What is the Montgomery Scholars Scholarship?

This is a two-year scholarship designed to follow the student through to a diploma and/or an associate degree.

Scholarships will include:

  • In-state tuition and fees for both fall and spring semester (Summer semester as funding is available.)
  • $250 credit towards books for both fall and spring semester (as funding is available)

The Montgomery Scholars Scholarship was established by the Montgomery Community College Foundation and is supported by donations from the local community. The goal of the scholarship is to ensure that high school graduates in Montgomery County have access to financial assistance to attend Montgomery Community College.

How do I qualify?

  • Student must be a resident of Montgomery County and achieved a high school diploma
  • Student must begin studies at MCC the calendar year of high school graduation.
  • Student must complete MCC admission application and FAFSA and be ineligible for Federal Financial Aid.
  • Student must re-apply for the second year of the scholarship.
  • Student must be a full-time student (or on track to complete degree within two years).
  • Student must meet Satisfactory Academic Policy guidelines (see financial aid handbook).

How do I apply?

Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov, RDS and admission requirements to Montgomery Community College at www.montgomery.edu by April 30. Potentially eligible students will be awarded at their high school award ceremony.

Student must submit their official transcripts from high school and complete their financial aid file with Sharon Strider (910-898-9614) in the MCC financial aid department between April 30- July 1.

All potentially eligible students that have completed the first two steps by July 1 will receive a Montgomery Community College Foundation scholarship application to complete in their MCC student email.

What else should I know?

  • Student must attend the Montgomery Community College Foundation Scholarship Awards Ceremony held in the Fall semester
  • Student must maintain a 2.0 Term GPA and must complete at least 67% of the courses attempted each term.
  • Student must follow the Satisfactory Academic Policy (see financial aid handbook).
  • Student must complete FAFSA each year of eligibility and follow application procedures each year as noted above.
  • All awards are based on a first come, first serve basis with the Priority Deadline of July 1 or until money has been expended. Apply early and meet all deadlines before funds are expended to other students!