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Scholarships

Application Deadline for 2020-2021 scholarships is March 30, 2020.

 

Institutional Scholarship Details

MACC provides several scholarship opportunities from institutional and private sources to assist you with your educational expenses. We strongly recommend that you take the time to read and understand all the information provided for each scholarship. Understanding and thoughtful planning now will benefit you throughout college and beyond.

  • Students shall receive no more than two (2) institutional scholarships and/or awards per semester and must abide by all rules and regulations of the College and of the respective scholarship, award or fee waiver.
  • Students receiving a scholarship and/or award should be advised that, in the event they withdraw from classes or fail to abide by the rules and regulations of the respective scholarship or award, or of the College, renewal privileges will be denied.
  • Unless otherwise noted, institutional scholarships and awards are applied to educational expenses charged (fees, tuition, lab fees, books, housing, meal plan, supplies) at Moberly Area Community College.
  • Cash refunds cannot be given for institutional scholarships.
  • MACC institutional scholarships and awards may be used to supplement educational expenses charged at MACC that are not covered by the Missouri A+ Scholarship.
  • Developmental courses do not apply toward grade point average. Recipients should be aware of this with regard to the grade point average required for renewal eligibility.
  • Student scholarship recipients may re-apply for the same scholarship for subsequent award terms (on a semester or annual basis, depending on the specific scholarship guidelines).

Academic Department Scholarships: One (1) scholarship will be awarded from each Academic Department (currently eight (8): Agriculture, Communication, Education, Fine Arts, History, Math, Psychology/Sociology, Science) to students who are actively pursuing an Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching, or Associate of Science degree at Moberly Area Community College. These scholarships are valued at $500 each and are applied to educational expenses charged at Moberly Area Community College, including fees, tuition, lab fees, housing, meal plan, and/or books and supplies. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) college-level credit hours. This scholarship is renewable for one (1) consecutive semester if a cumulative 2.50 grade point average is maintained and nine (9) college-level credit hours are completed. Student recipients of this scholarship may reapply in subsequent years.

Adult Education and Literacy Scholarship: The Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Scholarship is available to those persons who have completed an accepted high school equivalency examination, such as the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or the General Educational Development (GED) Examination. Applicants must score 2650 points or above on GED or 50 or above on HiSET. This scholarship is valued at $500 per semester and is applied to educational expenses charged at Moberly Area Community College, including fees, tuition, lab fees, housing, meal plan, and/or books and supplies. A maximum of five (5) AEL scholarships may be awarded annually. Scholarship recipients must be seeking a degree or certificate at MACC and be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) college-level credit hours per semester. This scholarship is renewable for one (1) consecutive semester if a cumulative 2.50 grade point average is maintained and nine (9) college-level credit hours are completed. Student recipients of this scholarship may reapply in subsequent years.

Art Award: The Art Award is given to outstanding art students at Moberly Area Community College. Selection of the Art Award recipients is on a competitive basis upon the recommendation of the Moberly Area Community College lead Art instructor. To be eligible for the award, students must complete an application and provide a portfolio of work. Recipients must be seeking a degree or certificate at MACC and be enrolled in nine (9) college hours, including at least one three-hour art class. Five (5) $500 Art Awards are granted on a semester basis. This award is applied to educational expenses charged at Moberly Area Community College, including fees, tuition, housing, meal plan, and/or books and supplies. The award will be pro-rated if the recipient fails to abide by the rules and regulations of the scholarship or the College. Student recipients of this award may reapply in subsequent semesters/years.

Board of Trustees Scholarship: (2020 High School Graduates Only)
Recipients will be selected through a competitive application process. A maximum of eight (8) awards will be made each year to graduating high school seniors demonstrating citizenship and academic excellence, and having a 3.0 (or equivalent) high school GPA. This scholarship is valued at $500 per semester and is applied to educational expenses charged at MACC, including fees, tuition, lab fees, housing, meal plan, and/or books and supplies. The scholarship must be used at MACC the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. Scholarship recipients must be seeking a degree or certificate at MACC and be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) college-level credit hours per semester. The scholarship is renewable for one (1) consecutive semester if a cumulative 3.00 GPA is maintained and twelve (12) college-level credit hours are completed.

