Apply for Scholarships

How to Apply

Scholarships are available in different formats. Currently scholarship applications are available to complete online or in paper. Scholarships vary from each other and each application has specific instructions.

We highly recommend that you follow the steps mentioned for each scholarship application. New and current students at Mesa Community College can apply for scholarships by completing an online application through two different systems: the Maricopa Community Colleges District Scholarship Database and the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Scholarships.

MCCCD Scholarship Database

To apply for the Maricopa Community Colleges District Scholarship students must sign in using their MEID and password. The database provides a variety of scholarship opportunities available through MCC or external opportunities.

Click on OURS when you hover over the Opportunities button

To search for Internal Opportunities (scholarships that are available to apply for by completing the online application ) within the Maricopa Community Colleges District Scholarship click on Ours when you hover.

To search for External Opportunities within the Maricopa Community Colleges District Scholarship click on “External” when you hover over the Opportunities button.

MCCCD Scholarship Database

Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Scholarships

To apply for the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Scholarships students must sign up by creating a username and password. The database provides a variety of scholarship opportunities available through the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation and other external opportunities.

MCCCD Foundation Scholarship Application

Eligibility

New guidelines from the State of Arizona explicitly state our responsibilities in establishing residency and eligibility requirements for all students seeking admissions, financial aid, and other college services. Download and print those guidelines here. We have also provided the list of acceptable documentation for students seeking to establish residency status.

Read the stated criteria carefully. Each listed scholarship clearly states what is required for the award.

Scholarship List

Receiving Your Money

After you have successfully applied and been awarded a scholarship, the information is sent to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office to be added to your student financial record.  Scholarships have specific requirements for disbursement, and some scholarships may not allow a refund.  If there are any additional criteria you must meet before receiving your monies, you will be notified by Financial Aid and Scholarship Office and/or the donor group or organization.

However, if the scholarship allows a refund you will be sent a notification through your student message center (my.maricopa.edu).  

When your record has been updated you will receive notification that your scholarship money is available as a disbursement (refund).  Your refund will be processed through the Maricopa Student Refund Program (MSRP).  Through this program you have the option to receive your refund through a check, debit card or direct deposit.  For additional information on MSRP please visit my.maricopa.edu/paying-college/maricopa-student-refund-program-msrp.

Please note that public assistance, transit subsidies, federal financial aid, grants, loans and other stipends can be affected by the amount of scholarship monies you receive. Financial Aid is responsible for coordinating this information.