Your hard work deserves a reward.

Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) awards over 500 scholarships a year to our students. In addition to MCCC scholarships, there are numerous external scholarships available for you to explore.

The good news is that most of our scholarships do not require you to apply to be considered—as long as you have filed your FAFSA. However, we highly recommend that you fill out our optional application, which puts you in the running to be considered for additional scholarship opportunities. 

All scholarship communications will be sent to your MC3 email address. Be sure to check your email so you do not miss any important information. 

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Foundation Scholarships

What they are:

Our alumni, community members, and corporate donors have committed to your success through their generous donations. Foundation Scholarships are awarded through the Office of Financial Aid at the College in accordance with the criteria specified by the donors.

Who’s eligible?

All students who register for at least 6 credits for the upcoming fall semester and are degree-seeking.

Steps to be considered:

  • File a FAFSA, preferably by May 1st for priority consideration. When doing so indicate MCCC’s school code 004452.
  • Review the Foundation Scholarships list for all opportunities and complete the requirements listed.

While you may file the FAFSA at any time, we recommend you file prior to May 1st for the upcoming award year as that is the deadline for most PHEAA State Grant applicants. Keep in mind that there are other opportunities to be awarded Foundation Scholarships throughout the academic year.

Montgomery County Scholarship

What it is:

Montgomery County generously allots funds via the Montgomery County Scholarship for Montgomery County residents attending MCCC.

Who’s eligible?

Students who:

  • Are registered for at least 6 credits for the upcoming fall semester and are degree-seeking.
  • Demonstrate financial need as evidenced by the FAFSA and as determined by the College Financial Aid Office.
  • Are in good academic standing.

Steps to be considered:

  • File a FAFSA preferably by May 1st for priority consideration. When doing so indicate MCCC’s school code 004452.

While you may file the FAFSA at any time, we recommend you file prior to May 1st for the upcoming award year as that is the deadline for most PHEAA State Grant applicants. Keep in mind that there are other opportunities to be awarded a Montgomery County Scholarship throughout the academic year.

Honors Program Scholarships

What they are:

Each year, Honors Program Scholarships are awarded to 25 students who commit to completing the Honors Programs and their degrees at the MCCC. Awards are based on merit and unmet need. Scholarships will meet 100% of unmet need up to the cost of full tuition. Students whose financial aid determinations show no unmet need are eligible to compete for completion-based merit scholarships that are renewable each semester, provided the student meets all program requirements.

Who’s eligible?

All students within the Honors Program who are:

  • Pursuing their first post-secondary degree.
  • Enrolled for 14 or more credits per semester.
  • A resident of Montgomery County, PA.
  • Have unmet need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Steps to be considered:

N/A - Meet all of the eligibility requirements listed above

External Scholarships

What are they?

There are many resources that can help you find and apply for scholarships outside of MCCC. All of the following resources are free. If any resource attempts to charge a fee for any services, it is probably a scam and should be avoided.

Who is eligible?

Varies for each opportunity

Steps to be considered

Varies for each opportunity