Workforce Development and Technical Education Department Scholarships: Scholarships will be awarded from each Workforce Development and Technical Education division as follows: two (2) from the Business Technology division and two (2) from the Computers and Industrial Technology division. These scholarships are awarded to students who are actively pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree or Certificate. These scholarships are valued at $500 each semester and will be applied to educational expenses charged at Moberly Area Community College, including fees, tuition, housing, meal plan, and/or books and supplies. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) college-level credit hours each semester. This scholarship is renewable for one (1) consecutive semester if a cumulative 2.50 grade point average is maintained and nine (9) college-level credit hours are completed. Student recipients of this scholarship may reapply in subsequent years.

Cheerleader Award:  Try-outs will be announced at a later date.
The Cheerleader Award is made available to students and is awarded on a competitive basis. The number and amount of individual awards may vary each semester, ranging from $250 - $1,000, and will be determined by the needs of the Cheerleading squad; a maximum of $8,000 per semester may be awarded to all recipients. This award is applied to educational expenses charged at MACC, including fees, tuition, housing, meal plan, and/or books and supplies. Award recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. The award is renewable for the one semester if a cumulative 2.0 grade point average is maintained, 12 credit hours are completed, and other designated criteria are satisfied. The award will be pro-rated if the recipient fails to abide by the rules and regulations of the scholarship or the College. Student recipients of this award may reapply in subsequent years.

Graduating Summer Start Program: The Graduating Seniors Summer Start Program allows graduating high school seniors to enroll in up to three credit hours during the summer immediately following high school graduation. A waiver of tuition and all fees (excluding lab fees and online course fees), for up to three credit hours is granted upon documentation of high school graduation. Participants in the Graduating Summer Start Program are responsible for textbooks and lab fees. Classes may be taken at any instructional site of MACC. For more information, students may contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Health Science Department Scholarships:Scholarships will be awarded from each Health Science program as follows: one (1) student per program who is actively pursuing one of the following programs: the Accelerated Associate Degree Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing (2 year), Practical Nursing Certificate-Moberly, Practical Nursing Certificate–Mexico, Practical Nursing Certificate–Columbia, Associate of Science Degree-Medical Laboratory Technician, Associate of Applied Science-Occupational, Associate of Applied Science-Surgical Technology These scholarships are valued at $500 each semester and will be applied to educational expenses charged at Moberly Area Community College, including fees, tuition, housing, meal plan, and/or books and supplies. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) college-level credit hours each semester. This scholarship is renewable for one (1) consecutive semester if a cumulative 2.50 grade point average is maintained and nine (9) college-level credit hours are completed. Student recipients of this scholarship may reapply in subsequent years.

Honors Scholarship:The Honors Scholarship recipients will be selected through a competitive application process. A maximum of two awards will be made each semester to qualified applicants participating in the Honors Program. This scholarship is valued at $500 and is applied to educational expenses charged at Moberly Area Community College, including fees, tuition, lab fees, housing, meal plan, and/or books and supplies. Scholarship recipients must be seeking a degree or certificate at MACC and be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours and the scholarship is non-renewable. Student recipients of this scholarship may reapply in subsequent years.

Law Enforcement Training Center (LETC) Scholarship: Two (2) non-renewable LETC Scholarships will be granted to two (2) outstanding LETC students each semester. This scholarship is valued at $500 and is applied to educational expenses charged at Moberly Area Community College, including fees, tuition, lab fees, housing, meal plan, and/or books and supplies. Selection is based upon the recommendation of the LETC Director. To be eligible for the award, students must complete an application and enroll in the thirty-two (32) credit hour LETC program.

