MiraCosta College Scholarships Available 2018

MCC 2018-19 Annual Scholarships (over 200 awards $500 - $2,500)

Available to MiraCosta students continuing in the fall, MiraCosta students transferring this fall to a four-year institution, or graduating high school students planning to attend MiraCosta in the fall.

Opening: January 31, 2018 - Deadline: March 16, 2018

Requirements

  1. Continuing MiraCosta students must have already completed six (6) or more units, have a cumulative 2.0 GPA or greater at MiraCosta, and plan to enroll in six (6) or more units for the fall semester.
  2. MiraCosta students transferring to a four-year institution in the fall must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA or greater, and plan to be enrolled in twelve (12) or more units, and must have completed six (6) or more units at MiraCosta College.
  3. High school students must be graduating this spring, have a cumulative 2.0 or greater GPA, and plan to enroll in six (6) or more units at MiraCosta College for the fall semester.
    1. A MiraCosta SURF ID number and password are required for the online application please complete a MiraCosta application for the Spring semester to receive a MiraCosta student ID number and create a SURF password.

Documents Needed

  1. Unofficial Transcript from MiraCosta or High School, students must upload a current unofficial transcript saved as a PDF file. Click here on how to view, print and save your unofficial transcript.
  2. Personal Statement Click here for a personal statement template, visit the Writing Center for assistance.

Apply Online

  1. Click here for the Single Sign-on page: Log in with your Surf ID number and password. Questions, call 760.795.6751 or e-mail the Scholarship Office

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Spring 2018 LIFE Scholarships for Foster Youth ($500)

Qualified candidates must be former Foster Youth participating in the RAFFY (Resources and Assistance for Former Foster Youth) program. Opening: January 31, 2018 - Deadline: March 16, 2018

Requirements

  1. RAFFY Students must have completed 12 units or more at MiraCosta College, have a cumulative 2.0 GPA or greater, currently enrolled in 9 units or more at MiraCosta College, and demonstrate financial need. 

Documents Needed

  1. Personal Statement- Click here for a personal statement template. You can also visit the Writing Center for assistance. 
  2. Unofficial MiraCosta transcript- print and attach to application: Click here on how to view, print and save your unofficial transcript.

Application

  1. Download Application; and students will be notified in May

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MCC Spring 2018 Genentech Biotechnology (BTEC) Scholarships ($1000+)

Requirements

  1. Students must be currently enrolled at MiraCosta College, have successfully completed one or more biotechnology (BTEC) courses at MiraCosta College or are currently enrolled in a biotechnology (BTEC) course at MiraCosta.

Documents Needed

  1. Personal Statement- Click here for a personal statement template. You can also visit the Writing Center.
  2. Unofficial MiraCosta transcript- print and attach to your application Click here on how to view, print and save your unofficial transcript.

Apply online

  1. Click here for the Single Sign-on page. Log in with your Surf ID number and password. Questions, call 760.795.6751 or e-mail the Scholarship Office. Students will be notified in May. Visit the Genentech website for information about the company. Students will be notified in May.

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Spring 2018 MiraCosta College Friends of Dance Scholarships ($500)

Opening: January 31, 2018 - Deadline: April 6, 2018

Requirements

  1. Students must have completed six (6) or more units of dance at MiraCosta College with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or greater, planning to continue in six (6) or more units at MiraCosta College, and demonstrate financial need.
  2. Student must be majoring in Dance, double majoring in Dance, or pursuing a Dance certificate.

Documents Needed

  1. Personal Statement is required and you must include how you have contributed to the MiraCosta College dance program. Click here for a personal statement template and visit the Writing Center.
  2. Unofficial MiraCosta transcript-print and attach to applicaiton. Click here for instructions on how to view, print, and save your unofficial transcript.
  3. A letter of reference from a MiraCosta College dance instructor is required. Enter the name and e-mail of the recommender and they will receive email instructions on how to submit their recommendation. Click here on how to ask for a letter of recommendation.

Apply online

  1. Click here for the Single Sign-On page. Log in with your Surf ID number and password. Students will be notified in May.

