MCC Foundation Scholarships

Lisa Wiegel helping MCC student, Deniese Salgado with a scholarship application2/8/17

The Muscatine Community College Foundation has $300,000 in scholarship funds available for students planning to attend the college in the 2017-2018 academic year.

One of the common misconceptions regarding scholarships is that only the very best of the current high school graduates receive scholarship dollars.  The reality is far from that.

The MCC Foundation scholarships are awarded to deserving MCC students based on widely varied criteria.  Some scholarships do emphasize academic achievement, but many others look more strongly at such things as financial need or community and school involvement. Others are dependent on the program in which the student is planning to enroll.

It is also important to note that applicants do not have to be the traditional college age of 18-21 or even a full-time student. A large number of older MCC students receive scholarships every year and many part-time students receive funding as well.

In the past, these funds have been a tremendous financial help to MCC students as they pursue their educational goals. Below are some comments from current recipients:

  • “Your donation is helping me pay for my tuition so I can continue my dream of being a vet tech and helping animals”
  • “I am on my own in terms of paying my way through college and this scholarship is appreciated even more so because of that”
  • “By awarding me this scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school – learning”
  • “The monies that you shared with me has made it possible to continue my schooling when I felt the expense was too much for my family to shoulder”

There is no cost to apply, but students are encouraged to begin the process as soon as possible in case any questions arise as they are completing the form. Application deadline is March 1, 2017. Students can submit their application online at

More information is available at or by contacting the college at 563-288-6005.