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Miles Community College awards more than $300,000 worth of scholarships each year to currently enrolled students, transfer students, non-traditional students, and high school graduates from accredited high schools. These awards are intended to recognize scholastic and athletic excellence and support specific programs offered at Miles Community College. The scholarships are non-need based.
The deadline for submitting a scholarship application for students beginning school in the fall is April 15. For those students who are applying for a scholarship for spring semester, the deadline is December 15. All applications must be fully completed in order for them to be reviewed by the MCC Scholarship Committee. Applicants must also have applied for admission at Miles Community College. For specific information on the scholarships offered at Miles Community College, please see below.
 
Miles Community College Pioneer Scholarship
Students must be seeking a degree in a Certificate, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Applied Science program. This scholarship meets the needs of adult learners and those who are continuing or beginning their educational endeavors. This scholarship is not available for the summer semester.

Qualifications:

  • Students must be residents of Montana.
  • Students must be degree-seeking and enrolled in at least six credits.
  • If the student does not have a previous grade point average (GPA) to submit, the Scholarship Committee will review GED, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT scores to determine academic eligibility.
  • Applicants will be reviewed and awarded up to 100% tuition.

Renewal Requirements:

  • The Pioneer Scholarship is renewable from fall semester to spring semester if students maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as outlined in the Miles Community College (MCC) Catalog.
  • Students must reapply for the Pioneer Scholarship each academic year.

Materials to submit when applying for the Pioneer Scholarship:

  • High school and college (if applicable) transcripts (we are unable to use the transcript submitted with your admissions application).
  • One letter of recommendation from a non-relative assessing your abilities, character, motivation, and potential for academic success.
  • Submit an essay not exceeding 500 words of how you will benefit from receiving the Honor Scholarship at Miles Community College.
  • Scholarship application completed and signed.
Miles Community College Honor Scholarship
The Honor Scholarship is awarded to high achieving students entering Miles Community College who will be seeking an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Applied Science Degree. The Honor Scholarship is renewable for three consecutive semesters if the student passes 15 credits every semester and maintains at least a 3.50 cumulative GPA. This scholarship is not available for the summer semester.

Qualifications:

  • 3.75-4.00 GPA in high school as verified on high school transcript.
  • Students must be residents of Montana.
  • Students must be first-time freshmen.

Requirements of Scholarship Recipients:

  • Students receiving the Honor Scholarship will be required to live on campus per the College’s Residence Life Policy.

Materials to submit when applying for the Honor Scholarship:

  • High school transcript (we are unable to use the transcript submitted with your admissions application).
  • One letter of recommendation from a non-relative assessing your abilities, character, motivation, and potential for academic success.
  • Submit a list of your academic, work, community, and volunteer achievements. Please list any awards, honors, or other recognition you have received.
  • Submit an essay not exceeding 500 words of how you will benefit from receiving the Honor Scholarship at Miles Community College.
  • Scholarship application completed and signed.
Miles Community College Presidential Scholarship
The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to the highest achieving students entering Miles Community College who will be seeking an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Applied Science Degree. A maximum of one Presidential Scholarship will be awarded every year. The Presidential Scholarship is renewable for three consecutive semesters if the student passes 15 credits and maintains at least a 3.80 cumulative grade point average every semester. The Presidential Scholarship is not available for the summer semester. The Presidential Scholarship funds tuition, general fees, and $500 toward required books per semester. The Presidential Scholarship will not pay for program fees, online fees, ITV course fees, lab fees, online testing fees, or any other fee attached to a specific course.

Qualifications:

  • 4.00 GPA in high school as verified on high school transcript.
  • Minimum composite ACT score of 26 or SAT score of 1180 as verified by high school transcript or a copy of the ACT and SAT test results.
  • Students must be residents of Montana.
  • Students must be first-time freshmen.

Requirements of Scholarship Recipients:

  • Participate in the Student Ambassador organization at Miles Community College.
  • During the freshman year, the Presidential Scholar will be required to make a presentation at one public speaking engagement with the College President. As a sophomore, the Presidential Scholar will be required to make two public presentations during the year with the College President.
  • Live on campus per the College’s Residence Life Policy.

