Foundation Scholarships

Our goal is to make a quality education accessible to all students.

MCC Foundation Scholarship

*This Scholarship is CLOSED!!             

MCC Foundation scholarships include both endowed scholarships and in-house scholarships. Endowed scholarships begin with a gift of $10,000 or more, which is invested. Scholarships are given based on a percentage of the interest earned from the endowment. In-house scholarships are annual scholarship donations to the MCC Foundation that go directly to the scholarship recipients and are not endowed.

Awards are competitive, based on criteria established by the donors of each scholarship. The Mayland Community College Scholarship Committee, made up of MCC faculty and staff, reviews applications and selects recipients. The MCC Foundation awards scholarships without regard to race, creed, religion, color, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, or physical disability.

NEW! This year MCC Scholarships will be applied through a software system called AwardSpring. Students only need to fill out one application to apply for all MCC Foundation Scholarships. All scholarship related correspondence will go through AwardSpring, including the application, award letters, and thank you notes. You may save your application and come back to complete it by logging into your AwardSpring account. Within AwardSpring you can also see a list of the scholarships and their requirements.  

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must be enrolled at Mayland for a minimum of six (6) credit hours for each semester awarded.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or national, a U.S. permanent resident or other non-eligible citizen (per Title IV guidelines), a citizen of the Freely Associated States, or a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) designee.
  • Must complete and submit a Residency Determination Survey (RDS), MCC Application and 2021-2022 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the below listed deadline. For more information please visit MCC’s How to Apply page.
  • If requested in the scholarship application, please upload the most recent copy of your high school transcript (unofficial will suffice). If GED or HiSET recipient please see instructions in scholarship application.

Deadline: The 2021-2022 scholarship application will open on Friday, February 19, 2021 and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday April 4th, 2021. Incomplete applications will result in automatic rejection. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

If you are a CURRENT Mayland student or are dual enrolled through your high school and you have a MCC e-mail account, please use the link below. Your log-in credentials will be the same as your MCC username and password.

If you are an incoming Mayland student and DO NOT have a MCC e-mail account, please use the link below and create an account within AwardSpring.

If you have any problems logging into AwardSpring or questions about the application process, please e-mail mccfoundation@mayland.edu

A complete listing of all MCC Foundation Scholarships

*Once you have completed your application, would you take no more than five minutes and complete our MCC Foundation Scholarship Application Survey? We would greatly appreciate any and all feedback so we can ensure we are assisting our current and future students as best as possible.


Mayland Promise Scholarship

*This Scholarship is now OPEN!!

The Mayland Promise Scholarship for the Applied Engineering Associate Degree is available to High School Graduates who have successfully completed 16 credit hours of the College and Career Promise Program (CCP).  The Mayland Promise will cover tuition and fees for the remainder (up to two years) of the Associate Degree in the Applied Engineering program with Mayland Community College (MCC).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduated high school in the Spring of 2021.
  • Students must have earned a minimum of sixteen (16) credit hours from Mayland.
  • Plan to seek an Associates in the Applied Engineering program with Mayland.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or national, a U.S. permanent resident or other non-eligible citizen (per Title IV guidelines), a citizen of the Freely Associated States, or a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) designee.
  • Must complete and submit a Residency Determination Survey (RDS), MCC Application and 2021-2022 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the below listed deadline. For more information please visit MCC’s How to Apply page.
  • If requested in the scholarship application, please upload the most recent copy of your high school transcript (unofficial will suffice).

To apply for the Mayland Promise Scholarship, you must fill out an application in the AwardSpring Scholarship software using the below link.  Incomplete applications will result in automatic rejection. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

The application deadline is 11:59pm June 30, 2021.

If you have any problems logging into AwardSpring or questions about the application process, please e-mail mccfoundation@mayland.edu


Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship

*This Scholarship is now OPEN!!!

Available to Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey County residents enrolled in Applied Engineering or a related certification course. Students may receive varying amounts of scholarship funds to help them complete their studies. The funds must be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, or books.

Community Scholarships

Community Scholarships are awarded to Mayland Community College students through separate applications and often have specific criteria and requirements such as additional essays. Organizations may choose to set up a scholarship as a community scholarship or as an MCC Foundation scholarship.