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Scholarships & Grants



Scholarships and grants are available from various public and private foundations, organizations, and businesses. MCC encourages students to explore other financial aid opportunities in addition to federal and state awards and grants.

MCC has a limited number of institutional scholarships which are generally awarded to students with exceptional academic averages. In selecting recipients, the MCC Financial Aid Director reviews all applications and presents candidates to the MCC Scholarship Committee based on the student's academic record, financial need, and other requirements as described for the individual scholarships. The MCC Scholarship Committee makes the final decision on scholarship awards. Contact the MCC Financial Aid Office for more information.

Grants

The following grants may be available to you, if eligible:

  • Longleaf Commitment: The Longleaf Commitment is a grant program for North Carolina high school graduates who will attend one of our state’s "Great 58" community colleges. High school graduates may be eligible to receive this grant – not a loan – to cover tuition and fees toward a degree or to attain transfer credit. Full-time eligible students are guaranteed to receive $700 to $2,800 per academic year, for a total of two years. Less than full-time students may receive a partial award. Go to the CFNC Longleaf to get started!
  • Federal Pell Grant: The Federal Pell Grant program is designed to be the foundation of a financial aid package. The U.S. Department of Education calculates the expected family contribution for each student using a standard formula. The College uses the student's expected family contribution and his or her cost of attendance to make an annual award. All students are encouraged to apply for a Federal Pell Grant each year they are enrolled in college.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant: The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a federally funded program that provides grants for students of exceptional financial need with priority given to Pell Grant recipients.
  • North Carolina Community College Grant: The North Carolina Community College Grant is a state grant program that is available to the neediest students whose (a) Federal Pell Grants are less than the "required educational expenses" and (b) estimated income tax liability (according to federal guidelines) is too low for the family to be eligible for the Federal Tax Credit. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for this grant.

