MCC Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities through the Mayland Community College Foundation


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MCC Foundation Scholarships

Students at Mayland Community College are encouraged to explore a range of scholarship opportunities, including the MCC Foundation Scholarship Program.

Through the MCC Foundation Scholarship Program, over 50 scholarships are made available to our students.  While eligibility for each scholarship varies, the majority are awarded based on financial need and academic promise.  For more information about scholarships administered through the MCC Foundation Scholarship Program and to access the online scholarship application, students are encouraged to visit the Foundation website at  The Mayland Community College Scholarship Committee reviews applications and makes awards twice per year, for Fall/Spring and Spring only.  Application periods are:

Fall-Spring: March 15 - April 30

*Spring Only: September 1 - October 15

*NOTE: Students are eligible to receive a maximum of one (1) scholarship award per academic year.  Only those students who have NOT received an award for Fall-Spring are eligible to apply for the Spring Only cycle. 

​Scholarship applications must be submitted online.  All required supporting documentation must be submitted and processed ON or BEFORE the specified deadline dates.  Only complete applications will be reviewed.

The Mayland Community College Foundation awards scholarships without regard to race, creed, religion, color, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin or physical disability.​

The MCC Foundation on-line scholarship application can be accessed here.

Click here for a list of MCC Foundation Endowed Scholarships.


Current Community Scholarship Opportunities:

Golden Leaf Scholarship for Four Year Schools - Deadline:  March 1, 2015
State Employees Association of NC Scholarship - Deadline:  April 15, 2015


Community Scholarship Opportunities​

Golden Leaf Scholarship for Transfer Students

Deadline:  March 1, 2015

Do you have plans to attend a four year college or university in the Fall of 2015?  If so, you may qualify for the Golden Leaf Scholarship for four year schools.

To be eligible, students must:​

  • Be enrolled in the 14-15 academic year at an NC high school or community college.​

  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes.​

  • Reside in one of 79 qualifying counties (Avery, Madison, Mitchell, McDowell, and Yancey Counties all qualify - see a full list at​

  • Enroll in a qualifying UNC institution or NC private non-profit college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student in the Fall of 2015.  (Visit for a list of qualifying campuses.)​

  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).​

  • Present a record of satisfactory academic achievement and community service.​

  • Submit an application.​

The Golden LEAF Scholarship application for four year schools is available at  Applications and the FAFSA must be submitted by the March 1 deadline date.

State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarship

The State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) Scholarship Foundation will issue scholarships in 2015 for SEANC members, their spouses and their dependent children.  The scholarship application consists of three categories:  Financial Need, Merit, and Member Only.​

The scholarship application is available on the SEANC website​ and must be submitted to the District Scholarship Chairperson with a postmark of no later than April 15, 2015.  Recipients will be notified by July 1, 2015. 

The following items should be kept in mind when considering this scholarship:​

  • Only SEANC members or their dependents are eligible to receive this scholarship (Membership in the State Employees Credit Union does not qualify)
  • Applicants must apply through a local SEANC district.  District information is available here.
  • Financial need applicants must submit the 15-16 FAFSA and include a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) with their application.
  • Financial need or Merit applicants must be enrolled full-time for the 15-16 academic year.
  • Member only applicants must work full-time and be enrolled in at least six credit hours for the 15-16 academic year.

Scholarships Opportunities for Veterans

Scholarships are available through the North Carolina Department of Administration for Veteran Affairs for children of certain deceased, disabled, or POW/MIA beterans provided under Chapter 165, Article 4.  For more information or to apply for these scholarships, contact your County Veterans Service Officer.


Midway Honors Scholars Program of East Tennessee State University

Are you an exceptional student who has already started your degree studies? Are you planning to transfer to ETSU after graduating from Mayland? Do you maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA? Then the Midway Honors Scholars Program might be the perfect fit for you! 

Midway is your opportunity to pursue an honors-enriched academic experience in you field of study, interact with exceptional faculty and other highly-motivated students, and obtain support, both personal and financial, to help you achieve your academic goals.

Eligibility criteria for this program:

  • Apply to ETSU and then complete a separate application to the Midway Honors Scholars Program
  • Have an Associate degree or at least 30 earned credit hours beyond high school graduation
  • Show evidence of community and leadership involvement
  • Be committed to completing a 4 year degree

Click here to explore the Midway Honors Scholars Program. 

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Project Scholarships

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Project is a statewide program designed to provide sequenced educational scholarship opportunities for child care center teachers, directors and family child care home providers who work in regular settings. The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Project offers scholarships to study Early Childhood Education at all 58 community colleges across North Carolina, as well as scholarships at 22 bachelor degree granting universities. Child care providers can contract for a minimum of one class to earn the North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential, a minimum of two classes to earn the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential, or can work toward a Certificate, Diploma, Associate or Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education. The scholarship programs currently available are described below.

North Carolina Early Childhood Credential Scholarship Program

This program offers scholarships to child care providers who wish to earn their North Carolina Early Childhood Credential.  The credential can be earned by successfully completed two specified entry level courses at the community college. Scholarships help pay tuition, books and travel. Recipients receive a $100 bonus upon receipt of their credential.

Eligibility criteria for this program:

  • Must work a minimum number of hours per week in a NC Division of Child Development licensed or registered child care program
  • Must have sponsorship of employing child care program
  • Must earn less than $15.00 per hour (however, partial scholarships may be available for providers earning just over the maximum)

For information about additional criteria, please contact the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Project at 919-967-3272 or

Early Childhood Associate Degree Scholarship Program

Child care providers receive scholarships through this program to work toward a Certificate, Diploma or Associate degree in Early Childhood Education at the community college. Center-based teachers and family child care providers agree to take a minimum of 9 credit hours per year and receive paid release time. Center directors contract to take a minimum of 12 credit hours per year. In addition to helping with tuition, all scholarship recipients receive help meeting the costs of books and travel, and are given paid release time if working directly with children. Upon successful completion, scholarship recipients receive either a 4% - 5% raise or a $300 - $700 bonus. Scholarship recipients agree to remain employed in their sponsoring child care program or continue to operate their family child care home for an additional year.

Eligibility criteria for this program:

  • Must be employed full time in a NC Division of Child Development licensed or registered child care program
  • Must have sponsorship of employing child care program

For information about additional criteria, please contact the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Project at 919-967-3272 or

For more information on other available T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships, see Martha Huskins in Room 139 of Gwaltney Hall.

For more information on the T.E.A.C.H. scholarship opportunities mentioned here, pick up a brochure from the Scholarship rack located outside the Financial Aid window in Gwaltney Hall.


Other Scholarships

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This page is updated regularly with the most current scholarship information. Please check this site again for additional scholarship opportunitie

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