Each year in May the MxCC Foundation awards student scholarships that are funded by donations from individuals, businesses, service and civic organizations, alumni, and charitable foundations and by proceeds from special Foundation events, notably the $cholarship 5K road race and The MxCC Classic golf tournament.

In 2012, the Foundation presented 55 scholarships totaling $32,500, bringing the total awarded since 2010 to $117,000. Most students receive scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500. Contributions to the Foundation’s general scholarship fund are always welcome. Or, with a minimum donation of $1,000, donors can create new scholarships in memory of a loved one, to honor a favorite professor, or for students in a particular academic program.

Students must apply for scholarships, and are selected for awards by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee which is chaired by Prof. Donna Leonowich, faculty representative on the Foundation Board of Directors. To get this process started, students can find scholarship applications posted on the College and Foundation websites beginning in the late fall.

Financial aid awards will not be reduced for students who receive private or MxCC Foundation scholarships unless the combined amount of financial aid and student resources exceeds a student’s financial need, as determined by the federal needs-analysis determination.