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What is a Scholarship?

Scholarships are financial awards that support a student's education which do not need to be repaid. Through the generosity of our donors and community organizations, Mercer County Community College and the MCCC Foundation make almost a million dollars available in scholarship funds annually to current and graduating students. Individuals and businesses in the community establish these scholarships to support a special purpose, honor someone, recognize an achievement, or remember a loved one through a memorial fund.

Every year, the MCCC Foundation has a number of scholarships available to award in all program areas. Scholarship award amounts vary. The application portal for MCCC Foundation Scholarships opens in February, and scholarship recipient selections begin in April. Whether you are a new, continuing or graduating student, you may be eligible for one or more scholarship opportunities. Some of our scholarships do not even require completion of the FAFSA!

Application Deadlines

for NEW and CONTINUING Students
scholarships awarded to students planning to attend MCCC for the 2023-2024 academic year

Application period
OPENS - February 1, 2024
CLOSES - October 31, 2024

*NOTE: Although the portal remains open through October, selection committees start to choose scholarship recipients in April, so get your application in as early as possible!

for GRADUATING Students
scholarships awarded to students who are eligible or intend to graduate from MCCC December 2023 through August 2024

Application period
OPENS - February 1, 2024
CLOSES - April 1, 2024

Need help applying to scholarships?

Please review the instructional guide below:

Students (Current and Prospective): How to Apply for Scholarships Instructional Guide

The MCCC Foundation staff is happy to answer your scholarship questions. We can be reached at (609) 570-3239,, or stop by our office, room 112 in the West Windsor campus Administration Building (AD), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

arrow MCCC Foundation Scholarships Frequently Asked Questions

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PRIVACY NOTICE for online MCCC Foundation Scholarships application

To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. Please read this policy carefully before sharing any of your personally identifiable information with us. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

This site is maintained by the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Advancement Office, with data storage and maintenance provided by a third party vendor, Scholarship Solutions, LLC (Scholarship Solutions), including, without limitation, (each such website being a Scholarship Solutions website). Both MCCC and Scholarship Solutions have confidentiality and privacy policies. The information you submit will be made available only to appropriate parties concerned with administering the scholarship program, judging scholarships, or maintaining this scholarship site.

MCCC employees are governed by the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA), which ensures that a student's private educational information is kept confidential. Generally, scholarship committees include only MCCC employees; in the very few cases where committees include non-MCCC personnel, the scholarship application will have a statement to this effect. All committee members are held to federal privacy laws, regardless of their status at MCCC.

You will generally not be contacted using information you provide on this site, except to notify you of upcoming scholarship deadlines or to inform you of your application status. Out of respect for your privacy, you may opt-out of receiving communications at any time by sending an email to However, since these emails are essential to the scholarship application and awarding process, a decision to opt out will effectively withdraw you from the process.