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The MCC Scholarship Program

MCC understands that financing your education can be difficult. Scholarships in addition to other types of aid may relieve some of the financial burden.

Internal Scholarships

All scholarships from the Foundation for Mott Community College require the following:

  • Applicants must have a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with MCC.
  • All scholarships require a completed application, biography, and essay.
    • Essays should include the following information: your educational goals and career goals, how receipt of this scholarship will help you to obtain those goals, and any other scholarship specific criteria (see individual scholarship descriptions).
    • Biographies should include the following information: descriptions of any community service or extra-curricular activities you have been involved in, explanation of relevant work experience, information on any honors/awards you have received.
  • Some scholarships also have additional required information, which will be listed under the scholarship description below.
  • If the GPA requirement is met through a high school or other higher education institution, copy of transcripts must be submitted with the application.
  • Students must meet the GPA and Completion Rate components of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements.
  • If a scholarship is awarded, enrollment in minimum credit hour requirement must be met before funds will be received.

**Scholarship awarding is based on availability of funds. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. Submittal of a complete application does not guarantee that a scholarship will be awarded.

The following list of scholarships are made available through the Foundation for Mott Community College:

Application Deadline for 2017/2018 Academic Year:
May 20, 2017

After reviewing the scholarship requirements follow the scholarship title links below and complete the application to apply for these scholarships.

Adam Ryan McIntosh (a.k.a. OPIE) Scholarship

Award Amount:500

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must be in the Automotive Technology Program.

African American Male Book Scholarship

Award Amount:Based on the total cost for textbooks

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must be an African American male.

Akhila & Rajamani Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (12) credit hours.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must be employed on the MCC campus through the work study program or student assistant program.

Alan J. Ferrari Scholarship

Award Amount:500

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Scholarship is awarded in fall semester only.

Alla Operenko Drummond Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a foreign language program.
  • Preference given to a non-native speaker of English.

Alice Irene Bell Scholarship

Award Amount:1250

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 at Mott.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in the nursing program.

Alumni Student Assistance Scholarship

Award Amount:500

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8.
  • Applicant must have completed at least 24 credits towards an Associate degree.
  • Applicant must be involved in extracurricular activities such as a student club, community organization or other volunteer activities.

Arab American Heritage Council Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be of Arabic descent.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

Arlene Martin Kocsis Cosmetology Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (12) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8.
  • Applicant must have a career goal of becoming a Cosmetologist and be enrolled in Advanced Cosmetology classes.

Barb. W. Stephenson Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Applicant must be 25 years of age or older.

Barbara & David Young Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in the nursing program or other career program at Mott.

Begole Brownell Fund

Award Amount:400

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Applicant must have completed at least 28 credits towards an Associate degree.

Betty and Leo Fawcett Scholarship

Award Amount:1000

  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

Big John Steak & Onion Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (9) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in the Culinary Arts program.

Building Trades Council Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Application must be completed while applicant is in high school.
  • Preference given to students in the building trade field.

Cathy Cady Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount:500

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (12) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8.

Chet Wilson Environmental Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Applicant must include in essay how the student has gained knowledge and increased awareness through participation and education of environmental issues that face our community.

Community Strengthening of Burton Scholarship

Award Amount:Vaires

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Applicant must be a city of Burton resident.

Donald E. Ewles Criminal Justice Scholarship

Award Amount:1000

  • Applicant must be a resident of Genesee County.
  • Applicant must have an articulation agreement on file where LERTA is being used to obtain an Associate degree in Criminal Justice.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 at Mott.
  • Applicant must include a letter(s) of reference from an instructor(s) and/or other professional(s) that speaks to Applicants: community service and/or contributions to the community, leadership skills in and out of the classroom, effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Applicant must indicate in a cover letter his/her long term goals in the field of Criminal Justice.
  • Scholarship is awarded fall and winter semesters only.

Dr. Archie Attarian Scholarship

Award Amount:Vaires

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (12) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

Dr. Charles N. Pappas Scholarship

Award Amount:500

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (12) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.2.

Dr. Clement A. Alfred Humanitarian Award for Dental Hygiene Students

Award Amount:1000

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 at Mott.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program at Mott
  • Scholarship is awarded in fall semester only.

