Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st Year & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Annual award given to a full-time student enrolled in a science major.
Amount Awarded: Amount varies


Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be enrolled in a science major
  • Must be a full-time student (12 credits or more)
  • Must have completed a minimum of 1 semester
  • Must be NYS resident of Oneida or Herkimer County
  • Financial Need
  • Education / Work Ethic

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

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: In memory of Albert V. Payne, the first President of the NY State Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences of Utica (later to become MVCC).
Amount Awarded: $1000 applied first in tuition, books, fees – less TAP

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be enrolled in a technical program: Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Graphic Communication,  and certain Liberal Arts (Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics transfers)
  • Must be full-time (12 credits)
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0
  • Must be focused and motivated
  • Preferential consideration will be given to the student’s performance of volunteer service, either on or off campus

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: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This scholarship is made possible by Gloria Santucci, Alfio’s sister.  Throughout Alfio’s 56-year career, he championed the field of land surveying.
Amount Awarded: $400 line of credit for books & supplies

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be Full-time 2nd year student
  • Must be enrolled in Surveying Technology
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5.

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Physical Sciences, Engineering, & Applied Technologies

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: In memory of 19-year-old student Anthony Torchia whose life ended prematurely in a tragic car accident on May 6, 2000.  The scholarship has been established as a way to preserve Anthony’s memory by providing scholarship assistance to deserving students in the Electrical Engineering Technology curriculum.
Amount Awarded: $500 tuition credit

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be full-time student
  • Must be enrolled in Electrical Engineering, Technology or Electrical Service Technical program
  • Must have a GPA of 2.0.
  • Must be a Utica resident OR
  • Must be a graduate from Utica City schools
  • Preference will be given to students involved in extracurricular activities
  • Preference will be given to incoming freshmen.  If no incoming students apply, then 2nd year students will be considered

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
Description: This award is given to students in the Surveying Technology Program. 
Amount Awarded: $200

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be enrolled in the Surveying Technology program

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Physical Sciences, Engineering, & Applied Technologies Faculty

Deadline: See Physical Sciences, Engineering, & Applied Technologies
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This award will be presented to a student enrolled in the Electrical Engineering Technology program. 
Amount Awarded: $150

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be enrolled in the Electrical Engineering Technology program

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Physical Sciences, Engineering, & Applied Technologies 

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 3.0
Available to: Returning Students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Full-Time Civil Engineering Technology Students who have completed one year and who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Amount Awarded: $2,500 per semester for two semesters for tuition, books and fees

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be Full-Time Civil Engineering Technology Student who has completed one year
  • Must be a NYS resident
  • 3.0 G.P.A
  • Academic Achievement
  • Financial Need
  • Education/Work Ethic

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

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: MVCC Students enrolled in the Airframe & Powerplant Technician Certificate Program
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: In memory of Jonathan E. Coxwell and Richard R. Davis, the Coxwell – Davis Memorial Aviation Maintenance Technician Scholarship was established by the Adirondack Foothills Rotary, the Mohawk Valley Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), the Remsen Development Corporation (RDC), and other friends and organizations. Both men had a life-long passion for all things aviation. This scholarship will assist a worthy student in the Airframe & Powerplant program by covering a portion of the cost of the final FAA Certification exam.

Amount Awarded: $500
Criteria Checklist: 

  • Must be a MVCC student enrolled in the Airframe & Powerplant Technician Certificate Program
  • Excellent Attendance
  • Work Ethic
  • Demonstrates a high degree of interest in and commitment to the aviation maintenance program/field
  • Financial Need

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application or Staff at the Aviation Training Center.

Selection by: Airframe & Powerplant Staff Committee

Deadline: November 15
GPA: 3.5
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Given annually to a second-year student with a minimum of 3.5 GPA in a Business, Cybersecurity & Computer Sciences program with preference to Accounting majors.
Amount Awarded: $500 used for tuition, fees or books

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must have at least a 3.5 GPA
  • Must be a second-year student
  • Business, Cybersecurity & Computer Sciences major, preference to Accounting majors; strong work ethic 

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Business, Cybersecurity & Computer Sciences Scholarship Committee

Deadline: November 15 & April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description:  In memory of Daniel J. Pieloch, Jr., who was a MVCC 1985 Dean’s List graduate of the HVAC Program. This scholarship provides assistance to an adult returning to college to change careers, or start a new career in the HVAC curriculum.

Amount Awarded: $500
Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a MVCC student enrolled in the HVAC - Heating/Air Conditioning Program
  • Must be a Part-Time or Full-Time Returning Adult Student (age 25 or older) who has completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at MVCC.
  • Returning Adult Student looking to enhance their career / make a career change
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Education / Work Ethic
  • Must be a resident of Oneida, Herkimer or Madison County

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Physical Sciences, Engineering and Applied Technologies (PSAT) Department

Deadline: November 15th, April 1st, August 1st 
GPA: 2.75
Available to: MVCC Returning Adult Students enrolled in the Airframe & Powerplant Technician Program
Duration: 1 Semester

Description:  Dennis E. Finn was an engineer and consultant in the construction and engineering field for over 50 years, and was a civic leader in the City of Oneonta. An avid pilot, Dennis was involved in the construction of the Oneonta municipal airport in the 1960s, and most recently served as Chairman of the Planning Commission, and Airport Commissioner. This scholarship was established in memory of Dennis who passed away in May 2017. Scholarship winners announced during Airframe and Powerplant Technology Completion Ceremonies (December, April & August)

Amount Awarded: $250.00
Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be an MVCC Returning Adult student (age 25 or older) enrolled in the Airframe & Powerplant Program
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Must show financial need
  • Must have a G.P.A of 2.75 or better
  • Education/Work Ethic
  • Academic Achievement
  • Preference will be given to a returning adult student from Otsego County

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or Staff at the Aviation Training Center for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Airframe & Powerplant Staff Committee

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Professor Douglas Bauer was an instructor in the Mathematics and Science Department in 1963.  He was widely known for his “Magic of Chemistry” presentation at the college’s annual Open Houses. 
Amount Awarded: Varies

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a graduate of a Herkimer or Oneida County High School
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Must have had at least 2 years of college chemistry

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Physical Sciences, Engineering, & Applied Technologies Faculty

Deadline: November 15
GPA: 3.0
Available to: Returning students 
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This scholarship was established by Dr. Linda Gigliotti for Full-Time Returning Adult Students enrolled in Accounting or Business, Cybersecurity & Computer Sciences.
Amount Awarded: $500

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a Full-Time, Matriculated Returning Adult Student (age 25 or older) enrolled in Accounting or Business, Cybersecurity & Computer Sciences
  • Student must submit 2 letters of recommendation from Accounting or Business, Cybersecurity & Computer Sciences
  • Must have completed a minimum of 30 MVCC credit hours
  • Must be a Resident of Herkimer County or Oneida County
  • Must show Financial Need
  • Academic Achievement

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Business, Cybersecurity & Computer Sciences Scholarship Committee

Deadline: April 1
GPA
Duration: 1 Semester

Description: My purpose in creating an endowed scholarship for the MVCC Aviation and Technology program is to provide a continuation of my commitment to education and safety in aviation.  As an FAA Designated Examiner privileged to issue licenses for Commercial, Instrument, and Airline Transport Pilots, I was aware of the important role education plays in safety. This scholarship is in recognition of commitment, dedication, and achievement, to further your education in the field of Aviation.  As a flight instructor for more than 30 years, I am aware that education is expensive and requires commitment. It would be my hope that this will provide encouragement and assistance to the long road for a successful career in Aviation.

Edward G. Hays
CFI-SEL/MEL-I-G
GNS Inst. Basic, Advanced, Link Trainer
ATP ASEL and MEL 1314463
FAA Designated Examiner I-EA-23

Available to: Full-time student enrolled in the Airframe and Powerplant Technician Certificate Program.
Amount Awarded: $1,000
Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be an MVCC student enrolled in the Airframe & Powerplant Technician Certificate Program
  • Work Ethic
  • Team Player
  • Demonstrates a high degree of interest in and commitment to the aviation maintenance program/field
  • Financial Need

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application or staff at the Aviation Training Center.
Selection by: Airframe & Powerplant Staff Committee

Deadline: April 1st
GPA
Duration: 1 Year
Description: This scholarship is in recognition of commitment, dedication, and achievement, to further your education in the field of Aviation.  As a flight instructor for more than 30 years, I am aware that education is expensive and requires commitment. It would be my hope that this will provide encouragement and assistance to the long road for a successful career in Aviation.