Materials to submit when applying for the Presidential Scholarship:

  • High school transcript (we are unable to use the transcript submitted with your admissions application).
  • One letter of recommendation from a non-relative assessing your abilities, character, motivation, and potential for academic success.
  • Submit a list of your academic, work, community, and volunteer achievements. Please list any awards, honors, or other recognition you have received.
  • Submit an essay not exceeding 750 words on “How the Miles Community College experience can help you start here and go anywhere.”
  • Scholarship application completed and signed.

Additional Scholarship Information

If a student is receiving assistance specifically marked for tuition (or fees and/or books in the case of the Presidential Scholarship) from a third party (such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Career Development, Job Service, or just a pass through scholarship, etc.), the amount of the scholarship received from Miles Community College will be decreased to only cover tuition (or fees and/or books) not covered by the third party.

A student will not be allowed to receive both an athletic scholarship and any of the scholarships listed on this application except the Nicole McFarland Memorial Scholarship and Miles Community College Endowment Book Scholarship. The student must make a decision on which scholarship to pursue at Miles Community College. Students may apply only one time per academic year for any Miles Community College scholarships.

 

Miles Community College Endowment Scholarships
Students must be seeking a degree in a Certificate, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Applied Science program. These scholarships are not available for the summer semester. Please see the list of Endowment Scholarships within this application for further information on specific scholarship criteria.

Qualifications:

  • Students must be degree-seeking and enrolled in at least six credits.
  • If the student does not have a previous grade point average to submit, the Scholarship Committee will review GED, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT scores to determine academic eligibility.

Renewal Requirements:

  • The Endowment Scholarships are renewable from fall semester to spring semester if students maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as outlined in the Miles Community College Catalog.
  • Students must reapply for the Endowment Scholarships each academic year.

Materials to submit when applying for the Endowment Scholarships:

  • High school and college (if applicable) transcripts (we are unable to use the transcript submitted with your admissions application).
  • One letter of recommendation from non-relatives assessing your abilities, character, motivation, and potential for academic success.
  • Submit an essay not exceeding 500 words of how you will benefit from receiving an Endowment Scholarship while attending Miles Community College.
  • Scholarship application completed and signed.

Endowment Scholarship Listing and Criteria

Helen Bartkowski Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits
  • Students must be enrolled in a business program
  • Scholarship recipients must be residents of one of the following counties: Carter, Custer, Fallon, Garfield, Powder River, Prairie, Rosebud, or Wibaux County

Lena Leo Berry Scholarship

  • This scholarship will be awarded to a student entering or currently enrolled in the Associate of Science in Nursing Program.
  • Students must have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average. Consideration will be given for citizenship, leadership, and character.
  • Preference shall be given to students from Miles City, Montana.

Eilleen A. Carlson Scholarship

  • This is a general scholarship that can be used for tuition and fees.

Otis A. & Grace Carter Scholarship

  • Preference shall be given to students in nursing, vocational technical courses, and business education.
  • Students must be United States citizens.

Stella & Reece Clevenger Scholarship

  • This scholarship will be awarded to a student entering or currently enrolled in the Associate of Science in Nursing Program.
  • Students must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average. Consideration will be given for citizenship, leadership, and character.
  • Preference shall be given to students from Miles City, Montana.

Henry T. & Marie Dierks Scholarship

  • This scholarship will be awarded to students who are majoring in elementary education.
  • Students must be Montana residents while attending Miles Community College.
  • Students receiving this scholarship shall not receive other scholarships from MCC.

Harold & Shirley Gierke Scholarship

  • This is a general scholarship that can be used for tuition and fees.

