The MCC Scholars Program

The Monroe Community College Scholars Program gives recognition and financial support to high school students who have demonstrated both academic excellence and a high level of achievement in extracurricular and/or community activities in their high school years.

Eligible MCC scholars receive awards of $500 each semester for up to four consecutive semesters, a total of $2,000.

There is an Engineering Scholarship designation for 2 + 2 engineering applicants. Historically, engineering science program applicants have won the MCC Scholars award. This means two chances for engineering applicants -- one through the MCC Scholars award category and one through the 2 + 2 Engineering Science category.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute now offers three different scholarships for MCC transfer students from the Engineering Science Program. Three students per year win:

1 - Joseph H. Smith, Jr. '45 Engineering and Science Award - $5,000/year scholarship

In response to the excellence of the two-year and community college engineering science programs, Rensselaer created this scholarship to honor the outstanding senior student in this curriculum.

In order to be nominated for this award, a student must be a member of a participating institution (such as MCC) and must be an outstanding student in the engineering science program. Generally, the award is presented to the qualifying student with the highest cumulative average. The faculty from the Department of Engineering Science and Physics at MCC determines the selection process and recipient.

Recipients receive $5,000 per year for two years.

2 - Garnet D. Baltimore Award - $5,000/year scholarship

The Garnet D. Baltimore Rensselaer Award and Scholarship commemorates Garnet Douglass Baltimore, a civil engineer who graduated in 1881 as Rensselaer's first black graduate.

The Award and Scholarship is presented to the qualifying engineering transfer student with the highest combined average in mathematics and science. In order to be considered for the scholarship, a student must be an outstanding African American, Hispanic or Native American student in mathematics and science, and be an applicant for admission to Rensselaer. The Engineering Science and Physics faculty at MCC may nominate a recipient for this award annually.

Recipients receive $5,000 per year allowing them to complete their Bachelors Degree in Engineering.

3 - Phi Theta Kappa Award - $3,000/year scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa Society has recognized intellectual achievement in American two-year colleges since 1918, and was officially recognized by the American Association of Junior Colleges as the honor fraternity of two-year colleges in 1929.

In order to receive the scholarship, a student must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa Society. The MCC Department of Engineering Science and Physics may nominate a qualifying engineering transfer recipient to be awarded this scholarship annually.

Recipients receive a $3,000 tuition reduction per year.

Rochester Institute of Technology
Trustee Scholarships for Transfer Students:

RIT will award approximately 200-$5,000 scholarships (valued at $2,500 per academic year) to transfer students entering RIT in 1997-98 who meet the following qualitifcations:

1) Are admitted to an RIT academic program (includes all Engineering programs) as a full-time student.

2) Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher

3) Present sufficient transfer credits to enroll at RIT at junior-level status (students normally complete an associate's degree prior to enrolling).

Outstanding Transfer Scholarship Competition:
RIT will offer 15-$10,000 scholarships (valued at $5000 per academic year) and 45-$2,500 scholarships (valued at $1,250 per academic year) through a merit scholarship competition held on campus.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
RIT will award Phi Theta Kappa scholarships valued at $1,000 per year to every PTK member who enrolls at RIT.

Need-Based RIT Scholarships:
RIT reserves scholarship funds each year for new and continuing transfer students. Awards range in value from $100 to $10,000 per year, depending upon financial need and other sources of aid available.