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The MVCC Foundation awards more than 372 scholarships at a value of approximately $400,000 each year. Awards range from $100 to full-tuition. All scholarships may be used toward tuition, while others may be used for books, fees, and other costs. Each of the over 130 scholarships has a unique set of criteria which determines a student’s eligibility. With the range of criteria, nearly every student will find one or more scholarships for which they qualify. Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen, second-year students, returning adults, and part- time students.

  • An application must be submitted for all scholarships.
  • If you are currently a student at MVCC, your scholarship application must be accompanied by your most recent transcript, as well as a letter of recommendation from one of your instructors or advisors. If a faculty member wishes to forward a letter to us directly, please check with our office prior to the deadline to make sure it arrived.
  • If you are a prospective student who plans to attend MVCC in the near future, please include your high school transcript plus a letter of recommendation from your high school principal or guidance department.
  • You may apply for more than one scholarship, as long as you meet the criteria.
  • Any full tuition award is based on the current New York State resident tuition cost.
  • To be eligible for scholarships, you must be a matriculated student and complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) application prior to the submission of scholarship applications.
  • For scholarship purposes, Incoming Students are new students who will be starting their first semester at MVCC, Returning Students are students already attending MVCC who plan to return next semester, and Graduating Students are students currently in their last semester at MVCC.

Please make sure to read the eligibility criteria carefully; if you have questions about the criteria, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at MVCC at the Utica Campus, 1101 Sherman Drive, Payne Hall room 220, or call 315-792-5555. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Scholarship Search

  • Using the filters below, scholarships can be searched by semester and one additional criteria filter at a time.
  • For Student Class Year Status, Incoming Students are new students who will be starting their first semester at MVCC, Returning Students are students already attending MVCC who plan to return next semester, and Graduating Students are students currently in their last semester at MVCC.
  • For Registration Status, students enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester are considered full-time and students enrolled in 11 or fewer credits per semester are considered part-time.
  • International students can use the Residency filter to search for scholarships that have no residency requirements.
  • The Area of Study filter can be used to search for scholarships that are restricted to specific majors by School (Ex: School of Art, School of Health Sciences, etc.). Scholarships in the All Majors category do not have major-specific restrictions and are open to students in any major.
  • The Age Requirement filter can be used to search for scholarships only available to returning adult students aged 25 or older.

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Scholarship Name Semester Awarded Student Status Registration Status Age Requirement Residency Area of Study
Albert Pabin Science Scholarship Fall Returning Full-time   New York State Resident Health Sciences, STEM
Albert V. Payne Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
Alfio Santucci Scholarship Fall Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
Anthony Givens Memorial Scholarship Spring Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Public and Human Services, STEM
Anthony Torchia Memorial Scholarship Spring Incoming, Returning Full-time   New York State Resident STEM
Association of Mohawk Valley Administrators (AMVA) Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
Ballou/Feldmeier Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
Bob Clarke Scholarship Fall Graduating Part-time, Full-time     Art
Bob Houston Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming Part-time, Full-time   New York State Resident All Majors
BOCES of Oneida-Herkimer-Madison Counties/MVCC Foundation Scholarship Fall Incoming Full-time   New York State Resident All Majors
Carmen G. Caruso Memorial Scholarship Spring Returning Full-time   New York State Resident Business and Hospitality
Cecil A. Nellenback Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice Spring Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement Public and Human Services
Charles A. and Laura M. Lupica Scholarship Spring, Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time Ages 25+ New York State Resident All Majors
Charles E. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   New York State Resident Business and Hospitality
Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Scholarship Spring Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Business and Hospitality
Civil Engineering Scholarship Fund Fall Returning Full-time   New York State Resident STEM
Congressman Donald J. Mitchell Family Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   New York State Resident All Majors
Coxwell-Davis Memorial Aviation Maintenance Technician Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
D’Arcangelo & Co. Accounting Scholarship Spring Returning Part-time, Full-time     Business and Hospitality, STEM
Daniel J. Pieloch, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Spring, Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time Ages 25+ New York State Resident STEM
Daron Malik Jae Simpson Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   New York State Resident All Majors
Darren and David Minority Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
