Specific Program Scholarships

The following links list the many scholarships available through the MHCC Foundation and other organizations. Under each category click on the application link to find out which scholarships are available this term. ( Link to Scholarship Application - PDF Format) Not all scholarships are available each term. Please check the current scholarship application for which scholarships are open for application each term.

— Automotive Technology
Association of Women in Automotive Scholarship
Scholarship for a full-time student in the MHCC Automotive Technology IMPORT program.  Must have completed at least two terms of the IMPORT program at the time of the award. Preference will be given to qualified female applicants.

Automotive Technology Student Scholarship
For students enrolled in the Automotive Technology program. Applicant must be a full-time student in the Automotive Technology program (pursuing a degree or certificate). This scholarship awards two terms of tuition.

Ford Parts and Service Club Scholarship
Scholarship for a full-time student in the MHCC Automotive Technology Ford ASSET program.

Jim Weston Scholarship
Scholarship for a full-time Automotive Technology student.

Northwest Motorsports Association Scholarship
Applicant must be a full-time, second-year student in the Automotive Technology program.

Over the Hill Gang North West Scholarship
Scholarship for a full-time student in the MHCC Automotive Technology Ford ASSET program.

Portland Swap Meet Committee Scholarship
Tuition assistance for a full-time student in the MHCC Ford ASSET program.

Sam Kosta Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for high school senior from Sandy High School who is pursuing a degree or certificate for the MHCC Ford ASSET program.

— Business and Computer Technology
Robert Scott Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for a full-time student who is enrolled in the two-year degree Accounting Technology or Business Administration program with a major in Accounting. Given to a second-year student.

J. Frank Schmidt, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship for a full-time student with a declared major of Business Management or Business Administration.

— Cosmetology
Muriel Schier Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for a full-time MHCC student enrolled in the Cosmetology program.

Salon Ambiance Scholarship
Scholarship for a full-time student in the MHCC Cosmetology program.

Richard O. Fimmel Scholarship
Scholarship for second year Cosmetology student.

— Criminal Justice
Jeremy E. Christensen Memorial Scholarship

On behalf of the family of Jeremy E. Christensen this scholarship has been established by Jan Entenmann, grandmother of Jeremy.A soldier in the U. S. Army, Jeremy had been in Iraq for almost a year when he was killed in action near Ad Duilayah on November 27, 2004.He was laid to rest at Willamette National Cemetery with full military honors.

Jeremy had dropped out of high school when he was severely injured in a car/bicycle accident.The accident put him far behind in his studies.He soon realized the importance of an education and enrolled in GED classes at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC).After graduating from the GED program, he began taking college courses in Criminal Justice.

This scholarship will allow a student to pursue their educational goals and dreams, in Jeremy's memory and honor.

— Early Childhood Education, History, Education
Betty Gray Early Childhood Scholarship
Scholarship for students enrolled in Early Childhood Education.

— Education, Counseling or Psychology
Shirley Labinowicz Scholarship
Must be a part-time student at MHCC carrying a maximum of 11 credit hours each term. Must have Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer, AA/OT and degree as declared major in Education, Counseling or Psychology.

This scholarship is named after Shirley Labinowicz. It is intended for a part-time student at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) carrying a maximum of 11 credit hours each term. Students must have Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer, AA/OT degree as declared major in Education, Counseling or Psychology.

Shirley Labinowicz spent much of her working life as a part-time student—from community college classes to a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Now, part-time students at MHCC will be given an encouraging hand of assistance through the Shirley Labinowicz Scholarship.

Shirley began her academic career at a community college and spent her retirement years enjoying art classes through MHCC's Community Education classes. In reviewing her life, her husband realized that community colleges were bookends to her professional career.

Through her captivating art and the lovingly created Shirley Labinowicz Scholarship, Shirley's passion for life and education will be remembered.

— Fisheries Technology
Fly Fishing Arts and Conservation Annual Scholarship
Scholarship for a full-time student majoring in Fisheries Technology Program.

James R. Graybill Fisheries Scholarship
Scholarship for full-time, first-year student pursuing a degree in the Fisheries Technology program.

NW Fish Culture Conference Scholarship
Scholarship for full-time student majoring in Fisheries Technology.

PacificCorp Scholarship for Fisheries Technology
Scholarship for full-time student majoring in Fisheries Technology. Must be a member of the Yakama Nation, a Yakama descendant or have other tribal affiliation.

— Funeral Service
Idaho Funeral Service Scholarship
Scholarship for an outstanding Funeral Service Education student. Must be a registered student in the MHCC Funeral Service Education program.

Oregon Funeral Directors Association ScholarshipScholarship for a second-year student with a minimum of 35 completed credit hours towards an associate degree in the Funeral Service Education program at MHCC.

Ellsworth and Eleanora Purdy Scholarship
Scholarship for a full-time student enrolled in the Funeral Service Education program at MHCC.

SCI Oregon Funeral Services Inc. Scholarship
Scholarship for a full-time student enrolled in the MHCC Funeral Service Education program at MHCC.

— Hospitality and Tourism
Hospitality and Tourism Club Scholarship
Scholarship for a full-time student with a minimum of 36 hours in classes relating to a two-year degree in Hospitality and Tourism or 12 credits hours in a certificate program. Provides one term's tuition.

Steve Martin Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for a student who has completed at least 15 credit hours at MHCC with a Hospitality and Tourism major. Provides tuition assistance.

— Industrial Technology
Boeing Co. Manufacturing Tech Prep Associate Degree Intern Scholarship
One term of tuition awarded to a full-time MHCC Machine Tool or Mechanical Engineering Technology student and is a Boeing manufacturing intern.

Boeing Scholarship
Must be a full-time student enrolled in Engineering and Technology and pursuing an engineering or technology degree including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science or machine tool technology.

Hoodview Amateur Radio Scholarship
This is a one-term scholarship for an MHCC student, who must be a licensed radio amateur or be the immediate family member of a licensed radio amateur.

— Intgrated Media
Healthcare Communicators of Oregon (HCO) Scholarship

Scholarship for a student majoring in Integrated Media or serving on the Advocate newspaper staff (signature of adviser required) and an interest in the healthcare field either personally or professionally.

— Journalism
Gresham Outlook/Lee Irwin
Scholarship for a full-time student enrolled in the MHCC Journalism program.

— Language and Literature
Win Casterline Memorial Fund Scholarship
An MHCC Language and Literature instructor must nominate students applying for this scholarship.

— Mental Health
Nikolina Stoyanova Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for an MHCC full-time, second-year, student majoring in Mental Health/Human Service. This scholarship was created to honor Nikolina Stoyanova, who fought a gallant struggle during her short life against various mental health problems. One of her long-term goals was to someday attend college while continuing to cherish her friendships and her love for connecting with people. Providing scholarship assistance to an individual(s) who have selected a career in the mental health field will bring special honor to the goals and dreams Nikolina so cherished.

— Natural Resources
G and A Hertrich Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship for student with declared major in Natural Resources Technology - Forest Resources transferring to a university Forestry program or Forest Resource Management transferring to a university Forestry program.

— Nursing
Harold and Mollie Bihn Scholarship
Scholarship for full or part-time MHCC Nursing students who are Oregon residents.

The Tichy Family Nursing Scholarship*
Scholarship for a first and second-year Nursing program student. Must have successfully completed at least one term of clinical nursing courses.

Tichy Nursing Scholarship
Scholarship for a Nursing student who has completed their first year in the MHCC Nursing program, is enrolled in the second year and who has financial need for a scholarship..

Olive Elizabeth Grace Scholarship
Scholarships for second-year students enrolled in the Nursing program.

The Marcus Family Scholarship
Scholarship for a full-time student enrolled in the MHCC Nursing program.

— Performing and Visual Arts
Paul and Carol Kreider Scholarship for the Performing Arts
Scholarship for a full-time MHCC student. Successfully audition or interview for a major music ensemble or theatrical production as a vocalist, actor, dancer, etc.

Noll Family Memorial Fund for Performing Arts Scholarship
Scholarship for a full-time performing arts student who has completed a minimum of 30 hours toward a two-year degree. Each year the scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in a different aspect of performing arts.

David Spooner Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for a student having completed at least one term in visual and performing arts studies.

Frank and Mary Wales Scholarship
Scholarship for a full-time music student having completed a minimum of 30 hours in classes relating to a two-year degree in music. Scholarship is for one term of tuition.

Rodney T. and Ruth Robinson Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship for a full-time second-year student in the MHCC Visual Arts program.

John P. Malcom Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship is for a full-time student with a declared major in either the Visual or Performing Arts program or Integrated Media program.

Donna Hand Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for a full or part-time student with a declared major in the Visual Arts program.

— Physical Therapy Assistant
Kerri Foland Scholarship

Scholarship for a full-time student in the MHCC Physical Therapy Assistant program.

This scholarship is in memory of Kerri Foland, a wonderful wife, mother, friend, and physical therapist assistant who lost her battle to cancer April 23, 2010, at the age of 40. It is the hope of her family that this scholarship will help Kerri's caring legacy live on by giving future physical therapist assistants opportunities that otherwise may not be available.

— Physics, Engineering or Math
Bob Wilson Endowed Scholarship
Must have completed a minimum of 36 credit hours by the time scholarship is in effect and be carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours each term the scholarship is in effect.

— Transitions
Connections Community, Inc.
Scholarship for full or part-time MHCC Transitions or Transiciones graduate.

Evelyn E. Humphreys Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for an MHCC Transitions student.

Gresham Altrusa Club Scholarship
Scholarship for a student actively participating in the Transitions program having completed the Life Transitions/Career Planning classes and carrying a minimum of six credit hours at the time the scholarship is in effect.

Kaiser Permanente Latino Staff Association Scholarship
Scholarship for Latina students enrolled or have been enrolled in the Transitions program. Students must intend to pursue a career in healthcare.

Margaret Lorain Scholarship
Two-year scholarship for Transitions program graduate.

This scholarship is named after Margaret Lorain. It is intended to support a student who is attempting to make a significant life change. It remembers a person who changed her life and in doing so, the lives of others.

Margaret Lorain was a young woman with two infant children, living in an abusive relationship. Through determination and a strength of purpose, she made the decision to change her circumstances and as a result, turn her life in a positive direction. To do so, she left the abusive relationship and found herself a single parent with two children and as the breadwinner/caregiver for her retired parents. She supported her family, made the time and found the resources to complete a college degree and the requirements for a teaching license. She made the decision to reorient her life and successfully completed the transition. For over 30 years she was a teacher, friend and mentor to those who found themselves in challenging life situations.

Margaret Lorain passed away in 2000. This scholarship is to honor her life and values. It is provided so others may be enabled to change their circumstances from an unhappy situation into one of success, peace, contribution, and contentment.

Soroptimist International of Gresham Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship to provide assistance to single women with dependent children enrolled in a declared program of study. If student is in the Transitions program, student must have completed the Life Transitions/Career Planning classes at the time of the scholarship is in effect.

Soroptimist International of Portland East Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship for an MHCC student enrolled in the Transitions program who has completed the Life Transitions/Career Planning class.

Wintz Family Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship for members of the Transitions program.

All scholarships are contingent upon availability of funds.

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