New Traditions Scholarship: The New Traditions Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a member of a special population actively pursuing a degree or certificate at MACC. Special populations include single parents, displaced homemakers, dislocated workers, and individuals with disabilities, economic disadvantages, or limited English proficiency. This scholarship is valued at $500 per semester and is applied to educational expenses charged at Moberly Area Community College, including fees, tuition, lab fees, housing, meal plan, and/or books and supplies. A maximum of five (5) New Traditions Scholarships may be awarded annually. Scholarship recipients must be seeking a degree or certification at MACC and be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) college-level credit hours per semester. This scholarship is renewable for one (1) consecutive semester if a cumulative 2.50 grade point average is maintained nine (9) college-level credit hours are completed. Student recipients of this scholarship may reapply in subsequent years.

Presidential Ambassador's Award: The Presidential Ambassador's Award is a special recognition to be awarded at the discretion of the President of Moberly Area Community College. This award is valued at $500 per semester and is applied to educational expenses charged at Moberly Area Community College, including fees, tuition, lab fees, housing, meal plan, and/or books and supplies. Presidential Ambassador Award recipients shall demonstrate an attitude that favorably reflects the good citizenship and academic attributes characterized by the MACC tradition. Recipients must maintain a cumulative 2.50 grade point average each semester and must be seeking a degree or certificate and be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) college-level credit hours. Recipients of the Presidential Ambassadors Award will be required to provide assistance in College related activities for a minimum of ten (10) hours per semester. A maximum of fifteen Presidential Ambassador's Awards may be presented annually. Students must have a high school or college GPA of a 2.00 (or equivalent GED score) or higher upon initial application. This award is renewable for one (1) consecutive semester. Student recipients of this award may reapply in subsequent years.

Superintendent's Scholarship: The Superintendent's Scholarship is awarded by area high school superintendents to graduating high school seniors. Recipients must have a minimum 2.50 high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale. This scholarship is valued at $300 per semester and is applied to educational expenses charged at Moberly Area Community College, including fees, tuition, housing, meal plan, and/or books and supplies, for the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. A minimum of two (2) graduating seniors may be selected from each high school. Scholarship recipients must be seeking a degree or certificate at MACC and be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per semester. This scholarship is renewable for one (1) consecutive semester if a cumulative 2.50 grade point average is maintained and nine (9) credit hours are completed.

Theatre Award: The Theatre Award is given to outstanding theatre students at Moberly Area Community College. Selection of Theatre Award recipients is on a competitive basis upon the recommendation of the Moberly Area Community College lead Theatre instructor. To be eligible for the award, students must complete an application, audition, and/or provide a resume/portfolio, and must be enrolled in at least one three-hour theatre class. In addition, recipients are required to take a leadership role (either acting or technical) in the drama production during the semester in which the award is given. The number and amount of individual awards may vary, and will be determined by the needs of the Theatre Department, ranging from $250 to $1,500; a maximum of $2,500 per semester may be awarded to all recipients. This award is applied to educational expenses charged at Moberly Area Community College, including fees, tuition, housing, meal plan, and/or books and supplies. Recipients must be seeking a degree or certificate at MACC and be enrolled in nine (9) credit hours. The award will be pro-rated if the recipient fails to abide by the rules and regulations of the scholarship or the College. Student recipients of this award may reapply in subsequent semesters/years.

Vocal Music Award: Vocal Music Awards are awarded on a competitive basis upon the recommendation of the Moberly Area Community College Music Director. To be eligible for the award, students must audition and enroll in the vocal music program and actively participate as instructed by the Music Director. Interested students may contact Ryan Hampton at for more information about auditions for this scholarship. The number and amount of individual awards may vary, and will be determined by the needs of the Vocal Music Department, ranging from $250 to $1,500; a maximum of $15,000 per semester may be awarded to all recipients. This award is applied to educational expenses charged at Moberly Area Community College, including fees, tuition, lab fees, housing, meal plan, and/or books and supplies. Scholarship recipients must be seeking a degree of certificate at MACC and be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per semester. This scholarship is renewable for one (1) consecutive semesters if a cumulative 2.00 grade point average is maintained each semester and nine (9) credit hours are completed. The award will be prorated if the recipient fails to abide by the rules and regulations of the scholarship or the College. Student recipients of this award may reapply in subsequent years.

