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Foundation Scholarships

Our alumni, community members and corporate donors believe in you! Thanks to their generosity and commitment to your success, you can apply online for a Foundation Scholarship and potentially have part of your tuition covered for the year. Restrictions and guidelines may differ from scholarship to scholarship so please carefully read and follow the instructions.

A few dates to keep in mind:

  • April 15 – application opens;
  • May 1 – deadline to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • June 1 – complete and submit your Foundation Scholarship application;
  • June 1 – you must be registered for fall classes by this date.

Any new or returning Montco student can apply for a Foundation Scholarship.

Honors Program Scholarship

Each year, Honors Program Scholarships are awarded to 25 students who commit to completing the Honors Program and their degrees at the Montco.

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.

To be considered for a scholarship, you must:

  • apply to the Honors Program;
  • have filed a FAFSA;
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
  • be pursuing your first post-secondary degree;
  • be enrolled for 14 or more credits per semester;
  • be a resident of Montgomery County, PA;
  • have unmet need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
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Commencement Awards

Awards listed below with an asterisk (*) denotes a monetary award.

Al Owens Spirit Award*

Awarded to students who exhibit a constant sense of sprit in their personal and academic lives. This award was created in memory of Al Owens, a former academic advisor at the College.

Alumni Association Award*

Awarded to students who have shown outstanding achievement in their field of study.

Alumni Graduate Achievement Award*

Awarded to a graduate with a minimum 3.0 GPA who has overcome a difficult circumstance in their pursuit of a higher education.

Beth Kessler Waasdorp Memorial Award*

Awarded to a student majoring in Education or Human Services who has an excellent academic record and will prove to be an asset to their chosen field. This award was established by former member of the College’s Board of Trustees Tobie Kessler and her husband, Herman, to celebrate the life of their daughter, Beth.

Brian Brendlinger Award for Leadership and Involvement*

Awarded to a student for their outstanding leadership and involvement on campus and who exemplifies the characteristics of dedication and passion toward enhancing the quality of student life at the College.

Commencement Speaker Award

Awarded to the student chosen to represent the graduating class.

Faculty Federation Award for Excellence in Scholarship*

Awarded to a graduate who has demonstrated academic excellence, based upon an essay illustrating their commitment to the life of the College. Presented by the Faculty Federation.

GAMMA of Pennsylvania Award of Excellence

Awarded to a Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) member who personifies the hallmarks of PTK and is plans to continue their education.

Grace Mary Spena Memorial Award*

Awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated commitment and excellence to community service. Established through the generosity of Grace Spena, former Director of Health and Wellness Services at the College, this award is dedicated to Grace Mary Spena, a devoted Mom and caring and loving friend, who dedicated her life to the service of family, church and community.

Provost Award of Excellence*

Given to a graduate for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership, and community service.

Ryan Johnson Memorial Award*

Awarded to a graduating History student with the highest GPA. This award is made in memory of Dr. Ryan Johnson, a former History faculty member at the College.

Ryan Johnson, Ph.D. Endowed Award*

Award to a West Campus History student with a minimum 3.5 GPA who intends on transferring to a four-year college or university. This award is made in memory of Dr. Ryan Johnson by his family.

Tobie and Herman Kessler Humanities Award*

Awarded to a student who has achieved academic excellence and is committed to pursuing a four-year degree. This award, established by the daughter of Tobie and Herman Kessler, Lynne, and her husband, Abelardo Lechter, to honor their dedication, service and commitment to the College. Lynne, like her mother, was also a former member of the College’s Board of Trustees.

Wanda Campbell Memorial Award*

Awarded to a student who is compassionate and caring manner toward others. This award was created in memory of Wanda Campbell, a former College employee.