Foundation Scholarships

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

MCC Foundation Scholarship

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 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.

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, be a U.S. permanent resident or other non-eligible citizen, or be a citizen of the Freely Associated States.
  • Must complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on or before 11:59 p.m., Sunday March 15,2020.

Deadline: The 2020-2021 online application will open at midnight, Wednesday, January 15, 2020 and will close no later than 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2020. The application must be completed in one sitting; please plan accordingly.

Applicants are also required to submit the 2020-2021 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and a copy of their most recent transcript no later than Sunday, March 15, 2020. Incomplete applications will result in automatic rejection. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

You may view and print the entire application using this PDF File, however the application must be completed online.

Students apply to all MCC Foundation Scholarships through a single online application.

*This Scholarship is currently closed

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A complete listing of all MCC Foundation Scholarships

Mayland Promise Scholarship

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).


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Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship

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.

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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.


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