William A. Edens Student Body President Award: The William A. Edens Student Body President Award was established in memory of William A. Edens who was Student Body President (1998-99) and a graduate of Moberly Area Community College. While serving his country in Iraq as a 2nd Lieutenant, he lost his life in April 2005. The Student Body President Award is presented to the student who is elected as the Moberly Area Community College Student Body President. This award is valued at $500 per semester and is applied to tuition and fees at Moberly Area Community College the semester immediately following election results. The recipient of the award is expected to demonstrate leadership qualities and abide by the regulations of Moberly Area Community College and the Student Government Association. Award recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours per semester. This scholarship is renewable for one (1) semester if a cumulative 2.50 grade point average is achieved and twelve (12) credit hours are completed. The award will be pro-rated if the recipient fails to abide by the rules and regulations of the scholarship or the College.

 

Other Non-Institutional & Endowment Scholarships

All applicants must meet specific scholarship guidelines. Any additional comments or recommendations are welcome. It is strongly recommended that students file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to document financial need. Award values are subject to change.

Moberly Area Community College Alumni Association Scholarship: The Alumni Association Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors through a competitive selection process. The award may be used for the purchase of books and/or supplies from the MACC Bookstore, and may also be used for course resource fees, lab fees and clinical fees that are applied to the student’s MACC account. Recipients may be receiving other scholarships for tuition and fees, but still be eligible for the Alumni Scholarship. The amount of the scholarship is $200 per semester, and will be renewable for three semesters if the recipient completes 12 credit hours and maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Dean R. and Hazel Boyd Memorial Scholarship: Approximate scholarship value is $500 per semester. Guidelines for the awarding of the scholarship are: 1) Recent high school graduate with a satisfactory academic record (minimum 2.50 out of a 4.0 high school cumulative grade point average) at time of application. ACT score is strongly recommended; 2) This scholarship may be renewed for one consecutive semester if the recipient maintains a minimum 2.50 grade point average; 3) The financial need and academic accomplishments of the applicant will be considered in the selection process; 4) A carefully-written letter addressed to the Search Committee in which you describe your long-term career goals including your involvement in high school activities.

Elsie Busch Scholarship Fund: Approximate scholarship value is $3,000 per semester. Guidelines for the awarding of the scholarship are: 1) The scholarship shall be awarded to students based on financial need, good moral character and scholarship; 2) The scholarship shall be in a monetary amount to provide recipient adequate money for room, board, books, tuition and fees at MACC; 3) The selection shall be determined by the Board of Trustees, in consultation with a) the President of Moberly Area Community College, b) the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, c) the Dean of Academic Affairs, and d) the Dean of Career and Technical Education.

Jack Conroy Scholarship: Approximate scholarship value is $300. The Jack Conroy Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have earned at least twelve credit hours at MACC with a minimum cumulative 3.00 college grade point average. Preference is given to students majoring in the Humanities or Social Sciences. Consideration will be given to applicants demonstrating financial need. Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve credit hours at MACC to be eligible for the scholarship. Applicants must also submit an essay of approximately 500 words explaining how their educational or career goals align with the following quotes of Jack Conroy: 1) To live life with conviction of heart, mind, and hands; 2) To not let words put the message in my heart, but let my heart put words on paper; 2) To help usefully and without envy aspiring writers and workers from every background. Applicants may consult http://www.macc.edu/~conroy/index2.htm or the Conroy American Studies Collection in the MACC Library for additional information regarding Jack Conroy. The scholarship is awarded annually during the fall semester and is renewable for the following spring semester, provided the student meets scholarship criteria.

Robert Lee and Margie Lou Dudley and Benjamin M. Glassen Memorial Scholarship: Approximate scholarship value is $500 per semester. Application criteria shall include academic promise, community service and financial need. Applicants will be required to: 1) Submit a written statement to include extent of financial need, career goals and service to their community; 2) Submit a valid Student Aid Report as processed by the Federal Title IV Student Aid Program; 3) Be full time students at Moberly Area Community College; 4) Take business courses; and 5) Plan to continue their education in the business administration at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.

