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Theodora (Teddie) Kowalczyk Alumni Association Scholarship

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.5
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Amount Awarded: Varies


Criteria Checklist:

  •  Awarded to students who are children, parents, siblings, spouses, grandparents, grandchildren, step-parents, step-children, or step-siblings of paid MVCC Alumni Association members
  •  Must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA. 

Application Process: Contact MVCC Alumni Office in Payne Hall Room 220 for an application.
Selection by: Alumni Association Committee

 

Association of Mohawk Valley Administrators (AMVA)

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0 
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students 
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Award is given to an incoming freshman or to a continuing senior who is enrolled full-time.
Amount Awarded: Up to $300


Criteria Checklist:

  • Preference shall be given to sons and daughters of AMVA members, the AMVA selection committee may make an award to non-AMVA students based on academic achievement, college or community involvement and financial need
  • Must be full-time

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General scholarship application.
Selection by: AMVA Scholarship Review Committee

 

Auxiliary Services Corporation Student Leadership Scholarship


Deadline: See Application Form for Specific April Deadline
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Students who demonstrate academic scholarship and financial need will be considered.
Amount Awarded: Varies, up to $1,500


Criteria Checklist: Must be full-time or part-time matriculated students enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Mohawk Valley Community College.  Be aware that a scholarship could change your financial aid eligibility, meaning this scholarship may have to be paid to a student loan.  Awards will be based upon applicant’s service and participation in one or more of the following areas:

  • College Services (Tutoring, College Committees, Special Events)
  • Student Services (Student Congress, Clubs, Athletics)
  • Community Services (Work with any Service or Religious Organization)

In addition, consideration will also be given to academic record and need.


Application Process: Pick up application from Auxiliary Services (Alumni College Center Room 206).
Selection by: Auxiliary Services


BOCES of Oneida-Herkimer-Madison Counties/MVCC Foundation

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.75
Available to: 1st Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: It is hoped that the Vocational-Technical Scholarship and the MVCC Foundation Scholarship will help deserving graduates meet their financial obligations at MVCC.
Amount Awarded: $500 as tuition credit


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a graduate of BOCES of Oneida-Herkimer-Madison Counties Vocational Technical School located at Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY or
  • A BOCES student enrolled in the New Visions Program located at Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY and must be planning to attend MVCC full-time in the Fall 
  • The awards are based on academic excellence (90% attendance), participation in vocational activities


Application Process: Applications must be mailed to BOCES of Oneida-Herkimer-Madison Counties Administrative Offices, Middle Settlement Rd, New Hartford, NY 13413.
Selection by: BOCES of Oneida-Herkimer-Madison Counties Administrators


Mike Briggs Scholarship


Deadline: April 1
GPA: 80 or 2.5
Available to: 1st Year students
Duration: 2 Semesters
Description: Established by Mike Briggs ’63, to help attract high caliber, well-rounded students to MVCC.  Recipients of this scholarship can be justifiably proud because in addition to being excellent students, they will also personify many of the other attributes including diligence, loyalty, generosity and an appreciation of one’s roots that have helped make Mike’s career (Region Manager – Vice President, Corporate Headquarters, United Parcel Services) so successful.
Amount Awarded: $1,000 as tuition credit, books and fees only (for each semester), less aid

Criteria Checklist:

  • Preference is given to students residing out-of-county in keeping with Mr. Briggs’ interest in helping to promote a diverse student body
  • Must maintain an GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Must be studying full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours)
  • Incoming freshmen or freshman-eligible transfers
  • Preference students with exceptional extracurricular activities
  • Preference to students planning to live in the dorms

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee


Susan Q. Chapin Memorial


Deadline: November 15
GPA: 2.5
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This scholarship was established in memory of Susan Q. Chapin by her parents, Mary and Ed Chapin, to pay tribute to their daughter’s short yet accomplished life.
Amount Awarded: $200 or higher


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours minimum)
  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours 
  • Must be a female
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Must be working up to her ability and have demonstrated financial need 

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee


W. Dennis Copeland Memorial

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This scholarship fund was established by Robert Copeland, Dennis’s Brother, and his parents, Jane and Warren in memory of Dennis who passed away in 1980 from cancer. 
Amount Awarded Amount Varies in tuition credit.


