MCC Foundation seeking scholarship applications

Aaron Freland and Erin Carmichael

Students can apply for scholarships online or by contacting the College at 641-752-7106. Pictured are Aaron Freland (MCC Academic Advising Specialist) and student Erin Carmichael.

The Marshalltown Community College Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-18 academic year. All prospective and current students should contact their MCC Academic Advising Specialist to see if their application information is on file, which will make them eligible for nearly all the more than $340,000 the Foundation expects to award. There is no deadline to apply for scholarships, but Foundation will begin awarding scholarship dollars soon, so the earlier a student applies, the better.

Students with military service in the family (including grandparents) are strongly encouraged to fill out a Loyal S. and Helen Fairall Memorial Scholarship application. Several recipients each year will receive full tuition paid for up to 16 credit hours each semester, for a value of almost $6,000. In the past two years the College has also had students receive partial tuition awards of $2,500 or more.

“We are constantly working to improve the scholarship selection process for all students who will or might attend Marshalltown Community College,” says Carol Geil, Executive Director of the MCC Foundation. “We often hear students tell us they don’t apply because they feel their grades aren’t good enough, their parents make too much money, or they assume that filling out the FAFSA is all they need to do. We like to make them aware that we have scholarships with GPA requirements starting at 2.0, and our financial need criteria often favor students who are not receiving full federal assistance. Filling out the FAFSA is an important step to applying for aid, but the scholarship application is also necessary to be considered for some Foundation awards.”

The Loyal S. and Helen Fairall Memorial Scholarship application, as well as the general application, can be found on the MCC Foundation website at www.marshalltowncommunitycollegefoundation.org/apply or by contacting the College at 641-752-7106. Most high school guidance offices can assist with the application as well. General applications are continually accepted, but the Fairall Scholarship deadline is March 31, 2017.