Grace Forest Hahn Memorial Scholarship: Approximate scholarship value is $300 per semester. The scholarship shall be a cash award. Guidelines for awarding scholarship are: 1) The applicant must be pursuing a career in Teaching or Nursing; 2) Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need; 3) Must enroll full-time (12 hours/includes development courses); 4) Renewal of scholarship requires a 2.0 GPA.

Kenneth O. Hartley Endowment Fund: Approximate scholarship value is $1,000. Applicants for the scholarship must have completed a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours and who are enrolled in any degree program in which project management skills are applied, such as Associate of Applied Science degrees, Associate of Arts degrees in Business, STEM, or other related fields, Associate of Science degrees, or other similar degrees; and, must submit 1) a completed application; 2) a statement explaining career objectives and how you see project management as an important tool in your field of study.

Hildegarde Knaebel Scholarship: Scholarship are awarded to students studying in the following programs: Associate Degree in Nursing, Accelerated Associate Degree in Nursing, Practical Nursing, Law Enforcement Training, Professional Truck Driving, Agriculture Technology, Mechatronics, or Advanced Manufacturing Technology. Selection criteria will be based on a) financial need of the applicant; b) good moral character; c) student attending classes at the Moberly campus, or is a resident of Randolph County; and, d) preference will be given to a single parent or veteran. Funds may be used for educational expenses charged at MACC (tuition and fees, lab/course/clinical fees, books, or any other direct charge). Scholarship awards will be offered annually: Professional Truck Driving; (1) award of $2,000; Law Enforcement: (1) of $1,500; Practical Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing or Accelerated Associate Degree in Nursing: (1) award of $750 per semester, renewable for one year for students who maintain at cumulative GPA of 2.5; Agriculture Technology, Mechatronics, or Advanced Manufacturing Technology: (1) award of $750 per semester, renewable for one year for student who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Stan Isle Memorial Scholarship: Approximate scholarship value is $500. This is a one-time award given to the recipient during the fall semester. Stan Isle possessed a “zest for life” and love of people. He attended MACC and the University of Missouri and was active in academics, sports and the college newspaper. He enjoyed a career in journalism after discovering that his true love was writing. This scholarship will be awarded to a college freshman who is a strong student maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA. Selection criteria will be based on financial need of the applicant, academic achievement, and character. Preference will be given to applicants who are considering a career in journalism and/or who exhibit a love of life, sports and writing. Please provide a narrative statement describing your “zest for life”. Include your involvement in sports, academics, writing, and/or student government; additionally, explain your career goals.

Dr. W.H. and Mabel McCormick Memorial Award: Approximate scholarship value is $400 per semester. The guidelines for the award state that the scholarship applicant shall meet the following requirements: 1) The principle requirement shall be financial need and academic promise; 2) The scholarship shall be renewable for the second semester if a 2.50 grade point average is maintained.

Cleo A. Noel, Jr. Scholarship: Approximate scholarship value is $200. To be eligible a student has to demonstrate scholastic ability, initiative, integrity, leadership and loyalty to the United States. Applicants must show an interest and capability in the field of social science. Consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate an interest and capability in the field of social science, with emphasis in political science. Applicants should be: (1) Attending MACC; (2) Enrolled in at least 12 college-level hours; (3) Majoring in social science or a related field; and (4) Students must have completed 24 credits for the upcoming fall semester. Applicant shall submit a narrative statement (typed) outlining his/her community service and leadership. The scholarship is renewable for the spring semester subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Nellie M. Whitaker Memorial Scholarship: Approximate scholarship value is $1500 per semester. Guidelines for the awarding of the scholarship are: 1) The applicant must have a minimum 2.50 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at the date of application; 2) This scholarship may be renewed for one consecutive semester if the recipient maintains a minimum 2.50 grade point average; 3) The financial need and academic accomplishments of the applicant will be considered in the selection process.

