Deadline: November 15
GPA: 2.75 minimum
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This honors the memory of Tony Givens, a caring and generous soul who dedicated most of his adult life to helping, protecting, and bringing hope to those struggling with drug use. 
Amount Awarded: $250 by check

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must have a GPA of 2.75
  • Must be either full or part-time student
  • Must be enrolled in the Chemical Dependency Counseling Program
  • Must be entering their final year
  • Preference given to a student who is continuing to a 4-year institution (awarded only after the student provides evidence that they are actually enrolled in a 4-yr institution)
  • Preference given to recent immigrants interested in working to address needs in their community

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Social Sciences Faculty

 

Deadline: November 15
GPA: 2.5
Available to: 2nd Year students  
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Lions Club of Utica was founded in 1924 and is dedicated to serving people with impairments and to serving youth through education.
Amount Awarded: $250 as tuition credit

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a Nursing, Human Services or Life Science major
  • Must have at least a 2.5 GPA 
  • Must be from the City of Utica
  • Must be of good character, civic-minded and
  • Must be in their second year at MVCC  

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

 

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 for a General MVCC application
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee

 

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester (May be renewed if student maintained a 2.0)
Description: This scholarship was established in memory of Sgt. Christopher Curtis Simpson who died at age 23 during combat in Baghdad, Iraq.  He has been posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for his courageous service to our country.
Amount Awarded: Varies

Criteria Checklist:

  • Full-Time or Part-Time student working toward a degree
  • Student shall demonstrate financial need beyond any educational GI benefits for which he or she may be eligible 

Special consideration shall be given to applicants who:

  • Have a military or ROTC background. An honorary discharge is required unless illness (medical discharge) is the reason.
  • Are applying with GED diplomas
  • Plan to study education, especially with the hope of becoming a junior or senior high school teacher, or who are interested in Human Services
  • Have overcome a personal challenge or faced a difficult life experience (such as a disability, illness, accident, family crisis, etc.)

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee and at least one or two of Sgt. Simpson’s family members/friends shall also serve on the committee.

 

Deadline: Check with Social Sciences Department
GPA:  2.0
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: In memory of Professor John Stratton who exemplifies academic excellence and potential for professional integrity in both character and performance.
Amount Awarded: Varies

Criteria Checklist:

  • Awarded to an outstanding graduate of the Human Services and Psychology Program

Application Process: No application required
Selection by: Social Sciences Faculty

 

Deadline: November 15 and April 1
GPA: 2.5
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Tom Blanchfield, retired Professor and Department Head of Criminal Justice, can be defined as an icon in the MVCC family.  His dedication and devotion to the college has had a lasting positive effect on our students, faculty, staff and community members.  Tom is deeply missed, but greatly appreciated at MVCC. 
Amount Awarded Varies

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a Full-Time Criminal Justice Major
  • Must be a Resident of New York State
  • Academic Achievement
  • Must show Financial Need
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or Higher

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application
Selection by: Public Services Faculty

 

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Given annually to a Criminal Justice program student
Amount Awarded: $100 by check

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must demonstrate financial need 

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Public Services Faculty

 

Deadline: November 15
GPA: 3.0 minimum
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding full-time student entering their second year of study in the Criminal Justice curriculum who displays a sincere desire to enter the field of law enforcement.

This scholarship is in memory of Undersheriff Stanley J. Kolasz who served as a member of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department for over 20 years, performing the duties of his office with the highest degree of professionalism and served as an inspiration to all who believed in principles of justice and the integrity of our law enforcement officials.
Amount Awarded: $300 (Towards Tuition or Books)

Criteria Checklist:

  • Full-Time Second-Year Criminal Justice student who has not transferred from another curriculum while at MVCC.
  • Have a 3.0 or higher Cumulative GPA at the end of their first year.
  • Must show Financial Need
  • Involvement in Criminal Justice Extra-Curricular Activities (e.g. Criminal Justice Club, field trips, career seminars, etc.)
  • Must write an essay (50 words or less) on the following question:

Why are you interested in a career in Criminal Justice?

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Public Services Faculty

 

Deadline: November 15
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This scholarship will be awarded to a current student who best exemplifies the ideals and qualities of Cecil A. Nellenback whose untimely and tragic death is mourned by family and friends. 
Amount Awarded: $100 minimum as tuition credit

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a senior student entering their final term
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater 
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Must be taking a minimum of 12 credit hours 
  • Will be given to students who are community oriented and/or
  • Transferring to a 4-year school and majoring in Forensic Investigation 

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Public Services Faculty

 

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.75
Available to: 1st Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Maynard T. Roman was born and raised in New York Mills.  He taught classes in criminal law enforcement here at MVCC and was the golf coach at New York Mills and Notre Dame High Schools.  Maynard was truly dedicated to helping others.  One award to a graduate of Notre Dame High School and one award to a graduate of New York Mills High School. Graphic design majors will be considered second for scholarship after criminal justice major.
Amount Awarded: $500 as tuition credit

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be planning to enroll full-time (min of 12 credit hrs.)
  • Must have a GPA of 2.75 and major in criminal justice.  Graphic design majors will be considered second. 
  • Must be a graduate of either Notre Dame High School OR
  • Must be a graduate of New York Mills High School
  • A brief essay stating why you should be considered for this scholarship is required.

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

 

Deadline: November 15
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This scholarship started in 1995 to help parents meet their financial needs while completing course requirements in the Social Sciences program.  Awards will be presented to any student enrolled in the Criminal Justice, Fire Protection Technology or Public Policy Program.
Amount Awarded: $250 for any type of educational expense

Criteria Checklist:

One award will be made to a parent (child custody is not required):

  • Must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours and
  • Must have achieved at least a 3.0 GPA 

A second award will be made to a general Criminal Justice or Public Policy major:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours and
  • Must have achieved at least a 3.0 GPA 

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancements in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Public Services Faculty, Social Sciences Faculty

 

Deadline: November 15 and April 1
GPA: Min. Cum. 2.5 GPA
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: Up to 2 Semesters
Description: The New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) sponsors this award to a 2nd year student in the Fire Protection Technology program.
Amount Awarded 2 Awards at $500 Each – November 15th Deadline and
2 Awards at $500 Each – April 1st Deadline

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a Full-Time (12 credit hours or more), 2nd Year student enrolled in the Fire Protection Technology program who has completed a minimum of 24 credit hours
  • Must be a Resident of New York State
  • Academic Achievement
  • Financial Need
  • Community Involvement and/or Service
  • Education/Work Ethic
  • Entrepreneurial Skills, Endeavors, and/or Achievements
  • Successful applicant(s) must write a legible personalized thank you note to New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) prior to any disbursement of funds

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