Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about scholarships at MCC.

If you have exceptional academic, athletic or artistic talent, you could be eligible for a number of scholarships. There are also scholarships available to students who study special academic fields, are members of underrepresented groups, live in certain areas of the country or demonstrate financial need. Take a look at all the scholarships available – and don’t hesitate to apply for as many as you can!

There are three types of scholarships:

  • Institutional – funded through Monroe Community College
  • Private – funded through private businesses, civic organizations, labor unions and other groups
  • Governmental – offered by federal and state governmental agencies

Brighton Campus

Building 1, Room 221


Monday - Friday: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.


585.292.2050 (24-hour automated voice response system)



Downtown Campus

2nd Floor, Room 210


Monday - Friday: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.





MCC federal school code: 002872

MCC TAP school code: 2180

New York State Scholarship

The Excelsior application for new students will be available starting March 26, 2018. The application is due July 23, 2018 at 11:59PM. For now continuing Excelsior Scholarship recipients will not need to reapply for Excelsior (they are still required to complete both the 2018-2019 FAFSA and TAP applications). For more information, the Higher Education Services Corportation (HESC) website or the SUNY Website.

NYS just opened the application for Part-Time Scholarship (PTS) Award Program. PTS provides tuition awards to students attending a SUNY or CUNY community college who are enrolled in at least 6 but less than 12 credits each term for up to four consecutive terms. 

You can review the eligibility requirements and find the application for both 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 here.

MCC scholarships

It’s easy to apply for dozens of scholarships through MCC Scholarships Online. Many of these scholarships are funded by generous alumni who were once in your shoes. Just sign in, complete and submit the online application, and supply supporting materials. You’ll be automatically matched to scholarship opportunities.

Search MCC Scholarships

Student sign-in:
  • New students – You must have an MCC email address to access MCC Scholarships Online. Newly admitted students will be mailed their MCC email address and instructions for activating their account.
  • Current students – Use your MCC email address and password.

NOTE: If you've been admitted and have not received your MCC email or have misplaced it, or are having trouble accessing the system, please contact the Help Desk at 585.292.8324.

  • Information on each scholarship opportunity, including deadlines is located at MCC Scholarships Online.
  • New student 2017-2018 applications are due April 20, 2018.
  • Continuing students applications are due March 18, 2018.
  • Apply early and check your MCC email to be notified for all scholarship opportunities.

Private scholarships

Many businesses, civic organizations and other groups offer scholarships. You’ll need to research and apply for them on your own, but it’s well worth your effort. Here are some places to look into for scholarship opportunities:

Governmental scholarships

Learn more about governmental scholarships and how to apply: