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Scholarship Information

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Did you know  that MVCC offers scholarships to students?

A comprehensive list of scholarships along with requirements and the application can be found directly through our Office for Institutional Advancement

A majority of the deadlines for these scholarships are either November 15th or April 1st each year.

For the second consecutive year, two out of three of the Zonta Scholarship for Women awards went to MVCC students!

Zonta Club of Utica - Scholarship Awards for Women

Zonta, an international service organization of professional and executive women, recognizes the importance of education in giving women the skills to either return to the work force or gain new training for meaningful employment.  Three Zonta scholarships for $1,000 each are available annual to women who are resuming their education to prepare for employment or to achieve the education needed to improve their employment opportunities.

Candidates must be a female student 25 years or older who had to leave or postpone formal education to deal with adult responsibility (caring for children, an ill family member, or the need for employment).  Candidates must demonstrate significant need after all other forms of financial assistance have been exhausted.  Funds may be used for any college or personal expense related to the accomplishment of the applicant's educational goal.  Applicants must reside or attend school in Utica or its immediate suburbs and must be carrying a minimum of six (6) credit hours of study per semester.

Applications are available through the Adult Learner Services Office usually no later than Feb 1st.  Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1st.

Talbots Scholarship for Women


Applicants to the Talbots Scholarship Program must:

    * Be women currently residing in the United States or Canada;
    * Be women who earned a high school diploma or their GED on or before September 2002;
    * Be enrolled or planning to enroll in full- or part-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-, three- or four-year college or university in the United States or Canada;
    * Be attending the full 2012-13 academic year and receiving a degree no earlier than May 2013; and
    * Have at least two semesters (24 credit hours or more) remaining to complete an undergraduate degree as of the beginning of the 2012 fall academic term.

Talbots and Scholarship America employees or family members are not eligible to apply to this program.

Only the first 5,000 eligible applications submitted will be processed.


You can find the application and additional information directly through the talbot's  page.

Finch College Alumnae Association Foundation Scholarship

This one time, $2,000 scholarship, is awarded to a woman over the age of 22  who is in her second year second at a community college and  who plans on transferring to a four year accredited institution.

Deadline:  Every May 15th

For more information please visit their website.