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Now accepting scholarship applications for the Fall 2024 semester. All applications must be completed and Submitted by end of day on September 2, 2024.

NOTE: MCC Foundation scholarships support students whose home campus is Manchester and only for classes taken at the Manchester campus. The Foundation does not provide financial assistance to students homed at other campuses or for classes taken at other campuses.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need. Complete the FAFSA for the 2024-25 academic year if eligible to do so. If unable to complete the FAFSA, please contact the Manchester campus financial aid office for guidance.
  • Register for credit classes at or affiliated with the Manchester campus. This includes traditional, online, hybrid, and LRON classes.
  • Be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at the Manchester campus.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5.(Merit scholarships require min. 3.0 GPA). Consideration given to students with a 2.0 GPA or higher who demonstrate academic progress.

If you have questions about the scholarship program or applying for a scholarship, please email, or call Diana at 860-512-2909 and leave a message with your name, banner id, phone number and question.


  • All scholarship applicants are reviewed by financial aid to determine eligibility for a scholarship based on your FAFSA and demonstration of need. If you receive PACT or partial financial aid, we work with the financial aid office to calculate the amount of scholarship you can receive. Federal financial and/or institutional aid, (i.e. PACT, Pell, etc.) is applied first, if applicable. The MCC Foundation covers all or part of the gap in funding for your unmet needs.
  • If you are awarded a scholarship you will be notified by email from The bursar will place a memo on your student account at the time you are selected to receive the scholarship. We will not release scholarship funds to the bursar until you have accepted the award, we have verified your enrollment and unmet need, and you have written a thank you note to the donor.
  • Scholarships are only available to students who meet the criteria listed above and who are determined by financial aid to be eligible for a scholarship. Scholarships cannot be transferred to other campuses, institutions or used to cover past balances.
  • Scholarships are applied to the student’s account first to cover any outstanding tuition and fees for classes taken at the Manchester campus. Most scholarships allow remaining funds to be used at the Manchester campus bookstore for textbooks and classroom supplies (see the bursar for a book voucher). Any amounts remaining at the end of the semester are typically returned to MCC Foundation but may be refunded to the student on a case by case basis.
  • Dropping one or more classes or changing classes from the Manchester campus to another campus may affect the amount of your scholarship. Please notify financial aid if you drop classes so they can determine any changes in your financial aid or scholarship eligibility.

Students may want to apply for scholarship opportunities offered by other organizations who support community college students. Please contact each organization below with questions or to apply.

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Scholarships –
SBM Charitable Foundation Scholarships –
Rockville Bank Community Foundation Scholarships –
Community Foundation of Eastern CT –
Manchester Scholarship Foundation –
Big Y Scholarships –
Kids’ Chance of CT –

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$500 Career Development Scholarship
The applicant for this scholarship is selected by the Manchester campus...
$1,445.50 Kathleen and David Bavelas Mathematics Scholarship
Awarded to a student who is considering a teaching career in mathematics...
Varies MCC Moves Scholarship
The MCC Moves Scholarship is open to students who are wellness and/or...
$1,666.67 Raymond Damato Funds to Finish Scholarship
For last semester, covers the outstanding tuition for a Manchester...