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a full-time student
  • Financial need is given preference

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Senator James H. Donovan Memorial

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester (May be renewed if student maintained a 3.0)
Description: This scholarship was established in memory of Senator Donovan who passed away in 1990.  He was a New York State Senator and represented Oneida, Herkimer and Lewis Counties from 1966 until 1990.
Amount Awarded: Varies

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a high school graduate OR
  • Must be matriculated students
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours minimum)
  • Must be residing in Oneida, Herkimer, or Lewis Counties
  • Based on academic promise, community involvement, and financial self-help

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Exceptional Student

Deadline: April 1
GPA: Top 10% of class
Available to: 1st Year students
Duration: May be renewed
Description: A limited number of full-tuition scholarships are awarded annually to students graduating in the top 10% of their class from accredited New York State public or private high schools located outside Oneida County.  Recipients may receive the award for four consecutive terms, less financial aid, provided they maintain a 3.0 GPA. 
Amount Awarded: Full Tuition, Less Financial Aid (including up to $500 Pell)

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be in the top 10% of their class
  • Must be from outside of Oneida County
  • Must be enrolled at MVCC for a minimum of 12 credit hours.
  • Must have a letter of verification that you are in the top 10% of your graduating class from your high school principal or guidance department
  • Applicant must also submit documentation of extraordinary extra-curricular credentials, i.e. class or community leader, exceptional recognition and honors received in the arts and sciences, exceptional athletic skills, etc.
  • Students who are selected as Exceptional Student Scholarship recipients have earned an invitation to apply for the Honors Program.  Information and the application form may be found at this link:  www.mvcc.edu/honors-program
  • A copy of a high school transcript and a letter of recommendation


Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for an official application which is required to apply for this scholarship.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Pat & Fern Fausto Scholarship

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This scholarship was set up in 1993 by Pat in memory of his beloved wife, Fern.  Pat passed away in 2004 but his beliefs will live on through this scholarship legacy for years to come.
Amount Awarded Up to $1000 as tuition credit


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a full-time student

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Dr. Armond J. Festine Memorial

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Dr. Festine was a former Dean of Community Services at MVCC.
Amount Awarded: $100 as tuition credit

Criteria Checklist:

  • Part-time students who have demonstrated superior scholarship in view of extraordinary financial, job, or family responsibilities will be eligible to receive the award 

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Harold T. Fitzpatrick Memorial


Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: In memory of Harold Fitzpatrick, Math Dept. faculty from 1968 -1973.
Amount Awarded: Varies


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a Full-time student, regardless of academic major.
  • Have completed 2 math courses here at MVCC, 1 must be a credit bearing course, MA 105 or above
  • Must have 2 letters of recommendation from MVCC Faculty members (1 must be from a math instructor)

The following criteria will also be considered: 
o Demonstrated individual growth
o Overall scholastic achievement
o Potential for further achievement
o Demonstrated financial need

Please attach an additional piece of paper explaining why you should be considered for this award.  Keeping in mind the criteria for this award, provide any information about yourself that you feel would be helpful to the selection committee.  Be sure your response is well-written and gives a clear picture of your goals and abilities.


Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Mathematics Faculty


Follett Textbook Scholarship

Deadline: November 15 and April 1
GPA: 2.0 or higher
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Follett Bookstore annually supports a number of scholarships for students attending MVCC on a full-time or part-time basis.
Amount Awarded 2 at $500 Textbook Credit Scholarships – November 15th Deadline
2 at $500 Textbook Credit Scholarships – April 1st Deadline


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Must be Full-Time or Part-Time Student
  • Academic Achievement
  • Financial Need
  • Community Involvement and/or Service
  • Education/Work Ethic

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Mychal Robert Harris Memorial Scholarship


Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: The Mychal R. Harris Memorial Scholarship was established to honor and preserve the memory of one of MVCC’s most promising students. The scholarship is to help other students to follow in Mychal’s footsteps and to ensure a lasting legacy to him.
Amount Awarded: $500 as tuition credit