Big Sky Smile Center by Anna & Barrie Matthews Scholarship

  • $1000 awarded annually
  • Student must be enrolled in the Building Trades Program
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5

Karen Hinnaland Nursing Scholarship

  • Students must have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average
  • Students must be a resident of Prairie County in Montana
  • Students must be classified as non-traditional and have attended at least one semester of school at MCC

Eugene & Jean Leidholt Scholarship

  • Students must have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average (Consideration will be given for citizenship, leadership, and character)
  • Preference shall be given to students from Miles City,Montana

Pete Leo Scholarship

  • This scholarship will be awarded to a student entering or currently enrolled in the Associate of Science in Nursing Program.
  • Students must have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average. Consideration will be given for citizenship, leadership, and character.
  • Preference shall be given to students from Miles City, Montana.

Miles City Elks Scholarship

  • One $1000 awarded annually
  • Four $500 awarded annually
  • Students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits
  • Must have Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Scholarship recipients must be residents of one of the following counties: Carter, Custer, Fallon, Garfield, Powder River, Prairie, Rosebud, Treasure or Wibaux County
  • Preference given to non-traditional students and to financial need (Consideration given for citizenship, leadership and character)

Miles Community College Endowment Book Scholarship

  • Students must have at least a 2.50 cumulative grade point average.
  • Students must be returning sophomores.
  • Funds must be used to purchase books from the MCC Bookstore.

Rural Cancer Care Foundation Scholarship

  • Students must have at least a 2.50 cumulative grade point average.
  • Students must be a second year student in the Associate of Science in Nursing Program.
  • Students must be from eastern Montana.
  • Preference will be given to: students going into oncology, students looking for employment in eastern Montana, students who have outside classroom involvement with cancer care, and students who will be going on to pursue a four-year degree.

Thomas J. Ryan Memorial Scholarship

  • Students must be enrolled in the Insurance Program.
  • Preference will be given to non-traditional students from rural areas.

Curtis & Irene Strom Memorial Scholarship

  • This is a general scholarship that can be used for tuition and fees.

Marion & Julian Terrett Scholarship

  • This scholarship will be awarded to first or second year students who have been accepted into the Associate of Science in Nursing Program.
  • Two scholarships will be awarded; one to a student who is a resident of Custer County and the second to a student who is a resident of Montana with preference to students from southeastern Montana.

Other Outside Scholarship

Montana Dakota Utilities (MDU) Resources Foundation Scholarship

  • Preference will be given to students from Miles City, Montana.

Please visit the following links to explore other scholarship opportunities that are out there for you!

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS:

miscellaneous scholarship links

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Degrees - Undergraduate Academic Award
http://education-portal.com/pages/Computer_Science_Academic_Scholarship.html
A $1,000 academic award given to a student pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Degrees - Undergraduate Academic Award
http://education-portal.com/pages/Criminal_Justice_and_Law_Enforcement_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html
A $500 academic award given to a student pursuing any associate or bachelor degree emphasizing a Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement concentration.

Liberal Arts and General Studies Degrees - Undergraduate Academic Award
http://education-portal.com/pages/Liberal_Arts_and_General_Studies_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html
A $500 academic award given to a student pursuing an associate or bachelor degree emphasizing Liberal Arts, General Studies, or Humanities.

Architecture and Drafting Degrees - Undergraduate Academic Award
http://education-portal.com/pages/Architecture_and_Drafting_Degrees_-_Undergraduate_Academic_Award.html
A $500 academic award given to a student pursuing an associate or bachelor degree emphasizing Architecture, Architectural Drafting, Architectural Design, or Architectural Engineering.

Undergraduate Distance Learning Degrees - Academic Award
http://education-portal.com/pages/Undergraduate_Distance_Learning_Degrees_-_Academic_Award.html
A $500 academic award given to a student pursuing a distance learning associate or bachelor degree program. Available to all part-time or full-time undergraduate students completing an online degree program.

If you are going into our Associate of Science Degree with the Insurance Business Emphasis or our Associate of Applied Science Degree, Business Management: Insurance Option, visit this site for potential scholarship opportunities.
http://www.iiaba.net/eprise/main/Invest/home/scholarships.html
http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/
http://www.smartaboutcollege.org/

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