 

Scholarships for MACC Graduates

The following scholarships are for fall 2019/spring 2020 MACC graduates only. 

Altrusa International Foundation of Moberly, MO
Approximate scholarship value is $400 per semester. This scholarship is available to all graduating from Moberly Area Community College students that are residents of Randolph County who will be transferring to a 4-year institution. There is no restriction on major course of study. Applicants shall submit a narrative statement (typed) outlining his or her community involvement in services and service groups past and present. All applicants must make arrangements to be present for the Scholarship Reception Ceremony. The Altrusa Foundation Board selects its recipient and one award is presented each year. The scholarship may be renewed for one subsequent semester. If you are using the on-line application, please prepare the required supplements and forward as one complete package to the Financial Aid Office by the published deadline. Please include your full name, student ID, and the name of the scholarship.

Richard J. Chamier Memorial Award ($800 per semester*)
The Richard J. Chamier Memorial Award was established in 1987 by Elizabeth Williams Chamier and Suzanne Chamier Wixson in memory of Richard J. Chamier, husband and father. Richard Chamier was a link with the very earliest days of the college. His father, Arthur B. Chamier was on the Board of Education which decided to add the junior college to the Moberly School System in 1927. Judge Chamier himself was a member of the very first class to attend MJC and, of course, to graduate from MJC in 1929. Graduating sophomores at MACC who will be transferring to the University of Missouri-Columbia or Truman State University in Kirksville are eligible to apply for the Chamier Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded for the junior year only. To apply, please provide: (1) cumulative GPA at MACC of 3.00 or better on a 4.00 scale; (2) documented acceptance at one of the universities mentioned; (3) two letters of recommendation from MACC faculty; (4) a resume of activities demonstrating leadership potential and a sense of social responsibility; (5) a carefully-written letter addressed to the Search Committee in which you describe your long-term goals, including your commitment to social responsibility. If you are using the online application, please prepare the required supplements and forward as one complete package to the Financial Aid Office by the published deadline, please include your full name, student ID, and the name of the scholarship.

Raymond and Lorene Elsbury Scholarship Fund ($750 per semester*)
Raymond and Lorene Elsbury, long-time residents of Moberly, established this scholarship to assist graduating MACC sophomores in continuing their education at a four- year institution. The scholarship shall be used to help defray fees, tuition and other educational expenses for graduating sophomores of Moberly Area Community College (MACC) who will continue their education at a four-year college. Applicants shall have a 2.50 cumulative grade point average and must be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university. Selection criteria will include: a) high school and college extracurricular activities, b) service to community, c) financial need, and d) evidence of good character and leadership. Applicants shall submit a statement of personal goals, career goals, and financial need. This statement must be typed and in narrative form. The portion addressing financial need must indicate what part of the student's educational expenses are expected to be covered by parents, scholarship, or by other resources. Applicants must submit three letters of reference from any of the following: high school or college faculty or staff, former or current employers, professionals in the community, minister, or friends. References cannot be submitted by relatives of the applicant. If you are using the online application, please prepare the required supplements and forward as one complete package to the Financial Aid Office by the published deadline, please include your full name, student ID, and the name of the scholarship. This scholarship shall be renewable for three subsequent semesters, provided that all renewal criteria are met.

Alfred and Hazel Parrish Award ($1,000 one-time award*)
This award shall be given to a graduating sophomore of MACC who has excelled in academics, demonstrated leadership skills, and shown a commitment to community service. All applicants must make arrangements to be present and in cap/gown for commencement. Selection criteria will include the following: a) college and/or high school extracurricular activities; b) service to community; c) academic excellence; and d) evidence of good character and leadership. Applicants shall submit a well-constructed statement of personal goals, career goals, academic accomplishments, leadership skills, and community service. This statement must be typed and in narrative form. Applicants must submit three letters of reference from any of the following: high school or college faculty or staff, former or current employers, professionals in the community, minister, or friends. References may not be submitted by relatives of the applicant. If you are using the online application, please prepare the required supplements and forward as one complete package to the Financial Aid Office by the published deadline, please include your full name, student ID, and the name of the scholarship.

