General Scholarship Options:

H.E. Hendrix Scholarship

The Herman E. Hendrix (1880-1948) scholarship is specifically for Mesa Community College students majoring in Education.  The award to high school seniors is $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) for full-time enrollment.  The award to continuing MCC students is $1000 ($500 per semester) for full-time enrollment; pro-rated for less than full-time enrollment.  Apply by completing a Maricopa Colleges Foundation application at http://www.maricopa.edu/foundation

First Things First College Scholarship

The early childhood workforce is encouraged to return to college to pursue an associate's degree through the new First Things First College scholarship program. Funds help cover tuition, fees and books for general education and early childhood classes.  Contact: mcc-ece@mesacc.edu  See informational document: First Things First College Scholarships.pdf

Teachers of Language Learners Learning Community (TL3C) Scholarships

This is for students pursing Elementary Education with an emphasis in teaching English Language Learners.  Contact: julie.garner@mesacc.edu  See also flyer: TL3C Scholarships AY15-16-2.pdf

Ken and Martie Martin Scholarship

The Ken and Martie Martin Scholarship is specifically for Mesa Community College students majoring in Early Care and Education.

  • An award of $1000 is given to one student working toward Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Early Learning and Development or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Early Childhood Administration and Management.
  • An award of $500 is given to one student working toward a Certificate of Completion (CCL) - Early Care Specialist.

Eligibility Criteria for the Ken and Martie Martin Scholarship:

  • Must be enrolled or plan to enroll for 6 credits in your ECE program.
  • Must have at least a 2.5 cumulative Mesa Community College GPA.
  • Must submit a program of study signed by an advisor in the Education Studies Department (480-461-7904) with the scholarship application. 
  • Recipients may re-apply for the scholarship for subsequent years provided you continue to meet the criteria.

Application: https://maricopa.academicworks.com/

Martie Martin Scholarship

The Martie Martin Scholarship is specifically for Mesa Community College students majoring in Early Care and Education. You may be working toward AAS Early Learning and Development, AAS Early Childhood Administration and Management, and/or CCL Early Care Specialist. The award enrolls the graduating student into a one-year membership in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 

Eligibility Criteria for Martie Martin Scholarship to be enrolled in NAEYC membership: 

  • Must be approaching graduation within one year, earning an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and/or a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in the Early Care and Education Program.
  • Must have at least a 2.5 cumulative Mesa Community College GPA.
  • Must submit a program of study signed by an advisor in the Education Studies Department (480-461-7904) with the scholarship application. 
  • Recipients may re-apply for the scholarship for subsequent years provided you continue to meet the criteria.

Application: https://maricopa.academicworks.com/

    Federal TEACH Grant

    In 2007 the U.S. Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.  In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, students must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students.  Grant recipients must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.  For complete details, click on this FAFSA link:http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/TEACH.jsp

    ** NOTE: The federal TEACH Grant program is not available at MCC, since a full teacher certification program is not offered at the college.  However, MCC teaching majors are encouraged to ask their transfer university if that institution is participating in the program for bachelor's degrees in education.