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be an African-American Student
  • Incoming Freshman
  • A resident of the City of Utica
  • Financial Need is given preference

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Bob Houston Memorial


Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st Year students
Duration: 2 Semesters
Description: The New Hartford Rotary Club scholarship was established in the name of Robert Houston, an Associate Dean of Students at MVCC from 1964-1977.  Mr. Houston served as president of the New Hartford Rotary Club in 1968-1969. 
Amount Awarded: $750 as tuition credit for each fall semester


Criteria Checklist:

  • Award given primarily on financial need
  • Must be a recent graduate of New Hartford High School or
  • A resident of the Town of New Hartford who plans to attend MVCC
  • Must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA. in order to receive the scholarship in the second year

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: New Hartford High School and New Hartford Rotary

 

Liberty and Mary Leo Memorial Scholarship


Deadline: November 15
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st Year
Duration: Automatically Renewed (student need not reapply if they continue to meet eligibility requirements)
Description: The family of Liberty and Mary Leo have established a scholarship in honor of their parents for a New Hartford High School graduate who will be attending Mohawk Valley Community College.
Amount Awarded: $500


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a New Hartford High School Graduate at the end of the current school year and enter MVCC
  • Must be a resident of Oneida County
  • Must be a Full-Time Matriculated Student
  • Financial Need
  • Academic Achievement
  • Community Involvement and/or Service
  • Entrepreneurial Skills, Endeavors, and/or Achievements
  • Education/Work Ethic
  • 1st Generation Student

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee


Father David G. Looney Memorial


Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.75
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Father Looney was chaplain at SUNY IT, the Utica Fire Department, and at the MVCC Newman Center until his passing in 1988. 
Amount Awarded Minimum of $250 for tuition, fees, books & supplies only


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a full-time student
  • Must be a matriculated student in a degree or certificate program
  • Must be a son or daughter of a Utica fire fighter and will exemplify the ideals, qualities and moral character of Father David G. Looney 
  • Scholarship is non-renewable

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Charles A. and Laura M. Lupica Scholarship

Deadline: November 15 and April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students 
Duration: 1 Semester (Scholarship is Renewable; Student Must Reapply Each Semester)
Description: Charles A. Lupica and Laura Marie Nardozza Lupica were children of immigrants who grew up in Sherrill and Rome respectively during the Great Depression.  The oldest in each of their families, they never had the opportunity to go to college.  After they married and had children, they made it a priority that each of their four children would receive a college education.

When she was in her sixties and her children were grown, Laura wanted to take a few classes in writing, something she had dabbled in as a young wife and mother.  She enrolled in MVCC Rome, took courses in English Composition, and was encouraged by the instructors who found that she had a talent for writing.  At age 75, she wrote and had published a book called Up and Down the Street which gives readers a glimpse of life growing up as an Italian immigrant in Rome, New York in the 20’s and 30’s.

Both Laura and Charles valued education and for Laura, MVCC was the college she had the opportunity to attend.  Through her course work and the inspiration of the instructors there, she went on to write a book that is her legacy to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In their loving memories, their children have established the Charles A. and Laura M. Lupica Scholarship, to help a returning adult student, like their mother, become educated and inspired.

Amount Awarded: $600

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be an Adult Student Returning to School (Age 25 and older)
  • Must be a Resident of Madison or Oneida County
  • Must be Part-Time or Full-Time Matriculated Student
  • Must show Financial Need
  • Education/Work Ethic
  • Academic Achievement

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund New Career Scholarship

Deadline: November 15 and April 1
GPA: Min. Cum. 2.0 GPA
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: The M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank established this fund to assist returning adult students who are attending MVCC part-time, and are working to complete a degree program. 
Amount Awarded: Varies


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a Part-Time Returning Adult Student who has completed a minimum of 6 Credit Hours at MVCC and is registered for a minimum of 6 Credit Hours at MVCC
  • Must be a resident of New York State
  • Must show financial need
  • Academic Achievement

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Adult Learner Services

 

