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MCC scholarship applications encouraged

January 28, 2018
Reinbeck Courier

MARSHALLTOWN The Marshalltown Community College Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-19 academic year now. All prospective and current MCC students should fill out a general scholarship application, which will make them eligible for nearly all of the more than $340,000 the Foundation expects to award. There is no deadline to apply for scholarships, but the Foundation begins awarding scholarship dollars in late March and early April, so the earlier a student applies, the better.

For students with military service in the family (including grandparents and great-grandparents), the MCC Foundation strongly encourages completion of a Loyal S. and Helen Fairall Memorial Scholarship application. Several recipients each year will receive full MCC tuition for up to 16 hours of credit each semester, a value of almost $6,000 per semester.

Carol Geil, Executive Director of the MCC Foundation, says, "We hope to see scholarship applications from every student who will or might attend Marshalltown Community College. We often hear students tell us they don't apply because they feel their grades aren't good enough, their parents make too much money, or they assume that filling out the FAFSA is all they need to do. We like to make them aware that we have scholarships with GPA requirements starting at 2.0, and our financial need criteria often favor students who are not receiving full federal assistance. Filling out the FAFSA is an important step to applying for aid, but the scholarship application is also necessary to be considered for Foundation awards."

The Loyal S. and Helen Fairall Memorial Scholarship application, as well as the general application, can be found on the MCC Foundation website at or by contacting the College. Most high school guidance offices can assist with the application as well. General applications are continually accepted, but the Fairall Scholarship deadline is 4:30 p.m. on March 30, 2018.



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