Edward G. Hays
CFI-SEL/MEL-I-G
GNS Inst. Basic, Advanced, Link Trainer
ATP ASEL and MEL 1314463
FAA Designated Examiner I-EA-23

Available to: Full-time student enrolled in the Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Program.
Amount Awarded: $250 for two semesters

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be an MVCC student enrolled in the Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Program
    Academic achievement
  • Team Player
  • Demonstrates a high degree of interest in and commitment to the sUAS program/field
  • Financial Need

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application or staff at the Aviation Training Center.
Selection by: The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Degree Program Staff Committee

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 3.0
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Full-time Engineering Science or Computer Science students who have completed one year and who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply for this scholarship   

Available to: Returning Students
Amount Awarded: $2,500 per semester for two semesters for tuition, books and fees
Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be Full-Time Engineering Science or Computer Science Student who has completed one year
  • Preference given to students in Engineering Science
  • Must be a NYS Resident
  • 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Academic Achievement
  • Financial Need
  • Education/ Work Ethic

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application
Selection by: STEM Career & Transfer Faculty 

Deadline: April 1
GPA: Min. Cum. 2.5 GPA

Description: This award provides assistance to a full-time graduating senior majoring in  trades education.

Available to: Graduating Senior
Amount Awarded: 1 award at $500  –April 1st Deadline

Criteria Checklist: 

  • Must be a graduating senior majoring in the Welding, CNC Machinist, HVAC, Carpentry & Masonry, Mechatronics, or Electrical Service Technician program.
  • Financial Need
  • Academic achievement
  • Community Involvement and/or Service
  • Education/Work Ethic

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

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 1st Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: In memory of Frank P. Tobiasz who passed away unexpectedly on August 31, 2008.  The scholarship has been established as a way to preserve Frank’s memory by providing scholarship assistance to deserving students in Mechanical and Manufacturing Programs.  Through his 37 year tenure, Frank served under every president in the College’s existence. He served as department head for 3 years in the Mechanical-Civil Engineering Technology Department. 
Amount Awarded: $250 tuition credit

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be full-time student
  • Must be enrolled in Mechanical Engineering Tech. or related programs (CAD, Machining, CNC, Manufacturing, Automation)
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0
  • Financial need will be considered

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

Deadline: April 1
GPA:
3.0
Available to: Graduating EET senior, or a student who has completed at least 48 credits towards a EET degree
Duration:
1 Semester
Description:
James Fiore is a retired MVCC professor who worked at MVCC for over 40 years, sharing his love of science with his students.  Both he and his wife, Karen Schaffer, have a passion for science and a love of endurance sports.  Both are firm believers in the dictum of a sound mind in a sound body, and encourage students along the same path.  Upon Professor Fiore’s retirement, both he and his wife, established this scholarship as a way to give back to students pursuing a career in engineering or computer science.

Amount Awarded: Varies 

Criteria Checklist:

  • NYS Resident
  • Must be a second year final semester Electrical Engineering Technology student, OR a student who has completed at least 48 credits toward the EET degree, who upon graduation from MVCC, will be transferring to a Bachelor's degree program in Electrical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering Technology or Computer Science
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Community Involvement and/or Service
  • Financial Need
  • Preference will be given to students who participate in endurance sports such as distance running, cross-country skiing, triathlon, cyclocross, etc.

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

Deadline: November 15
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 1st Year students
Duration: 2 Semesters
Description: An incoming high school student interested in studying Engineering & STEM Career programs.
Amount Awarded: $500 for any scholastic purpose

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be enrolled in an Engineering or STEM Career program
  • Must be a full-time student from Oneida County
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Physical Sciences, Engineering, & Applied Technologies Faculty

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Electrical Engineering Technology and Electrical Service Technician students may apply for and/or be nominated for this scholarship. 
Amount Awarded: $500

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be enrolled in the Electrical Engineering Technology or the Electrical Service Technician program
  • Need; self-improvement, interest, attitude and academic achievement

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Physical Sciences, Engineering, & Applied Technologies Faculty

