Complete listing of MMCC's Funds & Scholarships:
These scholarships for $1,000 ($500 fall/winter semesters) will be granted to students from local high schools who hold the highest GPA above a 3.0 and attend MMCC fulltime (12 or more credit hours/semester). Admissions Awards are non-need-based and must be used for the semester for which they are awarded. Students should submit their transcripts with six completed semesters by April 1 in order to be considered.
Recipients will receive roughly $1,000 each year ($500 fall/winter semesters). These two-year awards are distributed to students who will proudly represent MMCC through active service as college representatives. Recipients will complete service hours that vary depending on their skills but may include giving tours, presenting to potential students, assisting with office tasks, assisting in college events, etc.
Bicknell Family Nursing Scholarship
This $1,000 per year scholarship is awarded to a full-time student pursuing a Nursing degree. Additionally, the student must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum GPA of 3.3, and live in either Clare, Gladwin, or Midland Counties.
Bob and Rosemary Carter Academic Scholarship
This $500 per semester scholarship is for a full-time student from Clare County with academic achievement (2.5 GPA or above), demonstrated need for financial help and a goal of using higher level learning to make an effective and positive difference in the fields of medical work such as nursing, business work such as accounting, or a trade such as welding. If the student exceeds and maintains a 3.0 GPA in the first year, they will be given a new laptop computer (from Nitro Computers in Harrison) in their second year – in addition to the scholarship funds.
Christina Swan Memorial Nursing Scholarship
This $1,500 scholarship ($750 per semester) is awarded to a full or part-time student in the nursing program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who demonstrates financial need.
Christopher Smith & Estelle Bergy Smith Award
This scholarship provides up to 12 contact hours of in-district tuition depending on fund availability. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time in a Technical, Trade, or Occupational program. Awardees may maintain eligibility for an additional three semesters providing a minimum 2.5 GPA was earned on a full-time course load the previous semester. Preference will be given to In-District students and veterans. Preference will be given to students receiving no financial aid—including loans—from other sources. Veteran’s Benefits are not considered “other financial aid.”
Computer Information Systems Academic Scholarship
A $500 ($250 per consecutive semester in one academic year) scholarship will be awarded to a MMCC full-time student pursuing an Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and has completed a minimum of 12 MMCC credits. Preference will be given, but is not limited to, students from Harrison High School. The student shall receive $250 per semester provided a full-time status and overall 3.0 GPA is maintained.
Dan & Genevieve McDonald Excellence in Nursing Scholarship
This $1,000 one academic year scholarship will be awarded to a MMCC student who is enrolled in the full-time Associate in Nursing program. Scholarships will be awarded to student applicants beginning with the highest GPA then in descending order. At least half of the awards will be given to in-district students.
Elizabeth Junemann Horrocks and Jason Arthur Horrocks Nursing Scholarship
This $600 scholarship is awarded to part-time or full-time students enrolled in the Nursing program with at least a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is awarded for one semester to a single mother – one scholarship is awarded in the Fall and another scholarship is awarded in the Winter.
Ellis VanDeventer Adult Incentive Award
This award is to assist adult students who are not served effectively by the Federal Pell Grant Program but still have a relatively low income and high financial need in the Federal Formula. Most of these students are not coming directly out of high school and therefore have limited opportunities to qualify for traditional scholarships. Awards are made for one academic year and are renewable for one additional year if a student has not completed 60 credit hours. An award of $600 per semester with a maximum of $1200 per year will be made to qualifying full-time students. An award of $300 per semester with a maximum of $600 per year will be made to qualifying students attending at least half-time but less than full-time. Made possible through financial gifts from friends of the College and the Scholarship and Grant Commission.
Eric C. Schneider Award
This $2,400 award ($600 per semester for up to four semesters), is awarded to a recent Clare High School graduate and a recent Farwell High School graduate with a minimum 2.0 or better high school GPA. Additionally, the candidates must demonstrate some financial need and enroll in an Associate degree program at MMCC. This award of $600 per semester is renewable for up to four consecutive semesters provided the student maintains a 2.0 GPA & attends MMCC full-time.
