MCC Sophomore Scholars Program

Sophomore Scholars 2014 - 2015
Program and Application
Sophomore Scholars is a Morgan Community College program that guarantees grants or scholarships to pay sophomore year tuition and fees up to
30 credits. High school graduates who have successfully completed (with a C or better) 30 credits of MCC college classes as high school juniors and
seniors are invited to apply.
DEADLINE: Completed applications must be RECEIVED at the Fort Morgan Campus by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 for May high school
graduates and Monday, November 3, 2014 for December high school graduates.
Sophomore Scholars Student Eligibility Criteria:
High school graduate concurrently enrolled with Morgan Community College during their junior and/or senior year of high school.
Successful completion (C or better) of 30 or more credit hours with Morgan Community College and at least a 2.0 MCC cumulative grade
point average at the time of high school graduation or no later than the semester immediately following high school graduation.
Completion of the following no later than April 1, 2014 for May high school graduates and November 3, 2014 for December graduates:
Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
Complete and submit Morgan Community College Sophomore Scholars Program application/essay.
Apply for the College Opportunity Fund stipend at
A copy of your final high school transcript and any requested documentation (tax returns, verification worksheet, etc) must be submitted
by June 14, 2014 for May graduates and January 3, 2015 for December graduates.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Students must qualify for in-state resident status. Students that do not meet in-state resident requirements may apply for other financial
aid programs.
Students may enroll at any MCC location or CCC Online (tuition restrictions apply.)
Morgan Community College Commitment:
Eligible students will receive grant and/or scholarship funds (not a loan or work study) to cover tuition and fees at MCC for an additional
30 hours of course work in an eligible degree. (On-campus, in-state rates only. Non-resident, WUE, online and nursing differential NOT
eligible.) For program lengths longer than 60 credit hours, student will be responsible for cost of additional hours. Books are not
Sophomore Scholars Program will only cover eligible charges for tuition and fees that are not covered by Federal/State grants.
This program is available for up to three academic semesters beginning the summer or fall semester after high school graduation. This
program does not apply to any hours needed during the summer to complete the 30-hour eligibility requirement. Any student who
graduates from high school in mid-year is eligible to enroll in the spring semester if they meet stated student eligibility criteria.
Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester but the scholarship/grant with this program is only
guaranteed for the time period of 3 academic semesters after high school graduation. Other financial aid may be available after that
time, but is not guaranteed.
All federal, state, and college rules and regulations regarding financial aid/scholarships apply to this program including MCC Satisfactory
Academic Progress Policy.
Students that qualify for MCC Promise and Sophomore Scholars guarantees cannot receive both awards. Eligible students will receive the
greater of the two awards.
Want to know more? Contact the MCC Financial Aid Office at 970-542-3151 or 800-622-0216, ex. 3151
Bennett Center
Burlington Center
Limon Center
Wray Center
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Completed application and essay must be RECEIVED at the Fort Morgan Campus by “Due Dates”
stated below. Transcript and verification documents must be RECEIVED by “Application Process”
dates listed below. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Mail to: MCC Sophomore Scholars Selection Committee
920 Barlow Road
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
NOTICE: By completing this application you will be considered for the Sophomore Scholars Program only. To be considered for other scholarships
offered primarily though MCC and the MCC Foundation, you must complete the MCC scholarship application online at By
completing and submitting this application, you are giving permission for the information you provide, along with biographical/demographic
information to be provided to selection committees for consideration. Information is kept confidential.
Sophomore Scholars
2014 – 2015 Application
DUE DATES: May, 2014, graduates must submit a completed application by April 1, 2014; December 2014 graduates must submit a completed
application by November 3, 2014. Applications received after these dates will not be considered.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Complete steps 1 – 4 on or before due dates stated above. Final high school transcripts and verification documents (if
requested) must be submitted no later than June 15, 2014, for May graduates and January 4, 2015, for December graduates.
1. APPLICANT INFORMATION. Please complete the following:
MCC Student ID
Phone (
Number and Street
indicate where
attending MCC?
Fort Morgan
Please indicate your requested program of study while in the Sophomore Scholars Program at MCC.
You MUST declare a program of study to be eligible. Your degree will be updated to the program you select below:
Associate of Applied Science
Associate of Science
Associate of Arts
Associate of General Studies
2. FAFSA CERTIFICATION. Apply for federal student aid at by due date stated above. You must list MCC’s Federal School code
on your application: 009981.
Indicate the term(s) you are requesting Sophomore Scholars funding:
Summer 2014
Fall 2014
Spring 2015
Requires a 2013-2014 FAFSA
(Tax year 2012)
Requires a 2014-2015 FAFSA
(Tax year 2013)
Requires a 2014-2015 FAFSA
(Tax year 2013)
Please record the date you mailed/submitted
your 2013-2014 FAFSA:
Please record the date you mailed/submitted
your 2014-2015 FAFSA:
Please record the date you mailed/submitted
your 2014-2015 FAFSA:
3. HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION/TRANSCRIPT REQUEST. Final high school transcripts must be submitted by June 15, 2014 (May graduates) or
January 4, 2015 (December graduates).
High School Attended : ______________________________________ City ___________________________Month/Year of High School Graduation: _____________
4. ESSAY QUESTIONS. Please respond to the following questions, addressing your response to the Scholarship Committee.
Your responses should be from 200 – 500 words (typed, double-spaced.) Attach your essays to this application.
What are your educational and career goals, both at MCC and beyond? What degree/major do you plan to complete? How do you plan
to use your education to achieve your goals in life?
Describe your work experiences, both paid and volunteer. Please explain how these experiences may have helped you personally and
how they may relate to your future goals.
I have read and understand the conditions of my enrollment in the Sophomore Scholars Program. I request and authorize a change to my
degree/program as indicated above.
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