Dennis E. Finn Memorial Scholarship Spring, Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time Ages 25+ No Residency Requirement STEM
Digital Animation Scholarship Fall Graduating Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Art
Douglas J. Bauer Excellence-in-Chemistry Scholarship Fall Graduating Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
Dr. Armond J. Festine Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
Dr. Carmelita Lomeo-Smrtic Memorial Scholarship for Childhood Education Spring, Fall Incoming Full-time   New York State Resident Public and Human Services
Dr. Jim Dyer for Academic Excellence Scholarship Fall Graduating Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Humanities
Dr. Joanne Horn Rettke Memorial Scholarship Spring, Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time Ages 25+ New York State Resident All Majors
Dr. Linda Gigliotti Scholarship Spring Returning Full-time Ages 25+ New York State Resident Business and Hospitality
Dr. Ralph J. Eannace and Althea M. Phillips Eannace, J.D. Memorial Scholarship Spring Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
Edward G. Hays Aviation Career Scholarship Spring Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
Edward G. Hays Aviation Career Scholarship – Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) Program Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
Edward Juergensen Memorial Scholarship Fall Graduating Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Art
Elbert Stillwaggon Memorial Scholarship Spring, Fall Returning Full-time   New York State Resident Public and Human Services
Engineering Science & Computer Science Scholarship Fall Returning Full-time   New York State Resident STEM
Excellence in Trades Scholarship Fall Graduating Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield Scholarship Fall Returning Full-time   New York State Resident Health Sciences
Father David G. Looney Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
Faxton Hospital Alumni Association Scholarship Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time   New York State Resident Health Sciences
Fine Arts Scholarship Fall Graduating Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Art
Fiore-Schaffer Scholarship Fall Graduating Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
For Pete’s Sake Scholarship Spring Incoming Full-time   New York State Resident STEM
Francis A. Wilcox Memorial Adult Student Scholarship Spring, Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time Ages 25+ New York State Resident All Majors
Francis A. Wilcox Memorial Exceptional Student Scholarship Fall Incoming Full-time   New York State Resident All Majors
Francis A. Wilcox Memorial Presidential Scholarship Spring, Fall Incoming Full-time   New York State Resident All Majors
Frank P. Tobiasz Memorial Scholarship for Mechanical and Manufacturing Programs Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
Friedberg-Grossman Scholarship Spring Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement Business and Hospitality
George Abdoo Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
George Scala Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Public and Human Services
Gerald E. Griffin Memorial Scholarship Fall Returning Full-time   New York State Resident STEM
Gioia Murine Memorial Scholarship Spring, Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   New York State Resident All Majors
Harold T. Fitzpatrick Memorial Scholarship Spring Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
Hattie Hillard Scholarship Fall Graduating Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Art
Henry Wester Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time Ages 25+ No Residency Requirement STEM
Honorable Leon Marketos Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
James and Phyllis Vashio Scholarship Spring, Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   New York State Resident Health Sciences
James C. Sheaffer Memorial Science Scholarship Fall Returning Full-time   New York State Resident STEM
James J. Nackley Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   New York State Resident Business and Hospitality
James O’Looney Photography Scholarship Fall Graduating Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Art
Jeremy Merry, Resident Assistant Memorial Scholarship Spring, Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
Jill A. Korrasik Memorial Scholarship Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Health Sciences
Jim Gifford Theater Major Scholarship Spring Incoming, Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement Humanities
John “Laddie” and Alice Leitz Scholarship Spring Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
John Ganey Memorial Scholarship Spring, Fall Returning Full-time   New York State Resident STEM
John H. McMillan Memorial Scholarship Fall Returning Full-time   New York State Resident STEM
John Stratton Memorial Fall Graduating Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Public and Human Services
Joseph Asselta Memorial Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Business and Hospitality
Lance Corporal Blaise A. Oleski Memorial Scholarship Spring, Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
Larry Brinker, NUAIR Alliance, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Scholarship Spring, Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   New York State Resident STEM
Liberty and Mary Leo Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming Full-time   New York State Resident All Majors
Lions Club of Utica Scholarship Spring Returning Part-time, Full-time   New York State Resident Health Sciences
Lisa A. Parlato & Clark M. Brown Scholarship in Health Services Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time Ages 25+ No Residency Requirement Health Sciences
Louis A. Falvo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Spring, Fall Graduating Full-time   New York State Resident STEM
M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund New Career Scholarship Spring, Fall Returning Part-time Ages 25+ New York State Resident All Majors