MCC Foundation Scholarships

  • Service Area High School Scholarships: The high schools in the MCC service area are provided with $500 scholarship(s) for students to attend MCC during the academic year immediately following graduation from high school. Upon satisfactory academic progress, these students will receive $500 scholarships for the following academic year as well. High school guidance officers select award recipients through a competitive process at each high school. Service Area High School Scholarships are only valid for the two years immediately following high school graduation.
  • Addie Lou's Elementary Teacher Endowed Scholarship: Candidates must be a Martin County resident majoring in Early Childhood Education or Teacher Prep (A.S. or A.A.). If first semester MCC student, required high school minimum GPA is 3.0. If in second semester or beyond at MCC, must have and maintain minimum MCC GPA of 3.0. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester.
  • Automotive Systems Technology Scholarship: Candidates must be a second-year AST student and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester.
  • A.B. Ayers Endowed Scholarship: Candidates must have earned their GED from MCC and be enrolled in a Career and Technical Education program. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester.
  • Leman & Marie Barnhill Endowed Scholarship: Candidates must be a full-time student from Martin County who have completed at least 12 credit hours in their curriculum program of study at MCC. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. One scholarship is available and is awarded as actual cost for the fall and spring semesters.
  • Bembridge Endowed Scholarship: Candidates must be a resident of MCC service area enrolled in the Medical Assisting A.A.S. Degree program or Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S. Degree program. Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. One one-time scholarship of $1,000 is available.
  • Milton Phelps Bennett Endowed Scholarship: Candidates must be a Martin County resident enrolled in a Career and Technical Education program. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester.
  • Clarence Biggs Continuing Education Scholarship: Candidates must be enrolled in a continuing education/personal interest course. One one-time scholarship of up to $500 is available.
  • Coy Lavonia Bland, Sr. Memorial Scholarship: Candidates must be enrolled in a curriculum program at MCC. Preference is given to residents of Martin County, MCC GED graduates, and/or first-generation college students. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. One $600 scholarship is available and is awarded as $300 in fall semester and $300 in spring semester.
  • Boham Endowed Scholarship by John and Cindy Davis: Candidates must be a Bertie County resident enrolled in a Career and Technical Education program. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester.
  • Dawes/Rogers Endowed Scholarship: Candidates must be a first-year equine student. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester.
  • Epps Endowed Scholarship: Candidates must be enrolled full time at MCC. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester.
  • Edgecombe-Martin County EMC Scholarship: Candidates must be a US citizen enrolled in the Electrical Systems Technology program or Lineman Academy. Should demonstrate need, good moral character, cooperative spirit, and scholarship prowess. Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0/C. Amount and number of scholarship(s) may vary up to $1,000.
  • Equine Scholarship: Candidates must be a second-year Equine Business or Equine Training student. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. Two $500 scholarships are available and are awarded as $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester.
  • D. Evans, Sr. Electrical Scholarship: Candidates must be enrolled in A.A.S. or diploma Electrical Systems Technology program. If in first semester at MCC, student must have minimum high school GPA of 3.0. If in second semester at MCC or beyond, student must have and maintain minimum MCC GPA of 2.75. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester.
  • Freeman IT Scholarship: Candidates must be a Martin County resident enrolled in the Information Technology A.A.S. Degree program. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester.
  • GED Graduate Free Class Certificate Scholarship: Provides up to six MCC credit hours (including fees) awarded to MCC GED graduates who graduated in the immediate prior academic year. Candidates may receive both the GED Graduate Free Class Scholarship and the HSE Scholarship. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. Number of scholarships varies depending on number of graduates.
  • Hardy Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Candidates must be second-year students enrolled in a business-related program (Accounting & Finance, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Medical Office Administration). Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester.
  • High School Equivalency Scholarship: This merit-based scholarship is designated for students who completed the MCC GED program. Candidates must be enrolled in a curriculum program or continuing education program at MCC with 96 hours or more that will lead to an industry-recognized credential. Candidates must write an essay stating the program in which the student enrolls as well as why he/she deserves to be awarded the scholarship. Awardees are selected through a competitive process that is overseen by the College and Career Readiness department. Scholarships are activated upon registration in the semester immediately following GED completion. Candidates may receive both the GED Graduate Free Class Scholarship and the HSE Scholarship. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. Three $500 scholarships are available and are awarded as $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester.
  • Ralph B. Holliday, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Candidates must be enrolled in Agriculture Education A.A.S. Degree program and pursuing degree to enhance farming knowledge, skill, and resource management. Preference is given to recent high school graduates who are actively involved in farming in Martin County. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester.
  • HVACR Scholarship: Candidates must be a second-year HVACR Technology student. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester.
  • W. Travis Martin Equine Award Scholarship: Candidates must be enrolled in Equine Training A.A.S. or Equine Business A.A.S. degree program. Two character references are required for all applicants. Must remain consistently in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.75. One $1,000 scholarship is available and is awarded as $500 in fall semester and $500 in spring semester.
  • W. Travis Martin PTA Award Scholarship: Candidates must be enrolled in Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S. Degree program. Must provide one personal character reference as well as one professional reference from physical therapy observation/volunteer experience. Preference given to students who have completed 100+ hours in a physical therapy clinical setting. Must remain consistently in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. One $1,000 scholarship is available and is awarded as $500 in fall semester and $500 in spring semester.
  • Newell Endowed Scholarship: Candidates must have graduated from a Martin County high school and be enrolled full time in a two-year program at MCC. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester.
  • Nicholson Scholarship: Candidates must be enrolled in a healthcare-related curriculum program. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 in fall semester and $250 in spring semester.
  • Gwen Norville Scholarship for Bertie Cadets: Must be a permanent resident of Martin or Bertie County who graduated from MCC Criminal Justice Technology Cadet Certificate Program at Bertie High School. Must now be enrolled in the curriculum Criminal Justice program at MCC. Preference given to students who strive to work in criminal justice, law enforcement, and public safety-related fields at either the local, regional, or state level in North Carolina. Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 fall semester and $250 spring semester.
  • Passell Scholarship: Candidates must be enrolled in a curriculum program at MCC. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 fall semester and $250 spring semester.
  • Piephoff Endowed Scholarship: Candidates must be enrolled full time at MCC. Preference given to a resident of Martin County. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 fall semester and $250 spring semester.
  • Ed Rick Automotive Scholarship: Candidates must be enrolled in Automotive Systems Technology program and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. One $500 scholarship is available and is awarded as $250 fall semester and $250 spring semester.
  • Williamston Fire-Rescue-EMS Scholarship: Candidates must be enrolled in the Fire Academy or EMS program at MCC and should display the merit and professionalism of those in the Fire-Rescue-EMS field. Preference given to residents of Martin County who intend to remain in Martin County to work upon completion of program of study. Must maintain satisfactory progress towards completion. Scholarship can be used for tuition/fees, books/manuals, and uniforms. $1,000 designated to Fire Academy Program and $1,000 designated to EMS program. Amount and number of scholarship(s) may vary depending upon need.
  • The Woman's Club of Williamston Scholarship: Candidates must be a resident of Williamston and have at least 12 credit hours completed at MCC. Must maintain minimum GPA of 3.0. One-time scholarship of $250 available.

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