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Scholarships & Endowments

The MCC Foundation provides over 30 scholarships to a variety of students based on their GPA, financial need, area of study, nationality and more.

Are you interested in establishing a scholarship or endowment?

John Goetz and Barbara Keenan

2020 Distinguished Donor

Goetz Family Foundation

In 2008, after retiring from Goetz Insurors, John W. Goetz and his daughter, Kathy (Goetz) Hoskins created the scholarship to honor his parents Louis and Lucyjon Goetz, which would offer opportunities for local students to receive an A.A. degree. In 2019, John and Kathy decided that they wanted to gift one student a full-time ride with their endowment, and the remaining dollars every year to be given to the entrepreneurship program that helps local businesses to expand and/or start their business in Morgan County.

Morgan Community College Foundation holds the esteemed honor of being the only Colorado Community College that has a university model endowed chair. In fact, we have two! The Williams Family Foundation has donated to support the Director position of the Radiology Tech Program and the Bachelor in Science nursing program. This generous gift allows MCC to lower the cost of the program for our students while in turn giving them scholarships to support their educational dreams.

All amounts listed are contributed on an annual basis, unless otherwise noted.

Anderson Family HOPE Fund

$3,000

Non-Traditional Student

  • 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
Brad Amack Memorial Scholarship
  • 2.5 grade average or higher
  • Financial need
  • Full time student
  • Attends one of the centers in the MCC area
Frances Bird Scholarship Endowment

$600

  • 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.
Cargill Scholarship

$511

  • Separate Cargill scholarship application available on MCC website
  • Essay responses required
  • Letter of recommendation required
  • Preference is given to Cargill employees/ family members
  • Definite April 1 DEADLINE
Cargill’s Women in Manufacturing Scholarship

$1,500

  • Female student who is enrolled in the Industrial Electrical Mechanical Maintenance Certificate program.
  • Eligibility will be determined by the financial need of the student.
  • Students will receive funds of ($750) one semester at a time and the students will be eligible for the second semester if they meet the requirements of their program.
  • Scholarship recipients will initially be selected by the MCC Foundation Scholarship Committee.
Colorado Plains Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship

$1,000

  • 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
COSI – Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative

Colorado- Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative

$86,653 yearly impact
$173,305 two year impact

  • Scholarships for Colorado students who are US citizens
  • Last $ in
  • Scholarship covers tuition assistance, including tuition, fees, books, housing, food and transportation

Student eligibility criteria:

  • 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

Prioritize when awarding:

  • Degree seeking students
    • Goal: Reduce the attainment gap by half by 2020 – Strong preference to create ethnic diversity among scholarship recipients.
Robert Datteri Presidential Scholarship
  • 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.
Robert F and Janet R Datteri Nursing Scholarship

$4,800

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Accepted into the MCC Nursing Program
  • Based on financial need
  • Selected by the Foundation Scholarship Committee
Datteri Family Endowment Scholarship

$3,000

  • 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
Datteri CTE Scholarship Endowment

$11,000

  • Prefer 5 students to receive up to a $2,000 annual scholarship toward their classes in a CTE program.
  • Eligibility will be determined by the financial need of the student.
  • 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.
  • Selected initially by MCC Foundation Scholarship Committee.
FMS Bank/Delmer P Keating Scholarship

$925

  • Major in Business
  • Financial Need
Foiles Family Memorial Scholarship

$1,500

  • Financial Aid determines recipients
  • Generate for as many students as possible
E. Earl Franks Scholarship Endowment

$1,200

PURPOSEThis scholarship is established by Bonnie Franks to honor the memory of E. Earl Franks who died in 1993 and to encourage and assist men and women to attain their higher education goals.

  • 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.
Goetz Family Scholarship

$17,000

  • 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
    • Tuition and fees for 2 semesters for a full-time student;
    • $500 annual allowance for books;
    • Up to $100 per month cash for personal expenses for 9 months.
    • In 2009 and successive years, THREE (asked in 2018 to add an additional scholarship since there is enough in reserves) 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.
Gramlich Nursing Scholarship

$8,190

  • Student accepted for admission to the MCC LPN and/or RN program
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Morgan County Resident
  • 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
    Norrene Harker Memorial Scholarship

    $2,900

    • 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
    Robert E. Hogsett Foundation (Brush)

    $3,500

    • Brush High School Graduates
    Robert E. Hogsett Foundation (Fort Morgan)

    $3,800

    • Fort Morgan High School Graduates
    HOSPES of Morgan County Scholarship

    $6,000

    • Morgan County Resident
    • Enrolled in Health Occupation program of study
    Ingmire-Phillips Insurance Scholarship

    $700

    • GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Based on Need
    Kit Carson County Golden Prairies Scholarship

    $1,800

    • 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
    Arthur James Lee Scholarship Endowment

    $1,000

    • Prefer 1 student to receive an annual scholarship of $1,000 toward their classes.
    • Eligibility will be determined by the financial need of the student and will be a non-traditional student.
    • Student will receive funds one semester at a time.
    • Scholarship recipients will initially be selected by the MCC Foundation Scholarship Committee.
    Harold McArthur Memorial Scholarship

    $2,700

    • Kit Carson County resident
    • Attend MCC
    • Based on need
    • At least one annual recipient must be female
    • Will be selected by Foundation scholarship committee
    MCC Foundation General Scholarship

    $40,000

    • 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
    Donald C and Loretta M Price Endowment

    $1,500

    • 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
    David E. Price Scholarship

    $1,500

    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
    Regina Quarles Memorial Scholarship

    $775

    • Hispanic student preference
    • Transfer student from ABE
    • Studying in a health or nursing program
    June Marie Scarinzi, RN Memorial Scholarship

    $2,500

    • 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
    Sunrise Optimist Club Memorial Scholarship

    $500

    • Fort Morgan High School Graduate
    T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship

    $166

    • 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
    Harvey (Corky) and Connie Tomky Scholarship

    $2,000

    • Provide 2 $1,000 scholarships to a male and female student. Family will provide the additional funds if the endowment interest doesn’t cover the amount of 2 $1,000 scholarships
    • Priority given to recent graduates from Weldon Valley High School. If a student from WVHS is not eligible then the scholarships can go to a Brush High School graduate.
    • Student needs to be enrolling in a CTE Program.
    • Eligibility will be determined by the financial need of the student.
    • Once applications are reviewed and eligible students are determined, the guidance counselor at WVHS will review candidates and give input on scholarship recipients.
    • Students will receive funds one semester at a time.
    • 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.
    Williams Family Foundation Scholarship

    $6,1000

    PURPOSE- This scholarship is established by The Williams Family Foundation for students attending MCC for study in one of its health related fields.

    • 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