Scholarships are gift aid that help to cover educational costs while attending college. They are awarded to students who meet specific criteria set by a donor or organization providing the funds. Scholarships do not have to be repaid.

Available Scholarships

Maricopa Community Colleges Scholarship Manager

Maricopa County Community Colleges Foundation scholarships include privately funded opportunities that are open to all MCCCD students and in some cases, non-Maricopa colleges and universities, as well. A FAFSA and verified lawful presence are not eligibility requirements for the majority of Maricopa Foundation scholarships.

External Scholarships

Scholarship funds that are available to students through private foundations or external organizations.

Tribal Scholarships

These scholarships are offered through various local and national tribal agencies. Students must apply directly through the tribal agency/tribal education department they are affiliated with. For additional information, you must contact the tribal agency directly.

Scholarship Process

Scholarship Recipients

If you've been awarded a scholarship, the information is sent to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. The scholarship will be processed and added to your student financial record. If there are any additional criteria you must meet before receiving your scholarship funds, you will be notified by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office and/or the scholarship donor group or organization. If the scholarship allows a refund, you will be notified by email.

Scholarship Refunds

When your student account has been updated, you will receive notification that your scholarship money is available as a disbursement (known as a refund). By signing up for the Maricopa Student Refund Program (MSRP) you can have your refund sent to you by direct deposit or you can elect to receive a paper check. For additional information on the MSRP please visit Scholarships have specific requirements for disbursement, and some scholarships may not allow a refund.

Scholarship Checks

If you have a scholarship check that needs to be submitted to MCC, our address is below. If the check is made out to you and MCC, please sign the back of the check before mailing it. You might also want to take a picture of the check for your records.

Mesa Community College
Attn: Financial Aid
1833 W Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202

Additional Information

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