Determined by Limon Director
  • May be used for one or more students per semester
  • Need based
  • Student desires to become LPN or RN
  • Separate Kaiser Permanente scholarship application available on MCC website
  • Essay responses required
  • Students in the following programs are eligible to apply: Nursing, Emergency Medical Training, Medical Assisting, and Radiology Technology.
  • Based on financial need – FAFSA required
  • Recipients will be determined by a committee made up of community and health occupation members
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA to receive scholarship and a 3.0 if being renewed for a second year
  • Preference given to create ethnic, cultural and gender diversity among scholarship recipients. Additional special preference to first generation and low socio-economic class students.
  • Scholarship covers tuition assistance, including tuition, fees, books or supplies
  • Must have Kit Carson County Address
  • Attend MCC – any campus/center
  • Director from MCC Burlington Center needs to be a part of the selection process
  • For all students
  • No specific grade point specified
  • Awards based on total point accumulation from judging of scholarship application, grades, reference letter, etc.
  • Any remaining non-awarded/unaccepted funds are awarded upon the determination of the Office of Financial Aid
  • Recipient must be enrolled in MCC Real Estate certificate program
  • Up to $500 a semester to be awarded over five semesters to five different students
  • Must have Kit Carson County Address
  • Attend MCC – any campus/center
  • Director from MCC Burlington Center needs to be a part of the selection process
  • This $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving MCC student
  • Nursing program student
  • MCC student attempting AS degree and transferring to a four-year degree
  • Preference for Geology, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Chemistry or Astronomy degrees
  • Cannot open for nursing program students
  • Several $500 awards
  • Single parent
  • Non-traditional age students
  • Based on MCC President’s discretion
  • Encourages Enrollment
  • Supports Program Development
  • Assists students in costs of specialized training
  • $1,000 per year to be divided among a group of students taking a specialized program/class as identified by the MCC President/Management Leadership Team.
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Accepted into the MCC Nursing Program
  • Based on financial need
  • Selected by the Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Students must be employed full-time in child care setting (up to 20 hours a week)
  • Must have worked at child care program for at least 90 days when applying
  • Providers must have been licensed for at least one year
  • Earn $17 an hour or less for providers / Earn $25 an hour or less for directors/owners
  • Pursuing ECE degree, credential or certificate
  • Recipient indicates desire to remain in Morgan County
  • Separate State of Colorado ECE scholarship application available on MCC website
  • Essay responses required
  • Be enrolled in an MCC early childhood education course, program certificate or degree program;
  • Use the scholarship to continue that course of study;
  • Complete all course work with a C or better to remain eligible;
  • Candidates will be given preference based on the following criteria, as requested by the funder:
    • Early childhood education degree and certificate seeking students;
    • Students currently employed in the field of Early Childhood Education;
    • Students closer to degree completion

Note: Scholarship recipients will be required to enroll in Colorado’s Professional Development Information System. (Enrollment is FREE)

  • Awards to be divided over fall and spring semester
  • Minimum 0 GPA or proven ability to succeed at the collegiate level
  • Must be enrolled full-time in one of the health related fields offered by MCC
  • Renewable for second year
  • Available to all except Morgan County High School graduates who are eligible to apply for a Williams Family Scholarship through their respective high school
  • The applicant demonstrates a desire to remain in Northeast Colorado after graduation
Institutional Scholarships
  • Online enrollment in course(s) for on-campus course(s) cancelled due to low enrollment
  • Colorado resident
  • Tuition differential from canceled on-campus course to same course registered online.
  • 15 or less credits remaining to complete
  • MCC absence for one year or more
  • Good SAP standing
  • Minimum of 3 credit hours of enrollment
  • Complete FAFSA
  • Apply by 50% of term for course(s)
  • Colorado resident
  • MUS (MCC Jazz Ensemble)
  • Apply by 50% of term for course(s)
  • Colorado resident
  • Minimum of 3 credit hours of enrollment
  • New college student
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Complete FAFSA
  • Apply by 50% of term for course(s)
  • Colorado resident
  • Enrollment in specific courses
  • For specific programs/courses
  • Colorado resident
  • 60 years or older
  • Colorado resident
  • Half tuition up to 6 credit hours
  • New MCC student
  • Enrolled MCCOnline/CCCOnline
  • Minimum of 3 credit hours of enrollment
  • Maximum of 11 credit hours of enrollment
  • Apply by 50% of term for course(s)
State-Funded