Honorable Leon Marketos Memorial

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.5
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Award to full-time students in the Human Services and Psychology Department or who are of Greek heritage enrolled in any MVCC academic program. 
Amount Awarded: $200 as tuition credit


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a full-time student in the Human Services and Psychology program or
  • Must be a full-time student who is of Greek heritage enrolled in any MVCC academic program (must show that you have a Greek Heritage)
  • Must have a minimum GPA. of 2.5
  • Must provide a listing of their community service volunteer work

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

David Mathis Minority Scholarship


Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.5
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This scholarship was established for the purpose of recruiting and attracting potentially deserving minority students to MVCC.  David Mathis is now a trustee of MVCC, has served as VP of the MVCC Foundation, is currently director of Employment & Training for Oneida County.
Amount Awarded: $500 tuition credit

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must be a minority student
  • Have demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Have at least a moderate degree of financial need
  • Must be full-time (12 or more credit hours per semester)

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Jeremiah McCarthy Family Scholarship

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.75
Available to: 1st Year students
Duration: 2 Semesters
Description: This scholarship is awarded to a student from Holland Patent High School.  This scholarship will be awarded for the student’s first year (two semesters). 
Amount Awarded: Full Tuition less financial aid


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a senior graduating in good standing from Holland Patent High School 

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Holland Patent High School

 

Edward V. Mele Scholarship

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Edward V. Mele was the son of an Italian immigrant from New York City.  He moved his father’s jewelry box manufacturing business to Utica back in the mid 1950’s.  Mele, was more than a successful business leader, he was a compassionate benefactor in his community.
Amount Awarded: $2,500 as tuition credit


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be an incoming freshman having recently graduated from high school
  • Must have a GPA of 85 or higher or
  • Be a first-year MVCC student continuing at MVCC for their second year, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be residents of Oneida, Herkimer or Madison Counties

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Jeremy Merry, Resident Assistant Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: November 15 and April 1
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This scholarship was established in memory of Jeremy Merry who passed away at the age of 24 from Leukemia.  He graduated from MVCC in 2008 with a degree in Graphic Communication/Graphic Design.  Jeremy was very proud of being a Resident Assistant at MVCC.  His kindness and thoughtfulness touched the hearts of everyone.
Amount Awarded: $500


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a current Resident Assistant who has completed one semester at MVCC (successful performance as a Resident Assistant based on performance appraisals from student and staff recommendations) 
  • Financial Need
  • Community Involvement and/or Service
  • Education/Work Ethic

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Jeremy Merry, Resident Assistant Memorial Scholarship Committee

 

Congressman Donald J. Mitchell Family Scholarship

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Upon leaving his congressional seat, Mitchell contributed the remainder of his campaign fund balance to the Community Foundation, for the designated purpose of providing scholarships to those attending HCCC and MVCC.
Amount Awarded: Amount varies as tuition credit


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time MVCC student
  • Must be a resident of Oneida, Herkimer, Hamilton, Schoharie and selected townships in Montgomery, Schenectady and Otsego Counties 
  • Must have graduated from high school
  • Must exhibit academic promise; demonstrate leadership potential; be involved in community affairs and have financial need 

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee


Scholarship Name Theodore “Ted” Moore Memorial

Deadline: November 15
GPA: 2.3
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Associate Professor Moore joined MVCC in the Mathematics Dept. as an Instructor in 1981.  Ted was admired and respected by his students and peers; he was genuinely trying new techniques, involving all aspects of the educational process and always making himself available for counsel.  In December 1996, he was tragically taken from his family, friends, students, and colleagues through the actions of a drunk driver. 
Amount Awarded: 2 at $400 as tuition credit

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be matriculated
  • Must have completed a minimum of 30 credits
  • Must have a GPA of 2.3 or higher 
  • Students must give supportive evidence of why they qualify for this award and submit an essay showing how they demonstrate a broad range of activities and commitment to their community 
  • Must be nominated by a member of the faculty or staff for this scholarship

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Theodore “Ted” Moore Memorial Scholarship Committee


MVCC Class of ‘53 Scholarship

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Funded and sponsored by members of the Class of ’53.
Amount Awarded: Varies


