MCC Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities through the Mayland Community College Foundation


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MCC Foundation Scholarship Program

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.


Other Scholarship Opportunities​

Current Scholarship Opportunities:

Golden Leaf Scholrship - Deadline:  October 1
MCC Foundation Scholarship Program (Listed above) - Deadline:  October 15

Details of current scholarship opportunities are listed below
(excluding the MCC Foundation Scholarship Program which is listed above).

Golden Leaf Scholarship

Application Deadline:  October 1, 2014

The Golden LEAF Scholarship for community college students is funded through a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. This program provides grants of up to $750 per semester, including the summer semester, for curriculum degree seeking students to be applied toward tuition, registration fees, books and other educationally related expenses. This program also provides grants of up to $250.00 per semester for occupational education students.

To be eligible, a community college student must:

  • Show financial need based on FAFSA information (degree seeking students)
  • Show financial need based on 2013 Federal taxes (occupational education students)
  • Show academic potential

Degree seeking students must be enrolled full time in order to receive the maximum scholarship award.  Grants for less than full time will be prorated based on hours of enrollment and pending availability of funds.

This scholarship is made available to students three times per year in the fall, spring and summer. Students must submit a new application for each scholarship period.​

Applications are available here or in the Financial Aid Department located in Gwaltney Hall.

For degree seeking students, completed applications must be submitted along with a LEO copy of student's transcript to Martha Huskins by 12:00pm on the day of the deadline.

For occupational education students, completed applications must be submitted along with a copy of student's 2013 Federal tax return.

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

Click here to view other scholarship opportunities available to MCC students.

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

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