Scholarships are provided to Metropolitan Community College students throughout the academic year. Scholarships criteria may be based on student financial need or on their academic progress. Students applying for scholarships based on financial need must have a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file at the MCC Financial Aid office.

Any student attending or planning to attend MCC may apply for the Foundation and Private Scholarships offered through the MCC Foundation. Visit the Foundation's website for a complete list of scholarships and criteria offered by the MCC Foundation.

High school seniors and home-school students in the MCC four-county area can apply for the Board of Governors Graduating Senior Scholarship.

The Davis-Chambers Scholarship Program has been established to recognize academically promising students from diverse backgrounds.


The MCC Foundation's online scholarship application system, AwardSpring, is available during the application availability dates. Visit the MCC Foundation's website for dates scholarship applications will be available. Students manage their own information, apply for multiple scholarships and check award status from any computer.
For Foundation and private scholarship questions, contact Rita McManigal, Associate Director of Systems and Processing.

MCC Board of Governors Graduating Senior Scholarship

The Board of Governors Graduating Senior Scholarship is awarded for two years (eight quarters) and will pay for tuition and fees at MCC for a maximum of 18 credits per quarter. Scholarship recipients are selected without regard to race, ethnicity, sex, religion or financial need.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a graduating senior of a high school in Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy or Washington counties or be home-schooled
  • Be a resident of one of the four counties
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale, 3.43 on a 5.0 scale or be in the top 25 percent of the graduating class


Recipients must:
  • Enroll in a degree or certificate program at MCC
  • Begin studies as a Board of Governors scholar in either the 2017 summer or fall quarter
  • Write a thank you letter to the MCC Board of Governors
  • Enroll in a minimum of six credit hours per quarter


Recipients must:
  • Meet financial aid satisfactory progress requirements; learn more at

Applications from students who will complete high school during the 2018-19 school year will be accepted from *Nov. 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018.*

*Dates subject to change

Application requirements:

  • Complete and submit the Board of Governors Graduating Senior Scholarship electronic application.
  • Either upload a copy of your high school transcript and your essay as part of the electronic application or send them as email attachments to

Essay question

(essay should be at minimum 250 words and maximum 500 words):

  • Explain the goals you have established for yourself and your efforts to accomplish them. Provide examples that demonstrate support of your educational and career goals.

For more information: 531-MCC-2330


The Davis-Chambers Scholarship Program has been established to recognize academically-promising students from diverse backgrounds. The number of scholarships and amount of each scholarship varies according to the availability of funds and the financial need of the recipient(s). Amounts awarded by this scholarship can equal the full cost of college attendance. The Davis-Chambers Scholarship is acknowledged as one of Metropolitan Community College’s most important ways of honoring outstanding Nebraska students.

Download the application and submit prior to April 1, 2017.

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For a list of outside scholarships, click here.

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