Instructions and Guidelines for the Application

The MCC Foundation uses AwardSpring Scholarship Management System.

Screen Shot of Scholarship Application

  • Click the yellow box that says, “Sign In With Your School Account”
  • This will bring you to the MCC login page.
  • Login with your A # and password.
  • You will come to the Scholarship Dashboard Screen – this screen will show you the status of your application through the entire process.
  • On the left-hand side menu, you will see a tab for Scholarships – this lists all the available awards and criteria for the awards.

The Application tab is highlighted in orange on the left – click this tab to begin your application.

  • The Application has five (4) sections: General Information, Academic Information, Qualification Questions, and Essay – You must complete all of the sections.

Essay: one general essay (500-1000 words) is required.

Write an essay that includes answers to the following questions and prompts.  Please upload the essay as a Word document.  The essay should be 500-1000 words (approximately 1-2 pages).

  • What are your educational objectives and goals/plans for the future, and what steps are you taking to achieve your goals?
  • What life experiences have shaped who you are today, and what challenges have you overcome in achieving your education? What accomplishments have you achieved?
  • Please explain why you need financial assistance.
  • What impact has MCC made in your life and/or educational pursuits?

The MCC Writing Center is available for help with the essay and proofreading.  Please use this resource: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/ace/writing.aspx.


* Specific Award Requirements:
Specific Awards may require a letter of recommendation or a response to a short answer question.  If an award requires an additional step beyond the general application, you will get a yellow notification on your AwardSpring Dashboard.

Pay close attention to your Dashboard.


Submitting Your Application:

  • Once you have completed all sections of the application, click the yellow “Submit Application” button at the bottom of the screen.
  • This will bring you to your Dashboard to show you the status of your application.
  • Some scholarships will require additional follow-up questions (see above).
  • You must complete the follow-items if you want to be considered for these specific awards.  If you Dashboard states, “You have follow-up work to do,” click on the yellow “Complete Follow-Up” buttons.

Screen Shot of Application Submit Page

  • After completing all follow-up items for the scholarship, click the Resubmit Application button to submit your application.
  • Proceed through all Follow-Up items for all scholarships listed until you see “0 Items requiring completion” on your Dashboard.

If all follow-up items are completed, your Dashboard will say, “You did it!  Nothing left to complete” and it will also show you in a gray box your Applied Scholarships:
Screen Shot of Application Re-Submit Page

 


Questions: mccscholarships@middlesex.mass.edu. 




 

Last Modified: 3/23/22