James D. Phelan Scholarship ($1,100 per year*)
The James D. Phelan Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating sophomore attending Moberly Area Community College. The scholarship shall be used to help defray expenses for attending a four-year college for two years. The scholarship is renewable for a second year contingent upon satisfaction of award criteria. Selection criteria will include the following: (1) Scholastic achievement, financial need and good moral character; (2) Applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from MACC faculty; (3) Applicant must submit a narrative statement (typed) in which you describe your college goals and your financial plan to achieve these goals; and (4) Renewal for the second year shall be a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA based on a full time status. If you are using the online application, please prepare the required supplements and forward as one complete package to the Financial Aid Office by the published deadline, please include your full name, student ID, and the name of the scholarship.

George W Sparks III Memorial Scholarship (approximately $500 per year)
The George W. Sparks III Memorial Scholarship is designed to assist students who are graduating sophomores of Moberly Area Community College (MACC), and who will continue their education at Truman State University. Each academic year, the one-time scholarship will be awarded for two semesters, to a student who: is a lifelong resident of Randolph County and is a graduate of Moberly High School, and is graduating from Moberly Area Community College (MACC) with an AA degree, and has been accepted for continued enrollment fulltime at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. The scholarship shall be used at Truman State University to defray tuition, books, lab fees, and meal plans. The selection criteria will be based on a) personal statement which addresses the student’s career goals and financial need, involvement in Randolph County and Moberly High School activities, b) applicants shall have a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average, c) financial need of the applicant, as determined by the student’s application for federal student financial aid, and, d) preference may be given to a student pursuing a degree in the business administration program.

David W. Stamper Memorial Scholarship ($2,500 per semester*)
The David W. Stamper Memorial Scholarship was created by Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Stamper, Howard A. Stamper, and Frances Anne Stamper in memory of their son and brother, David W. Stamper, a graduate of Moberly Junior College, who lost his life on May 16, 1943, while in the service of his country. The scholarship is financed through interest accrued on the initial investments and additional contributions. This scholarship is granted to a Moberly Area Community College graduate who is an engineering, math, or science major. All applicants must make arrangements to be present and in cap/gown for commencement. Preference is given to engineering majors. To apply, please provide: (1) two letters of recommendation from MACC faculty/staff; (2) a narrative statement (typed) in which you describe your college goals and your financial plan to achieve these goals; (3) ACT score. The conditions governing the acceptance of the David W. Stamper Memorial Scholarships are: (1) Be a graduating sophomore and participate in the commencement program of Moberly Area Community College; (2) Full-time attendance at the four-year college or university designated on the scholarship application; any deviations must be reported to the scholarship committee; (3) Continued studies in a science related field as declared on the scholarship application; (4) Submission each semester of a copy of the previous semester's grades to the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment at Moberly Area Community College. A minimum grade point average of 2.65 on a 4.00 scale must be maintained; (5) Provision of proof of college registration prior to the beginning of each semester. The scholarship may be renewable for three consecutive semesters.

*Approximate award value. 

College Transfer Scholarships
Several private and public institutions offer scholarships of various types for which transfer students may be eligible. Please contact the institutions to which you are considering transferring, as soon as possible, for further information about their scholarships and application procedures. If you select this option, please enter the college to which you are transferring and provide contact information, if available. The Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment will make recommendations for these awards, as necessary. If you are not a current MACC graduate, and are seeking nomination from the Dean for a transfer scholarship, please note your MACC graduation date in the text box in addition to the college name and contact information. For a summary of most Missouri institutions offering transfer scholarships, go to Transfer Scholarship Table.

 

Scholarship Search Engines

FastWeb Scholarship Search 
A free scholarship search resource. Begin by entering data about yourself and course of study to create a scholarship mailbox. Information in your mailbox will be automatically updated for you, giving you the names, addresses, and details of the scholarships that you'd be eligible to apply for. Suggested form letters to each scholarship organization are also included.

