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Application-based scholarship opportunities are available to Metropolitan Community College students throughout the academic year. Scholarships may be awarded based on financial need, academic progress, program of study or a combination of these factors. 

Note: A completed FAFSA is required at the MCC Financial Aid office for all need-based scholarships.
Note: There are two application windows currently open; one application for first-time students starting MCC in Fall 2019, and another application for current MCC students attending the Spring 2019 academic quarter.  Please select the application that best fits your situation.



               button with link to MCC recruit application        button with link to awardspring

                     Click the Button to apply for                          Click the Button to apply for
            First-Time MCC Student  Scholarships        Current MCC Student Scholarships  
                                (Starting Fall 2019)                                           (Spring 2019 Quarter)


Details for First-Time MCC Student

Directions to complete the scholarship application:

  1. Click the left "Apply Now!" button above and complete an MCC Enrollment Application

  2. Be sure to click "yes" to the question about applying for scholarships 

  3. Submit the "Essay Questions" forms in your Supplemental Items

  • Tell us about a time when you faced a challenge, setback or failure. What did you do to overcome it, how did it impact you and what did you learn from the experience?

  • Please describe an issue, purpose or idea that fascinates you. What makes it so appealing to you, and how have you pursued a deeper understanding of it?

That's it!  You will receive a notification that you've completed your scholarship application.  You will be notified of our decision by April 1. 

**If you applied to MCC prior to Jan. 1, 2019, you will be contacted on
how to complete your scholarship application**

Scholarships Available for Fall 2019 first-time MCC students

Deadline: March 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

  • Board of Governors Graduating Senior Scholarship

  • Future Forward Scholarship

  • Johnny Rodgers Career and Technical Education Scholarship

  • Take It Further Scholarship

Details for Current MCC Students

Directions to complete the scholarship application:

  1. Click the right "Apply Now!" button above and complete an AwardSpring account.

  2. Answer every question the best you can and click "Submit Application"

  3. Complete any outstanding "Items Requiring Completion" on your Dashboard

That's it!  You will receive a notification about your scholarship
application prior to the beginning of Spring quarter. 

Scholarships available for current MCC students

  • Over 125 MCC Foundation Scholarships Available
    • Program-Based Scholarships Available
    • Merit-Based Scholarships Available
    • Need-Based Scholarships Available
    • Combination of the above
  • Continuing Student Scholarship
  • Completion Scholarship

External scholarships


The Scholarship Office will effectively award, communicate and coordinate all private and institutional aid to support MCC’s mission of providing accessible and affordable education for our students, with an eye toward improving enrollment, retention and completion rates.

HOW the process WORKS

Scholarships are a gift that reduce the overall cost of attending MCC. These gifts do not need to be repaid, and are the ideal opportunity for all MCC students to keep college costs low. Students are required to fill out an application, and each application will be sorted and ranked by criteria specific to each scholarship opportunity. Students selected for each scholarship will be notified of their award, and the award will be placed on the student's account once all scholarship paperwork is complete.  

Scholarship Application Calendar

Incoming Fall 2019 MCC Students

Current MCC Students

STATistics at mcc

  • More than 125 scholarship opportunities available

  • Over $3 million in scholarships available

Frequently asked questions 


Scholarship Office
Metropolitan Community College
30th and Fort streets
P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE 68103-0777