Scholarship funding can greatly offset the costs of higher education. The following is a short list of just some of the many scholarship opportunities available that all MxCC students are encouraged to take advantage of if they are eligible.
- Middlesex Community College Foundation Scholarships http://www.mxccfoundation.org/Scholarships/
- Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation (www.coca-colascholars.org) This nationwide program annually awards 350 one-time $1,000 scholarships to students attending two-year higher education institutions. Each campus can nominate one student. Nominees must have at least a 2.5 GPA, have some community service or be employed part or full time and be enrolled in at least two courses during the upcoming fall term at a two-year institution. The deadline is usually April.
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (www.jkcf.org) This nationwide program awards approximately 50 scholarships worth up to $30,000 to students and recent alumni from accredited community colleges transferring to four-year colleges. Each college can nominate two students or recent alumni. Basic eligibility: Nominees must have at least a 3.5 GPA, have sophomore status by December 31, 2010 or have graduated after May 2007 from an accredited two-year college, plan to enroll full-time in a four-year college in fall 2011 and have unmet financial need. The campus deadline is January.
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund (www.hsf.net) This nationwide program awards 200 scholarships of $1,250 and $2,500 to students transferring from a two-year college to a four-year institution. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage, be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, be currently enrolled part-time or full-time at a community college, have plans to transfer and enroll full-time at a four-year U.S. accredited institution, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and apply for federal financial aid using FAFSA.
- New England Transfer Association (NETA) (www.ne-transfer.org/scholarships.aspx for more information) NETA awards three $1,000 scholarships to students transferring from a NETA affiliated 2-year institution to a NETA affiliated four-year college or university. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, be eligible to receive an Associate degree in the spring semester the year the application is made, transfer to a NETA affiliated four-year institution and successfully complete 30 credits from the nominating institution.
For more information about these scholarships, visit Student Activities in Founders Hall. Or, check out the scholarship resources available in the Career Development & Counseling Center. Additionally, the Connecticut Dept. of Higher Education has more scholarship information and opportunities.