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be full-time (min of 12 credit hours) MVCC student who is scheduled to enter their second year in the fall
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need 
  • A 125-word essay on how you meet this criterion is required  

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for an official brochure and application.
Selection by: MVCC Class of ‘53 Scholarship Committee

 

MVCC Professional Association

Deadline: December 1
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: True to our motto of “United for Excellence in Education,” the PA awards a scholarship to a currently enrolled MVCC student.
Amount Awarded: $1,000


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours at MVCC at the time of application
  • Must submit a current MVCC transcript reflecting a 3.0 GPA
  • Must include 2 letters of recommendation
  • Must write a 500-word essay on one of the following topics:

o The Importance of Labor Unions in American Society
o The Value of a Community College Education


Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for an official MVCC Professional Association Scholarship application.
Selection by: Professional Association Committee

 

Gioia Murine Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: November 15 and April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This scholarship was established by Santina Murine Pavia and Dominic Pavia in memory of Gioia Murine who died at the age of 27.  She was a 1983 graduate of T.R. Proctor High School and attended SUNY Geneseo.  She had a big heart and a beautiful smile.  She touched the hearts of those who knew her.
Amount Awarded: $500 as tuition credit and books


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a Graduate of Thomas R. Proctor High School
  • Must be a Resident of Oneida County
  • Must be a Full-Time Student
  • Must show Financial Need
  • Academic Achievement
  • Education/Work Ethic
  • Community Involvement and /or Service

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Lance Corporal Blaise A. Oleski Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: November 15 and April 1
GPA: 2.5
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This scholarship was established in memory of Lance Corporal Blaise A. Oleski who died at age 22 during combat in Afghanistan.  The scholarship will honor his dedication and exceptional moral character and will support future students who demonstrate these qualities.  Full-time or part-time students are eligible to apply.
Amount Awarded: $1,000

Criteria Checklist:

  • Current or Past Military Service including delayed entry program
  • Financial Need
  • Community Involvement and/or Service

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Presidential Scholarship 

Deadline: N/A
GPA: Top 10% of Class
Available to: 1st Year students
Duration: 1 Year — may be renewed, up to 4 consecutive semesters
Description: These scholarships are awarded to students who graduate in the top 10% their high school class.  This prestigious award provides one year of full tuition to MVCC.  It may be renewed for a second year providing the student maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0. 
Amount Awarded: Full tuition, Less Financial Aid (including up to $500 Pell)
Criteria Checklist:

  • You must be an Oneida County resident who is a graduate of an Oneida County secondary school OR
  • An Oneida County resident who has graduated from a secondary high school outside of Oneida County within New York State OR
  • A resident from a contiguous county who has graduated from an Oneida County secondary school
  • An applicant is eligible to apply for the scholarship within one year following high school graduation 
  • Must apply for admission to the College using the MVCC application for admission form 
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student, taking a minimum of 12 credit hours during each semester 
  • Must apply yearly for the PELL and TAP awards
  • Must maintain a minimum “B” (3.0) average for each semester in attendance to maintain the scholarship 
  • Eligible students will receive a scholarship award of full resident tuition, less amounts awarded by PELL and TAP
  • Students who are selected as Presidential Scholarship recipients have earned an invitation to apply for the Honors Program.  Information and the application form may be found at this link:  www.mvcc.edu/honors-program
  • Eligibility is limited to four consecutive semesters of attendance

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for an Official MVCC Presidential Scholarship Application.
Selection by: Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

Dr. Joanne Horn Rettke Memorial Scholarship


Deadline: November 15 and April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: After receiving her doctorate in 1979, Dr. Joanne Horn Rettke accepted a position at Mohawk Valley Community College as Director of Programs for Women & Senior Adults.  In 1985, her title was changed to Director of Community Services.  While at MVCC she was one of the founding   members of the Mohawk Valley Business Women’s Network which is still in operation today.  Dr. Rettke was best known for her mentoring and encouragement of women who transitioned from the home to the workforce.  Her motto was “that’s interesting, let’s give it a try.” 
Amount Awarded: Varies