Dr. Ellen Howe Scholarship

Award Amount:Vaires

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (12) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8.
  • Applicant must be female aged 25 or older.
  • Applicant must have completed a minimum of 24 credits toward an Associate degree.

Dr. Joyce Toet Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (12) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Applicant must be taking or have taken at least one course at the Southern Lakes Branch Campus.
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate community engagement and service. (Examples might include volunteering at local schools, scouts, church or other community service projects.)

Drs. Avery & Mildred Aldridge Scholarship

Award Amount:Vaires

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8.
  • Primary priority will be given to members (and their family members) of Foss Avenue Baptist Church (FABC) regardless of residency requirements. All other applicants must be residents of Genesee County.

Drs. Vivian & Billie Lewis Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must be African American.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Health Sciences Program at Mott.
  • Applicant must be pursuing an Associate degree.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

Ed Thorne Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Applicant must be pursuing a career in Education.
  • Applicant must have or had significant community involvement and outline this in the essay.

Flint Downtown Host Lions Club Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicants must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Applicant must be visually impaired/blind.

Flint Rotary Club Scholarship

Award Amount:500

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.25.
  • Applicant must be a high school graduate of Flint or Genesee County within the past two years.
  • Applicant must include in essay any community service activity involvement.

FMCC Regional Technology Center

Award Amount:400

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

Frank DeLorenzo Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Applicants must submit documentation of community service and hours logged, along with a letter of recommendation from a pastor, counselor, teacher, employer, or volunteer coordinator.

Frank Friedman Special Education Scholarship

Award Amount:500

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a program leading to work with individuals with physical or mental challenges.

Fred W. Lamb Scholarship

Award Amount:Vaires

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (12) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Applicant must have completed a minimum of 15 credits and be pursuing a degree in the field of Technology.

Gail Ann Bennett Rachor, Ed.D. Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.
  • Applicants must have completed at least 12 credit hours towards a degree.
  • Applicants must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8.
  • Applicant must be a single parent with the goal of becoming a teacher.

Grayce Scholt Scholarship

Award Amount:500

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Applicant must have completed or be currently enrolled in English 210.
  • Scholarship is awarded in the fall semester only.

Harry and Katherine Yeotis Scholarship

Award Amount:1000

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (12) credit hours.
  • Applicants must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.
  • Applicant must be demonstrate a record of community service.
  • First consideration will be given to students in music and visual arts (i.e. graphic design, are education, and photography).
  • Second consideration will be given to female students who qualify for support via the Women in Education Program.

HealthPlus of Michigan/Dr. Gary Roat Scholarship

Award Amount:1000

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Applicant must be in one of the following Programs at Mott: nursing, occupational therapy assistant, respiratory therapy, physical therapist assistant, or radiologic technology.

John W. and Marion E. Esson Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.

Kathleen Drummond Scholarship

Award Amount:1500

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Applicant must be a female student 30 years of age or older.
  • Applicant must have a child(ren)

Kelly Martin North Branch Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Applicant must be a graduate or have attended a North Branch area school

Kim Fonger Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 at Mott.
  • Applicants must have a passion for running, expressed by participating in a running program or by active participation in running programs such as running events/contests or coaching, as indicated in their scholarship statement.

Lapeer Learner Scholarship

Award Amount:500

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours to include one class at the Lapeer Branch Campus.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Lapeer County.

Leo W. & Genevieve Dorr Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Applicant must be a graduate of a Lapeer County High School.

Lloyd Rodnick Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Applicant must have a love of writing as indicated on their essay.
  • Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from an individual who can verify the applicant’s love of literature.

Margaret E. English Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5.
  • Applicant must demonstrate community service involvement.

Marian Dew Snipes Scholarship

Award Amount:1500

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Applicant must a non-traditional student 25 years of age or older.

MCC Retirees Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must have completed at least 12 credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.

Muthulakshmi (Meera) R. Iyer Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.

Nartel Family Foundation Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled at Charles Stewart Mott Community College and meet MCC Standards of Academic progress (SAP).
  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (9) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

Patricia Alexander Scholarship

Award Amount:500

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8.

Pemberton Honors Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Must be a member of the Honors program at Mott.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alumni Scholarship

Award Amount:500

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Applicant must be in or entering their second year of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
  • Scholarship is awarded only in winter semester

Rev. A.C. & Dorothy M. Lee Scholarship

Award Amount:1000

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Applicant must submit a typewritten 300-word essay, double spaced, on the importance of computer technology and why the applicant deserves the scholarship
  • Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a pastor, counselor, teacher, or employer.

Ridgway H. & Shannon E. White Fine Arts Major Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8.
  • Applicant must be pursuing math, science, or art (any art—excludes photography).
  • Applicant must planning to pursue a Bachelor degree (preference to UM-Flint or Kettering).

Sales & Marketing Executives of Greater Flint Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8.
  • Applicant must be pursuing a career in sales and marketing.

Sara Coley Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Applicant must be physically or mentally challenged as documented by the Disability Services department at Mott.

Skinner-McEvoy Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (12) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Genesee County.

The Deen Project

Award Amount:500

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  • Applicant must be a single parent in the healthcare field.

Veronica & Willie Artis Scholarship

Award Amount:1000

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Genesee County
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Business.

Walworth Student Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must have prior completion of at least (9) credits.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (9) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Genesee County.
  • Applicant must not be receiving the Pell Grant.
  • Student must be pursuing an Associate degree.

Wanda L. & M. Harry Piper Grant Scholarship

Award Amount:Varies

  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Applicant must be a “non-traditional” student (25 years or older).

External Scholarships

MCC partners with local foundations and organization to help promote and identify students that should apply or may be eligible for one of their scholarships. Two of the foundations MCC is currently partnered with:

The Community Foundation for Greater Flint

The Alan J. Ferrari Scholarship
The family of Alan J. Ferrari has established a fund in the Community Foundation of Greater Flint; which now provides the funds to award yearly scholarships. Applicants must have a 3.0 grade point average or better in order to apply for this scholarship.
Dr. Clement A. Alfred Dental Hygiene School Humanitarian Award Fund for Dental Hygiene Students
The Dr. Clement A. Alfred Humanitarian Award Fund will provide support for a scholarship to a MCC dental hygiene student. The purposes of this fund is to: a) provide an annual award to a Flint area health professional who evidences the kind of commitment to professionalism, integrity, and humanitarian goals as has Dr. Alfred throughout his life, and b) provide an annual scholarship to a Dental Hygiene student at MCC.

The McLaren Foundation

Stacey Braden-Brown, R.N. Nursing Scholarship
$1,000 award given to a student pursuing a nursing degree at MCC or UM-Flint, and preference is given to individuals who are single parents and/or had an interruption in their education.
Aretha Brock, L.P.N. Nursing Scholarship
$1,000 award given to a student pursuing a nursing degree at MCC or UM-Flint.
Jonathan Mays Nurse Aide Scholarship
$1,000 award given to a student pursuing a Nurse Aid education at MCC, and preference is given to individuals who are single parents and/or had an interruption in their education.
Mary Alice Moore, R.N. Nursing Scholarship
$1,000 award given to a student pursuing a nursing degree at MCC or UM-Flint.
Patti Sherry, R.N. Memorial Nursing Scholarship
$1,000 award given to a student pursuing a nursing degree at MCC or UM-Flint, and preference is given to individuals who have taken care of cancer patients (including family member) or have been cancer patients themselves.

Trustee's Leadership Scholarship Overview

Trustee Scholar and Trustee John Snell, Jr. D.V.M.

In order to encourage academically talented leaders to begin their college education at Mott Community College the Board of Trustees established a Trustees' Leadership Scholarship that is awarded to one graduating senior from each high school within the College's district


Selection Criteria:
  • A College district high school graduate by June 1st of each year. Nominations must be from a high school administrator and nominations must be received by April 1st.

  • Academic achievement. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

  • Leadership and other abilities demonstrated through school or community activity that support the student's overall potential to succeed. Examples would include a leadership position in a school council, team sport or school activity.

  • Interest in attending Mott Community College. Mott is particularly eager to support students who plan to attend MCC for two years.

  • This scholarship is to be utilized in the academic year immediately following graduation and is limited to only Fall and Winter semesters up to a total of 31 credits for the academic year.

  • The Trustees Leadership Scholarship is renewable for a second consecutive academic year dependent upon the achieving a 2.75 (or higher) grade point average and meeting standards of academic progress.

Private Scholarships

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