General scholarships are awarded each year based on the earnings of the Foundation’s endowment. Currently, the MCC Foundation endowment is over $1 million. A typical MCC Foundation General Scholarship is $500 – $1,000. The award does not exceed the cost of tuition, books, and fees for any academic year.

Scholarship Qualifications

Recipients must be North Carolina residents for tuition purposes as set forth by the North Carolina General Assembly. Priority will be given to Montgomery County residents first. Second priority will be given to residents of contiguous counties and then to all other state residents.

Applicants must have applied for the Federal Pell Grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and results received by the Financial Aid Office. Priority will be given to students ineligible for the Pell Grant and to those students requiring financial assistance to attend college.

The student must be enrolled at least on a half-time basis in a curriculum program and must maintain a G.P.A. at or above the level required for graduation.