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 2 Semesters
Description: The shareholders of Varflex Corporation wished to honor their brother, Gerald E. Griffin, former shareholder and President of the company, by creating a scholarship to be awarded to a full-time student in an Engineering or STEM Career program at Mohawk Valley Community College.
Amount Awarded: Varies

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be enrolled in an Engineering or STEM Career program
  • Candidates must have been residents of Rome, New York at the time of their graduation from Rome Free Academy
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Written recommendation by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET Coordinator and at least one other member of the faculty who has instructed the candidate in a classroom setting

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

Deadline to Apply: April 1
GPA:
3.0
Available to: Returning Students
Duration:
1 Semester
Description:
Professor James C. Sheaffer (aka Doc) was a professor at MVCC for 33 years, sharing his love of chemistry while teaching many chemistry-related courses to science, nursing, and criminal justice students.  After the passing of Professor Bauer, he continued the tradition of his “Magic of Chemistry” presentation at the college’s annual Open Houses and occasionally at local elementary schools.  The James C. Sheaffer Memorial Science scholarship was established in his memory by his family.

Amount Awarded: $1,000

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must have completed one semester, and currently enrolled in the Engineering Science, Technology or Engineering Technology programs, or accepted into a transfer program in Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics at an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Must be a NYS resident currently residing in Oneida or Herkimer County
  • Must include 2 letters of recommendation
  • Must write a 500-word essay on career plans and science related goals
  • Financial Need
  • Work Ethic
  • Academic Achievement

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

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 HVAC 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 HVAC 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

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 3.0 or higher
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: The family of John H. McMillan, MVCC Dept. Head/Professor Emeritus has established the scholarship in his memory for students who are majoring in Civil and Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Amount Awarded: Up to 2 at $1,000 Each

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a student majoring in Civil and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Must be a New York State Resident
  • Must be Full-Time Student who has completed 2 semesters
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial Need
  • Education/Work Ethic
  • Academic Achievement

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Civil & Mechanical Engineering Technology Faculty

Deadline: November 15
GPA: 3.0
Available to: MVCC Students enrolled in the Airframe & Powerplant Technician Certificate Program
Duration: 1 Semester
Description:  This Airframe and Powerplant Technology Scholarship honors John “Laddie” and Alice Leitz’s commitment and contributions to the aviation community.  “Laddie” was one of the early pioneers in the Mohawk Valley who afforded hundreds of individuals the opportunity to fly and/or to become aircraft mechanics, through their endeavors at Frankfort Highland Airport. Scholarship winners announced during Airframe and Powerplant Technology Completion Ceremonies (December, April & August)

Amount Awarded: Varies
Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a MVCC student enrolled in the Airframe & Powerplant Program
  • Must have successfully completed 2 semesters
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Education/Work Ethic
  • Excellent Attendance
  • Academic Achievement
  • Demonstrates a high degree of interest in and commitment to the aviation maintenance program/field

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application or Staff at the Aviation Training Center.
Selection by: Airframe & Powerplant Staff Committee 

Deadline: April 1 & November 15
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 1st &2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Larry Brinker is the former CEO of the NUAIR Alliance, a New York based not-for-profit coalition of more than 200 private and public entities and academic institutions working together to operate and oversee Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) testing in New York, Massachusetts and Michigan. Headquartered in Syracuse, NY, the NUAIR Alliance supports the New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY, one of just seven FAA-designated UAS test sites in the United States. They are at the forefront of public policy development, commercialization, and integration of UAS technology.
Under Larry’s leadership, the Central New York and the Mohawk Valley regions are leading the research and deployment technologies for safe UAS operations in the nation’s airspace, including launching the nation’s first 50-mile corridor for UAS testing. It has always been a priority of Larry and the NUAIR Alliance to provide students with the opportunity to work as pilots, operators and/or mission team members of UAS while fully understanding the operational and safety environments of the National Airspace.