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a Returning Adult Student
  • First Generation Student struggling to earn a degree (Example: working mom, etc.)
  • Must be a Resident of Herkimer, Madison or Oneida County
  • Education/Work Ethic
  • Must show Financial Need
  • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or Higher
  • Must be Part-Time or Full-Time Matriculated Student

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Alexander Scicchitano Memorial

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.5
Available to: 1st Year
Duration: 1 Year
Description: This scholarship is in memory Alexander Scicchitano who was here for just a very short time.  This is an inspiration for the establishment of this most worthy award that honors a high school student who has unselfishly given his or her time to do volunteer work in their community.  This will be awarded to a high school senior at Rome Free Academy.  
Amount Awarded: Full tuition less financial aid


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be High School Senior from Rome Free Academy
  • Preference will be given to a student who has done community service work for at least 2 years, especially in assisting the elderly or infirm
  • Must apply for financial aid (TAP)
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. to qualify for a second semester

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Daron Malik Jae Simpson Memorial

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st and 2nd Year students (May be renewable – depending on maintaining 2.0 GPA)
Duration: Up to four uninterrupted fall and spring semesters leading to an MVCC degree or certificate
Description: For young single mothers who are on the path to self-sufficiency and who have demonstrated a genuine interest in self-improvement.  This scholarship is in memory of Daron Malik Jae Simpson who lost his life due to an act of violence on November 10, 2004.  He was just over 2 ½ years of age at the time. 
Amount Awarded: $500 per semester for tuition and fees.  If tuition costs and fees are covered by financial aid or other resources, funds may be used for other educational expenses.  Maximum award is $2,000 for qualifying applicants.  Automatically renewed for recipients meeting enrollment and grade requirements.
 

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a single mother
  • A high school graduate or matriculated MVCC student in good academic standing
  • Must be matriculated in a degree or certificate program
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours of courses in each qualifying semester 
  • Eligible applicants will be residents of Oneida County who demonstrate financial need, and who have taken the initiative to personally improve their lives, and the lives of their families, through education and/or training, employment or other avenues.  Applicants should provide a statement describing their need and educational goals, and at least one letter of reference from a teacher, counselor or member of the clergy which specifically addresses these issues, and verifies their status as a young single mother.  Preference will be given to single mothers under the age of 30.

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Daron Malik Jae Simpson Memorial Scholarship Committee

 

Steven Daniel Smallen Memorial

Deadline: April 1
Available to: 1st Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This scholarship fund was established in memory of Steven Daniel Smallen who passed away in 1992.  Steve was a multi-talented and intelligent individual that was determined to overcome whatever obstacles came his way with his characteristically gentle manner, quick smile and a keen sense of humor. 
Amount Awarded: $600 tuition credit


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a graduate from Clinton Central School
  • Must have plans to attend MVCC on a full-time basis.  The award is based on a combination of academic promise, financial need and community service.

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Sodexo/MVCC Foundation Meal Plan Scholarship

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This award provides two incoming, full-time students with nineteen (19) meals per week in the MVCC Dining Hall for one semester of their freshman year.
Amount Awarded: Free 19 meals per week


Criteria Checklist: • Must have maintained at least a 2.0 GPA high school average
• They are selected on the basis of their participation in student and/or community activities prior to admission to MVCC
• Must complete and submit this application with a high school transcript and a letter of recommendation

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

David & Virginia Ward

Deadline: November 15 & April 1
GPA: 2.8
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 2 Semesters
Description: To enable a senior student with limited financial resources, who has demonstrated academic potential, the ability to complete their program. 
Amount Awarded: $500 as tuition credit – Less TAP & Pell for each semester


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must complete the FAFSA form  
  • Must have 2.8 GPA. during their Freshman year at MVCC
  • Must be a resident of New York State
  • Must be enrolled full-time, taking a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester
  • Eligibility is limited to 2 consecutive semesters of attendance 

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Women’s Christian Association of Utica

Deadline: November 15
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This association annually supports a number of scholarships for female students, full-time or part-time, attending MVCC.
Amount Awarded: Minimum of $250 as tuition credit

Criteria Checklist: 

  • Preference is given to Oneida County residents 
  • Female Students only

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee