• MHCC Scholarships

  • MHCC Foundation Scholarships

    Higher education is beyond reach for many Oregonians. The Mt. Hood Community College Foundation awards scholarships every year to students who may not otherwise afford an education. Any student who is currently attending MHCC or planning to attend MHCC can apply for scholarships. Complete one online application to be considered for all available MHCC scholarships. No need to choose which Foundation scholarships you want to apply for – the scholarship portal does it for you!

    Congratulations 2018-19 Scholarship Recipients!

    The MHCC Foundation has completed its evaluation of the 2018-19 scholarship applications and sent the results to all applicants via Saints email. The deadline to accept these scholarships and submit the required donor thank you letter is Friday, December 7, 2018.

    Please note, if a recipient fails to accept a scholarship by the deadline, we will consider the scholarship offer declined and award the scholarship to another applicant.

    The application for 2019-2020 MHCC Foundation Scholarships will open on January 2, 2018.

    Important Dates

    Date Details
    July 30 – October 12, 2018 2018-19 Secondary Application Period: Students who missed the Priority Application deadline can apply for remaining 2018-19 scholarships.
    November 16, 2018 Results of the 2018-19 Secondary Application Period will be sent to applicants via Saints email. Scholarship funds will become available beginning in fall 2018.
    January 2 – March 29, 2019 2019-20 Priority Application Period: Apply by March 29 for the best chance of receiving a scholarship for the 2019-20 school year.
    May 31, 2019 Results of the 2019-20 Priority Application Period will be sent to applicants via Saints email. Scholarship funds will become available beginning in fall 2019.

    How to Prepare

    The 2019-2020 scholarship application will open on January 2, 2018. Complete the following steps to prepare to apply.

    1. Apply for admission to MHCC
      The application is free and does not commit you to coming to MHCC. After you complete the application, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to log in to your account and check your student email, which is how we'll be communicating with you.
    2. Find two references
      References can be teachers, faculty, staff, mentors, coaches, employers, etc. You will need the name and email address of each reference. Once you enter this information into your scholarship application, the system with send an automated email to each reference with a recommendation form to complete. We highly recommend contacting your references in advance to ask if they are willing to provide a recommendation for you..
    3. Get a copy of your unofficial transcript (new students only)
      High school seniors, transfer students, and any student who has not yet completed at least one graded course at MHCC must upload an unofficial transcript to their scholarship applications.
    4. Complete the FAFSA
      Visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/ to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online and list the MHCC school code: 003204. You will still be considered for many MHCC Foundation scholarships even if you do not complete a FAFSA. However, completing the FAFSA may increase the number of scholarships you are eligible for.

    Who Can Apply

    Any MHCC student, or any student who plans to attend MHCC, can apply. We have scholarships for students in all kinds of programs, students of all ages and from all kinds of backgrounds.