Amount Awarded: $500

Criteria Checklist:

  • This scholarship is available to MVCC students enrolled in the remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Degree program.
  • Must be a New York State resident
  • Must be enrolled in the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Degree Program
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 credits or more)
  • Entrepreneurial Skills, Endeavors, and/or Achievements
  • Financial Need
  • Education / Work Ethic
  • Community Involvement and/or Service

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application
Selection by: The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Degree Program Staff Committee

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 Biology major
  • Must have at least a 2.5 G.P.A. 
  • 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: Student Must be a Graduating Senior
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 2nd Year Graduating Senior
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Louis A. Falvo, Jr. was born and raised in Utica.  He attended Utica area schools and graduated from L. C. Smith College of Engineering at Syracuse University and received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1959.  Louis was a true gentleman, family man and successful businessman who contributed much to his community.  Giving back to the community was extremely important to Louis.  He believed that philanthropic pursuits would allow him to contribute to the success of society.

Louis passed away in March of 2012, and in his memory, his family has established this scholarship to be awarded each year to a graduating student who is pursuing further study for an advanced degree in engineering or construction management.
Amount Awarded: $1,000

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a Resident of Herkimer, Madison or Oneida County
  • Must be a Full-Time MVCC Graduating Senior who is pursuing further study for an advanced degree in Engineering or Construction Management
  • Academic Achievement
  • Entrepreneurial Skills, Endeavors, and/or Achievements
  • Education/Work Ethic

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

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 3.0 or higher

Description: NYSTEC is a not-for-profit technology consulting company, advising organizations, agencies, institutions, and businesses since 1996. The NYSTEC Technology Scholarship is open to full-time students majoring in Cybersecurity, with preference given to students taking classes on the Rome Campus. 

Availability: Both Incoming and Returning Students
Amount Awarded: $2,000 maximum award ($500 per semester for 4 semesters) $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 enrolled in the Cybersecurity program
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Full-Time Student
  • Academic Achievement
  • Entrepreneurial Skill, Endeavors / Achievements
  • Community Involvement and/or Service
  • Preference given to students taking classes on the Rome Campus

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

Deadline: April 1
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: In memory of Patrick Duegaw, who was a MVCC (classes of ’64 and ’65, respectively) graduate of the engineering program. This scholarship provides assistance to a student enrolled in the Electrical Engineering Technology program.

Available to: Incoming and Returning Students
Amount Awarded: $500
Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be an MVCC student enrolled in the Electrical Engineering Technology program
  • Must be a Full-Time student
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Education / Work Ethic
  • Financial Need
  • Must be a resident of New York State

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application
Selection by: Electrical Engineering Faculty

Deadline: April 1
Available to: 1st & 2nd Year students
Duration: May be renewed for a 2nd year upon recommendation of the Scholarship Review Committee
Description: This scholarship was established in memory of Robert G. & Emelia C. VanDerWarker.  Robert, a former mayor of Holland Patent, passed away in 1990 and Emelia, an active member of her community, passed away in 2008.
Amount Awarded: Varies

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a graduate of a Herkimer or Oneida County High School
  • Pursuing a degree in an occupational or trade program
  • Shows financial need and/or family hardship

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

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 3.0
Available to: Graduating Student
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Awarded to a graduating senior from MVCC who has been accepted into a transfer program in Mathematics, Engineering, or one of the Physical Sciences, at an accredited four-year college or university. 
Amount Awarded: $700

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a graduating MVCC Senior
  • Who has been accepted into a transfer program in Mathematics, Engineering, or one of the Physical Sciences, at an accredited four-year college or university
  • The award is based on the student’s academic achievements, financial need, and potential for leadership

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Physical Sciences, Engineering, & Applied Technologies Faculty 

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.5
Available to: MVCC Students enrolled full-time
Duration: 1 Semester

Description: This Airframe and Powerplant Technology Scholarship honors Rudolph J. and Shirley J. Goebel’s love of aviation and also their long friendship with John ‘Laddie’ and Alice Leitz who fostered and supported their common interest.

Having worked hard their entire lives while building their own homes and raising and educating their children, Rudy was finally able to embrace flying after their own ‘birds’ had fledged. Shirley always was there to assist and support, and spent many pleasant hours with Alice and Laddie while Rudy earned his wings at the Frankfort-Highland Airport. After retiring Rudy built two airplanes and continued his interest in the airplane ‘communities’ in other parts of the country. 

