• 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.

    Congratulations 2018-19 Scholarship Recipients!

    The MHCC Foundation has sent scholarship notifications and instructions to recipients through their Saints email addresses. The deadline to accept these scholarships and submit the required donor thank you letter is Friday, June 22nd.

    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 next application for MHCC Foundation Scholarships will open in August 2018. Details and deadlines will be announced shortly.

    How to Prepare

    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 for the scholarship application. Once you enter this information, 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)
      Only high school seniors and transfer students need to submit an unofficial transcript. Eventually transfer students will need to provide an official transcript to registration in order for credits to be applied to your official academic record.
    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.