M. Eustelle McMillan Memorial Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Health Sciences
Maryann Riggalls Coyne Memorial for Women in Business Fall Returning Full-time   New York State Resident Business and Hospitality
Maynard Roman Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming Full-time   New York State Resident Art, Public and Human Services
McCarthy Family Scholarship Fall Incoming Part-time, Full-time   New York State Resident All Majors
Michael J. Burke Memorial Spring Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement Business and Hospitality
Mike Briggs Scholarship Fall Incoming Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
Millar Memorial Scholarship Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Health Sciences
Milton Richards Scholarship Fall Graduating Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Art
Mitchell R. Williams Family Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   New York State Resident All Majors
MVCC Board of Trustees Scholarship Fall Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
MVCC Class of ‘53 Scholarship Fall Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
MVCC FIRST® Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
MVCC Foundation Meal Plan Scholarship Fall Incoming Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
MVCC Hospitality Program Scholarship Spring Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Business and Hospitality
MVCC Foundation Textbook Scholarship Spring Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
MVCC Professional Association Scholarship Spring Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
Mychal Robert Harris Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming Part-time, Full-time   New York State Resident All Majors
Nancy Caputo Nursing Scholarship Fall Returning Full-time   New York State Resident Health Sciences
NYSTEC Technology Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
Olive J. Spargo Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement Business and Hospitality
Oranzo Cellamare Scholarship Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Public and Human Services
Patrick Duegaw Electrical Engineering Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   New York State Resident STEM
Pauline A. Ryan Memorial Scholarship Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Business and Hospitality
Robert G. & Emelia C. VanDerWarker Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
Rudolph A. Schatzel Scholarship Fall Graduating Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
Rudolph J. and Shirley J. Goebel Airframe and Powerplant Technology Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   New York State Resident STEM
Salvatore (Sam) Drogo Memorial Scholarship Spring Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Health Sciences, STEM
Sammy John Troia Memorial Scholarship Spring, Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Business and Hospitality
Samuel L. Troia Memorial Scholarship Spring, Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   New York State Resident Health Sciences
Senator James H. Donovan Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   New York State Resident All Majors
Sgt. Christopher Curtis Simpson Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Public and Human Services
Public Policy Scholarship Spring Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Public and Human Services
Spire Honor Society Scholarship Spring, Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time Ages 25+ No Residency Requirement All Majors
Stanley F. Cornish Jr. Memorial Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
Stanley J. Kolasz Memorial Scholarship Spring Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement Public and Human Services
Stephen C. Casakos Scholarship Spring Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement Business and Hospitality, STEM
Steven Daniel Smallen Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming Full-time   New York State Resident All Majors
Susan Q. Chapin Memorial Scholarship Spring Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
Theodora (Teddie) Kowalczyk Alumni Association Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
Theodore “Ted” Moore Memorial Scholarship Spring Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
Thomas A. Blanchfield Scholarship Spring, Fall Returning Full-time   New York State Resident Public and Human Services
Tuthill Scholarship in Respiratory Care Scholarship Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time Ages 25+ No Residency Requirement Health Sciences
Utica Credit Bureau Scholarship Spring, Fall Incoming Full-time   New York State Resident Business and Hospitality
Utica National Insurance Group Scholarship Fall Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement Business and Hospitality, STEM
Utica National Insurance Scholarship Fall Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement Business and Hospitality
Utica Plumbing Supply Scholarship Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time   New York State Resident STEM
Video Production Scholarship Fall Graduating Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Art
Virginia Juergenson Scholarship Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Art
W. Dennis Copeland Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming, Returning Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors
Walter F. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fall Incoming Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement STEM
Wilcox Family Fund Scholarship Spring, Fall Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   New York State Resident All Majors
Willard Sauter Scholarship Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement Art
William & Bonnie Waldron Scholarship Fall Returning Part-time, Full-time   New York State Resident Health Sciences
Women’s Christian Association of Utica Scholarship Spring Incoming, Returning Part-time, Full-time   No Residency Requirement All Majors