Amount Awarded: $500

Criteria Checklist:

Applicants for this scholarship will be assessed based on the following:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time MVCC student in the Airframe & Powerplant Certificate Program
  • Must be New York State Resident
  • Financial Need
  • Academic Achievement
  • Work Ethic
  • Genuine interest in aviation and ability to work with all races, genders and ethnic backgrounds

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application
Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee in consultation with the Airframe & Powerplant Program Director 

Deadline: November 15
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: For his entire 36-year career at MVCC, Professor Sam Drogo (MrD) was the heart and soul of anatomy and physiology instruction.  Because of his dedication to teaching and mentorship, countless of his students have gone on to stimulating and productive careers in healthcare, medicine, science and education.  This $1,000 scholarship in his memory is intended to recognize and reward a student who has excelled in the college’s Anatomy & Physiology course sequence.  It is open to students who have successfully completed 30 credits of study with at least a 3.0 GPA and who have also completed both semesters of Human Anatomy & Physiology with at least a grade of B.  In addition, applicants must submit a short essay of 500-1,000 words detailing the role and value of Anatomy & Physiology in their academic preparation and career plans and goals.  Applications must be accompanied by 2 faculty letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an Anatomy & Physiology instructor.
Amount Awarded: $1,000

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be Part-Time or Full-Time Matriculated Student
  • Must have completed 2 semesters or a minimum of 30 credit hours of study with at least a 3.0 GPA and who have completed both semesters of Human Anatomy & Physiology with at least a grade of B.
  • Must submit a short essay of 500-1,000 words detailing the role and value of Anatomy & Physiology in their academic preparation and career plans and goals
  • 2 Faculty Letters of Recommendation, one of which must be from an Anatomy & Physiology Instructor
  • Academic Achievement
  • Education/Work Ethic
  • Community Involvement and/or Service

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

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.75
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description:  This is an annual award given to a student who shows a high level of academic achievement in General Biology for two semesters. . It is open to students who have successfully completed 30 credits of study with at least a 2.75 GPA and who have also completed both semesters of General Biology with at least a grade of B.  In addition, applicants must submit a short essay of 500-750 words detailing the role and value of the biological sciences in their academic preparation. Students should also include their future goals and career plans.  Applications must be accompanied by 1 faculty letter of recommendation.
Amount Awarded: $500

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be Part-Time or Full-Time Matriculated Student.
  • Must have completed 2 semesters or a minimum of 30 credit hours of study with at least a 2.75 GPA and who have completed both semesters of General Biology with at least a grade of B.
  • Must submit a short essay of 500-750 words detailing the role and value of General Biology in their academic preparation.

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

Deadline: November 15
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 2nd Year students 
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Awarded to a full-time Business, Cybersecurity or Computer Sciences major.
Amount Awarded $100 in tuition credit

Criteria Checklist:

  • Student must be entering their last semester with the highest GPA in the Business, Cybersecurity & Computer Sciences concentration

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Business, Cybersecurity & Computer Sciences Scholarship Committee

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 3.0
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: Utica National Insurance is a strong presence in the community thanks to one of their leaders, Jack B. Riffle, who served as president from 1974 until his death in 1986.  Mr. Riffle became a widely respected as a perceptive thinker and articulate communicator, with both the spoken and written word.  Mr. Riffle’s sudden death brought a remarkable career to a premature close, and it is in his memory this scholarship is dedicated. 
Amount Awarded: $500 as tuition credit

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must have a GPA. of 3.0 or better
  • Must be a full-time 2nd year student
  • Must be a major in Financial Services Management
  • Have a moderate need and a potential for leadership 

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 or download a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Business, Cybersecurity & Computer Sciences Scholarship Committee

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 2nd Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This fund awards members of the Heating and Air Conditioning Program. 
Amount Awarded: $500 tuition credit

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be enrolled in the Heating and Air Conditioning program
  • Must be resident of Oneida County
  • Have potential in their field
  • Must have moderate need

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Physical Sciences, Engineering, & Applied Technologies 

Deadline: April 1
GPA: 2.0
Available to: 1st Year students
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: This award is given to a first-year electrical service technology candidate. 
Amount Awarded: Varies

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a first-year student in the Electrical Service Technology program
  • Selection based on need, improvement, interest, attitude and academic achievement

Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall Room 220 for a General MVCC application.
Selection by: Physical Sciences, Engineering, & Applied Technologies Faculty