College Board Scholarship Search 
Available through the College Board On Line, this site is a free scholarship search.

Go College - The Collegiate Websource 
One of the largest free scholarship databases in the country. Also includes information about the PLUS Loan, which is a very attractive government guaranteed program.

www.finaid.org/scholarships

Sallie Mae

Scholarship Central
Scholarship Central connects Missouri students and students who live in Missouri to financial resources for college.

Access EXTRA Scholarship
This is a private scholarship for students eligible for the Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program and meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a 2020 high school senior
  • Earn 27 or higher on the ACT
  • Complete a 2020-2021 FAFSA (by February 1 for the priority deadline and by April 1 for the final deadline - for this scholarship) and have an Expected Family Contribution 12,000 or less
  • Enroll full-time and be a Missouri resident
  • Complete a supplemental application on Scholarship Central at myscholarshipcentral.org.
  • Awards are prioritized first-come, first-served until funding is depleted.

 

Additional Resources

Journey to College:
Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development, Journey to College provides information about college options to thousands of students every year through publications, social media, and events – including Apply Missouri, FAFSA Frenzy, and Decision Day.

Missouri Education and Training Voucher Program – Foster Care to Success
The Missouri Education and Training Voucher Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program designed to help youth who were in U.S. foster care. Students may receive up to $5,000 a year for qualified school related expenses. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students. Applicants must complete the ETV application which includes documentation each semester that is sent directly from the school to ETV confirming enrollment, the cost of attendance (COA) and unmet need.

For more information and application materials: https://www.fc2sprograms.org/missouri/

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
WIOA programs helps people access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and match employers with skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. The bipartisan passage of WIOA marked the first reform of the public workforce system in more than 15 years, reaffirming the role of the American Job Center (AJC) system and enhancing several key employment, education, and training programs. For more information: https://jobs.mo.gov/community/wioa

Vocational Rehabilitation
The Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation program assists eligible persons with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining quality employment. VR provides a wide range of services. You and your counselor will determine which services are required to help you become employed. This could include vocational training to prepare you for employment, which may include tuition/fees as well as books/supplies for education in a college, university, trade school, community rehabilitation program or on-the-job training program.

VETERAN'S ADMINISTRATION - 1-888-442-4551
Veterans' Benefits: Veterans enrolled at the College who want to apply for the appropriate G.I. Benefits must fill out the Application for Education Benefits and submit a certified copy of their DD214. In addition to this application, a veteran is responsible for completing an enrollment notice each semester. These forms may be obtained in the Financial Aid Office. Veterans must also maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by Moberly Area Community College 's academic policy. More information is available at the Financial Aid Veteran's Benefits page.

 

For additional information, we also recommend the following links:

American Indian College Fund

United Negro College Fund

Hispanic College Fund

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

International Scholarship Search

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Missouri Travel Council Tourism Scholarship
The Horatio Agler Association's State Scholarship program in Missouri provides scholarships to high school seniors who pursue higher education. Horatio Alger Scholars are students who have risen above adversity in their lives to maintain their grades, remain active in their communities and participate in extracurricular activities. The Horatio Alger Missouri Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to student who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education.

The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
This web page is a good starting point and general resource for financial aid information, including loans, grants, scholarships and work. Look here for lists of answers to frequently asked questions about financial aid, tips on how to avoid scholarship scams, and general information on financial aid policies and procedures. Many other financial aid web sites can be accessed from here.

NASFAA
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
This site has financial aid calculators, scholarship searches, scam alerts, EFC estimators and much more.

Mapping-Your-Future
On this site you will find information to help you plan your career and pay for your education.

National Student Loan Data System
You can use the web site to make inquiries about your Title IV loans and/or Pell grants. The site displays information on loan and/or grant amounts, outstanding balances, loan statuses, and disbursements. It also has a Glossary of Terms, which contains information on terms relating to loans and grants.