Fine Arts Scholarship
This $300 scholarship is awarded to a new or returning student who is enrolled in at least nine credits (including one fine arts class) and has displayed an active interest in the fine arts. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and take at least one fine arts class per semester in order to be eligible for a maximum of four semesters if they reapply. Students must submit an essay highlighting their involvement in the arts along with a portfolio, video, or other demonstration of their work.
The deadline for submissions is September 20th and February 20th of each year.
Geoffrey A. Sweeney Memorial Scholarship
This $200 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior from Coleman High School who has a minimum 2.0 GPA and enrolls at MMCC for the following fall semester. Depending on the fund balance up to two scholarships may be awarded per year.
Gladwin Automotive Scholarship
This $500 scholarship (awarded over two semesters depending on fund availability) will be awarded to full or part time students enrolled in the Automotive program with at least 30 accumulated credits. To be eligible, the student must be a Gladwin High School graduate with a minimum 2.0 GPA (GPA should be higher in Automotive classes) and demonstrate financial need.
Isabella Bank/Cynthia A. Brownson Scholarship for Women in Business
This $500 scholarship is offered to women pursuing an Associate degree in a business-related field and who reside in Isabella or Clare Counties. To be eligible, the student must have a current college GPA of 2.5 or higher. This scholarship is not renewable.
J. Dean & Betty L. Eckersley Scholarship
This $500 per semester scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing an Associate degree in a health-related field. Additionally, the student must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum 3.0 high school or college GPA & maintain a minimum 3.0 college GPA. Preference will be given to students residing in Isabella County & who are full-time students. This scholarship is renewable for an additional five consecutive semesters.
Janice A. Langdon Memorial Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship ($500 per consecutive semester in one academic year) will be awarded to an MMCC student who is in the RN program and has a 3.3 GPA. The recipient shall receive $500 per semester provided he/she maintain full-time status and an overall 3.3 GPA.
Jean Willis BIS Scholarship
A $300 scholarship to a full time student who resides in the College's district. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be majoring in Business Information Systems, Medical Secretary, Legal Secretary, Medical Transcriptionist.
Jerry Freeland Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for students in their second year at MMCC who have successfully completed two math classes and are planning to take another math class during the semester that they receive the scholarship. Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA to be eligible. There is a $1,000 scholarship available to full-time students and a $500 scholarship available to part-time students.
Laker Distinction Presidential Scholarship
All tuition and fees at MMCC for up to 62* credit hours, which is the average for an associates degree, and it is renewable for a second year as long as recipients maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Distinguished Presidential Scholars will also receive a $500 stipend each semester to cover their required course books and supplies. Open to graduating Michigan seniors with cumulative GPA's of 3.5 or higher. These competitive scholarships will select recipients based on character, leadership, service, and academic success. Learn more at midmich.edu/distinction
Laker Distinction Scholarship
All tuition and fees at MMCC for up to 31* credit hours, which is roughly one-half of an associates degree or one year of college at fulltime status. It is non-renewable. Open to graduating Michigan seniors with cumulative GPA's of 3.5 or higher. These competitive scholarships will select recipients based on character, leadership, service, and academic success. Learn more at midmich.edu/distinction *Both in and out-district students will have all tuition and fees covered fully.
Lickly Chemistry Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded for to a full-time student who is majoring in Chemistry. Stipends of $250 per year are awarded. Criteria for awarding is based on GPA.
LUV Student Success Scholarship
This $2,000 scholarship ($1,000 each semester) is awarded to a full-time student in any associate degree program. The student must reside in Harrison, have a GPA between 2.0 and 3.0 and have financial need. The scholarship is intended to build the recipient's confidence and give them a brighter future.
Manning Family Scholarship
This scholarship, in the amount of $1,000 per year ($500 per semester), is awarded to full-time students studying business related degree programs or technical programs. The recipient must be a graduating senior from Gladwin or Beaverton High School and have a minimum 2.5 high school GPA to qualify.
