NEW Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships Currently Available for Only MWCC Students

STEM-SET Scholarship

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is supporting 30 MWCC students with an average of a $3,300 award. Students need to pursue a STEM degree with a major such as Biology (LAB), Biotechnology (BTD), Chemistry (LACH), Computer Information Systems (CIS), Natural Resources (NRD), or Physics/Pre-Engineering (LAEP). Students must be full time, financially needy, and maintain a GPA 0f 2.5 or higher. Students will receive additional support such as mentoring, enrichment activities, and dedicated tutoring.

To apply, please complete this application (PDF). The deadline is April 1, 2015 for consideration for Fall 2015 semester.

For more information, please contact Dr. Carrie Arnold at 978-630-9240 or Veronica Guay, Assistant Dean of the School of Business, Science, Technology and Math at 978-630-9533.

Career Focused Education Scholarship

The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts and Mount Wachusett Community College are pleased to offer scholarships to support students seeking career focused education programs and improved employment opportunities.

Receive a scholarship in a short term academic program and return to the workforce quickly!

Many Mount Wachusett Community College students further their education for the purpose of reorienting themselves to a new or advanced career. Some academic programs have limited Federal and State financial aid eligibility, which can result in financial difficulty for students. The Career Focused Education Scholarship can assist with funding to encourage program completion and career eligibility.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrollment at MWCC in Advanced Manufacturing or Biotechnology Program (preferred); or enrollment at MWCC in a certificate program for career improvement
  • Financial Need Based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • From the North Central Massachusetts Area
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Completion of the MWCC Scholarship Application

Award Amount

Scholarship awards will not exceed 75 percent of the gap between a student’s cost of attendance and other financial aid and resources.

All other financial aid, scholarships, and resources will be exhausted before application of the Career Focused Education Scholarship.

To apply for the Career Focused Scholarship, please complete and submit this application.

 

 Outside Scholarship Postings

AAC’s Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship

Shorelight Global Scholarship Program

  • Deadline- April 1, 2015
  • Value- A full two-year scholarship, inclusive of tuition, housing, and airfare, to attend the undergraduate School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Bath Spa University in Bath, England, beginning in the 2015 fall semester.
  • Criteria- See application
  • Instructions/URL- http://www.mass.edu/osfa/programs/shorelight.asp  
  • Application available for download- No

 

 Scholarship Search Tools

Visit one of these websites to identify other scholarships that are available:

 

Nerd Scholar:             www.nerdwallet.com/nerdscholar/scholarships/

FastWeb:                     www.fastweb.com