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2018-19 Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary Nursing Scholarships ($1,000)

MiraCosta Deadline: February 15, 2018

Requirements

    1. Students must be currently enrolled at MiraCosta College in a Nursing program (LVN, LVN-RN or RN), have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or greater .
    2. Current Nursing students who received the 2017-18 Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship, only need to submit an application with a current, unofficial MiraCosta transcript to be considered for renewal.
      1. Click Here: Download Application

Documents Needed

    1. Personal Statement- Click here for a personal statement template and visit the Writing Center.
    2. Unofficial MiraCosta transcript- print and attach to application. Click here for instructions on how to view, print, and save your unofficial transcript.
    3. Include a list of three (3) personal references with their contact information

Application

Download Application and submit it to MiraCosta College, Scholarship Office, Bldg. 3000, Oceanside campus. Do not send the application to Tri-City Hospital. Questions: call 760.795.6751 or email the Scholarship Office.

Spring 2018 California Coast Credit Union Service Learning Scholarships ($500)

Opening: January 31, 2018 - Deadline: March 30, 2018

Requirements

    1. Student must have completed 12 or more units at MiraCosta, have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or greater , and currently enrolled in nine (9) or more units at MiraCosta. Must be a U.S. citizen or a resident alien.
    2. Student must be involved with student leadership activities on campus and/or completed 25 hours of volunteer/service learning at a nonprofit or K-12 educational facility documented through the Service Learning and Volunteer Center.

Documents Needed

    1. Personal Statement- Click here for a personal statement template and visit the Writing Center.
    2. Unofficial MiraCosta transcript print and attach to application. Click here on how to view, print and save your unofficial transcript.

Apply

    1. Download Application. Submit your completed application to the MiraCosta Service Learning and Volunteer Center, Bldg. 3300, Oceanside campus. Students will be notified in May.

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2018 MiraCosta College Harry Phillips Social Science Transfer Scholarship

MiraCosta student transferring this fall to a 4-year institution in one of five disciplines: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, or Political Science. Opening: January 2018 - Deadline: 12 noon, April 13, 2018

Requirements

    1. Students must have 12 or more units in any of the five qualifying disciplines, taken at any college, but with at least six units taken at MiraCosta College.
    2. Cumulative 3.0 or greater GPA in all college work attempted, and 3.2 or greater GPA in all courses in your major.

Documents Needed

    1. Personal Statement- Click here for a personal statement template and visit the Writing Center.
    2. Unofficial MiraCosta transcript- print and attach to application. Click here for information on how to view, print, and save your unofficial transcript.

Apply

    1. Click here to Download Application. Submit your completed application to the Scholarship Office Center, Bldg. 3000, Oceanside campus. Students will be notified in May.

Datron World Communications Employee/Family Member Scholarship

Student must be a current Datron World Communications employee or a family member of an employee, specifically: mother, father, daughter/step-daughter, son/step-son or grandchild.

Requirements

    1. Student must be currently enrolled at MiraCosta College in at least six (6) or more units and maintain at least half-time enrollment to be eligible for a fall and spring disbursement.
    2. Student must have and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA or greater at MiraCosta College.

Documents Needed

    1. Personal Statement- Click here for a personal statement template and visit the Writing Center.
    2. Unofficial MiraCosta transcript-print and attach to applicaiton. Click here for more information on how to view, print and save your unofficial transcript.

Apply

    1. Click here to Download Application

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Bridges Grant Program - MiraCosta College & Cal State University San Marcos

The Bridges to the Future Program assists community college students from an underrepresented ethnic group who are preparing for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Click here for details. 

Deadline: July 31, 2018

Apply

    1. Download application and mail it to the MiraCosta College, Bridges Coordinator: Suzie Bailey, mail station 1. Questions, email or call Suzie Bailey, 760.757.2121 x 6562.

Victory Fund Assistance for Injured Military Veterans

The Victory Fund operates through "Nice Guys" to provide one-time emergency assistance for injured military veterans attending MiraCosta College. The grant is a “hand up” one-time gift of funds to resolve a single financial incident.

Requirement

    1. Must be a military veteran attending MiraCosta College, injured as a result of recent combat, with a specific one-time financial need.

Documents Needed

    1. Personal Statement detailing your situation and financial need is required, Click here for a personal statement template and visit the Writing Center.

Transferring to Pomona College? Ask about the Hatoff-Swan Scholarship.

The HATOFF-SWAN Scholarship was created at Pomona College with the hope of supporting a "full-ride" scholarship to a MiraCosta College student transferring to Pomona College in the fall, click here for a list of majors. Students must complete a FAFSA and be accepted to Pomona College to be eligible for the scholarship. Contact Pomona College for information. Pomona College is one of the Claremont Colleges that includes Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College.

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