Mark E. Wilson Scholarship
This $500 scholarship ($250 per semester) will be awarded to a student who has a 3.0 high school or college GPA and is a senior graduating from Farwell High School. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 college GPA and be enrolled as a full-time student.
Merlin and Lillian Meyer Scholarship
This scholarship, in various amounts, is intended to assist students who study abroad through MMCC. The scholarship is available to full time students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who demonstrate financial need.
Michael A. Stuart Endowment
The fund provides scholarships of varying levels designated for a full or part time student who is likely to use their education to succeed after graduation. The student must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) Scholarship
A $100 scholarship will be awarded to a full or part time student living in Clare County who has a GPA between 2.5 and 3.4. Financial need will also be considered in the awarding of this scholarship.
MidMichigan Health-Clare Volunteers Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is awarded annually to one student, either full or part time, enrolled in a healthcare-related program. The student must be an employee of MidMichigan Health-Clare or the child of an employee and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in both high school and at MMCC. The recipient can only receive the award once.
MMCC Retiree's Scholarship
This $500 scholarship provides assistance to academically promising students who are involved in their community and have a demonstrated financial need.
MMCC Scholastic Incentive Scholarship
This $1200 ($600 each semester) merit-based scholarship is available to full-time students based on their cumulative GPA after completing the previous Fall and Winter semesters at full-time status and accumulating at least 24 credit hours. Students are selected based on their GPA and full-time status at MMCC. This fund is made possible through financial gifts from friends of the College and the Scholarship & Grant Commission.
North Woods Nursing Center Memorial Scholarship
This $250 scholarship is awarded each semester to an employee of North Woods Nursing Center pursuing a health-related degree at MMCC. The student must be currently taking 4 or more credits and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
A full-time incoming freshman who is majoring in Pre-Engineering and has a high school GPA of 3.5 may be awarded this $600 scholarship ($300 per semester for two consecutive semesters). The recipient must take MAT 124 or higher the first semester to continue this scholarship & must also maintain a 3.5 college GPA to receive the scholarship for a second semester.
Ralph Myers Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, in the amount of $300 per year will be awarded to a graduate of Gladwin High School who has a minimum 3.0 GPA from high school or college and is a full-time student enrolled in an Associate degree program. This one time $300 scholarship may be applied towards any semester.
Richard “Rich” Smith Second-Chance Opportunity Scholarship
This scholarship provides up to 12 contact hours of in-district tuition depending on fund availability. To be eligible, students must be enrolling full-time at MMCC after a lapse of attendance from any accredited college of at least one major semester (Fall or Winter) and the student must have completed at least 15 credit hours and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. The scholarship can be maintained for up to three semesters total providing a minimum GPA of 2.5 is earned on a full-time course load in the previous semester. Preference will be given to in-district and veteran students. Preference will be given to students receiving no financial aid—including loans—from other sources. Veteran’s Benefits are not considered “other financial aid.”
Tandem Family of Companies Academic Scholarship
This scholarship, in the amount of $500 per semester will be awarded to a full-time student in any program from the State of Michigan with a 3.0 GPA or higher. This scholarship is awarded based on merit and financial need. To renew the scholarship for the Winter semester, the student must achieve at least a 3.0 GPA in the Fall semester and provide the Financial Aid office with documentation of a minimum of 15 hours of community service completed during the Fall semester.
Technical Education Awards
These $500 scholarships ($250 fall/winter semesters) will be granted to students who enroll in one of the following programs: Automotive Technology; Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning; Industrial Technology/Drafting & Design; Industrial Technology/Machine Tool; Business Information Systems; Graphic Design; Welding Technology; or construction trades. Technical Education Awards are non-need-based, and distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
Thomas Grabmeyer/MC2 Memorial Award
The purpose of this one-time award is to grant relief to students who encounter unusual circumstances while attending MMCC (pending availability of funds). Students should apply to the Financial Aid Director using the MMCC Scholarship/Grant Application and provide a written explanation of their education and/or financial circumstances.