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Scholarships for Returning Students

Joann Karen Basick Memorial Scholarship

Established by the Moraine Valley Community College Foundation in honor of the former director of support services, Joann Karen Basick, this scholarship can be used for tuition, fees and books at Moraine Valley.

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Must be a female, enrolled and returning to school after being away from the academic environment for a minimum of 5 years and be and remain a district resident.

Essay: General Essay

Applications Available: Starting fall 2013 semester for next academic year (fall 2014)

Deadline: March 7, 2014

More Information: Foundation Office (708) 974-5740

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Dr. Patricia M. Bauhs Scholarship

Established by friends and colleagues in honor of Dr. Patricia M. Bauhs' retirement from Moraine Valley Community College, this scholarship can be used for tuition, fees and books at Moraine Valley.

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Must be 24 years of age or older and currently admitted to and enrolled in Moraine Valley Community College, be and remain a district resident, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, carry a minimum of 12 credit hours in the academic year, including the summer, in which the scholarship is awarded.

Essay: Submit a one-page, typed, essay describing:

  • the individual's adult responsibilities
  • why the individual is applying for the scholarship
  • what the applicant's career aspirations are and
  • how the applicant plans to achieve his/her career aspirations

Applications Available: Starting fall 2013 semester for next academic year (fall 2014)

Deadline: March 7, 2014

More Information: Foundation Office (708) 974-5740

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Dolores “Dee” Fogarty Scholarship

Established by Kieran and Glorianna Fogarty and family in memory of Dolores “Dee” Fogarty, this scholarship can be used towards tuition, fees and books purchased at the MVCC Bookstore for the semester in which it is received.

Amount: $1000

Eligibility: Must be a single woman with dependent children, enrolled and returning to school after being away from the academic environment for a minimum of 5 years. Applicant must be and remain a district resident, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, carry a minimum of 6 credit hours during the semester in which the scholarship is awarded and demonstrate financial need.

Essay: General Essay

Applications Available: Starting fall 2013 semester for next academic year (fall 2014)

Deadline: March 7, 2014

More Information: Foundation Office (708) 974-5740

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Great Lakes Bank Foundation Scholarship

Established by the Great Lakes Bank Foundation, this scholarship is intended to benefit students who are parents with dependent children and who are majoring in business, nursing, allied health or education at Moraine Valley Community College. It can be used for tuition, fees and books at Moraine Valley.

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Must be a parent with dependent children, have completed 12 credit hours of college-level work and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is be and remain a district resident currently enrolled in the Moraine Valley Community College Business, Nursing, Allied Health or Education programs and plan to pursue a career in the field of study and carry a minimum of six credit hours in Business, Nursing, Allied Health or Education during the semester(s) in which the scholarship is awarded.

Essay: Submit 500-word, typed, personal statement outlining financial need, discussing the impact the scholarship will have on the student and his/her family, and identifying the student's goals for pursuing a career in Business, Nursing, Allied Health or Education.

Applications Available: Starting fall 2013 semester for next academic year (fall 2014)

Deadline: March 7, 2014

More Information: Foundation Office (708) 974-5740

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Daniel A. Gray Returning Adult Student Book Fund

Established by Susan Gray, a Moraine Valley Community College employee, this scholarship can be used towards textbooks purchased at MVCC Bookstore for the semester in which the award was received.

Amount: $500

Eligibility: Must be a student who is 22 years of age or older, and currently admitted to and enrolled in Moraine Valley Community College. Applicant must have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and carry a minimum of six credit hours in the semester(s) the scholarship is awarded.

Essay: Submit one page essay describing: the applicant and his/her adult responsibilities, the purpose for returning to school, the applicant’s career aspirations and the applicant’s plans for achieving his/her career aspirations.

Applications Available: Starting fall 2013 semester for next academic year (fall 2014)

Deadline: March 7, 2014

More Information: Foundation Office (708) 974-5740

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Palos Heights Woman’s Club Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Palos Heights Woman’s Club, and can be used towards textbooks purchased at MVCC Bookstore for the semester in which the award was received.

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Must be a female Moraine Valley Community College student who has been out of school for 5 years or longer and at least 30 years old, has completed nine credit hours of college-level work, maintain a 2.5 GPA, carry a minimum of six credit hours at Moraine Valley during the semester(s) the award is received and demonstrate financial need.

Essay: General Essay

Applications Available: Starting fall 2013 semester for next academic year (fall 2014)

Deadline: March 7, 2014

More Information: Foundation Office (708) 974-5740

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Palos Orland Area AAUW - Anita Ritzler Scholarship

Established by the Palos Orland branch of AAUW, this scholarship is intended to benefit female students over the age of 40. It can be used for tuition, fees, and books at Moraine Valley.

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Must be a female student 40 years of age or older and currently enrolled at Moraine Valley. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, carry a minimum of three credit hours at Moraine Valley during the semester in which the award is received, and demonstrate financial need.

Essay: Submit 500-word, typed, essay that expresses her thoughts and/or feelings about why attaining a degree is important to her personal and professional development.

Applications Available: Starting fall 2013 semester for next academic year (fall 2014)

Deadline: March 7, 2014

More Information: Foundation Office (708) 974-5740

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Chef Alex Ottman Culinary Scholarship

Established by Consumers Packing Company, Inc., in honor of Chef Alex Ottman, Moraine Valley culinary faculty member. This scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, and books at Moraine Valley.

Amount: $1000

Eligibility: Must be enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at Moraine Valley, earned a cumulative G.P.A of at least 2.5. Applicant must carry a minimum of six credit hours during the semester in which the award is received, and demonstrate financial need.

Essay: General Essay

Applications Available: Starting fall 2013 semester for next academic year (fall 2014)

Deadline: March 7, 2014

More Information: Foundation Office (708) 974-5740

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Anne Reagan Scholarship

Established to honor Anne Reagan's outstanding work at Moraine Valley Community College, this scholarship is to benefit one male and one female returning adult student at Moraine Valley. It can be used for tuition, fees and books at Moraine Valley.

Amount: $2,500

Eligibility: Must be 24 years of age or older and returning to school after being away five years or longer, and currently admitted to and enrolled in Moraine Valley Community College, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher, carry a minimum of six credit hours during the semester(s) in which the scholarship is received, be and remain a resident of the Moraine Valley Community College district, and plan to major in Business, Education or English and plan to pursue a career in the same field of study.

Essay: Submit a 500-word, typed, personal statement that addresses the student's financial need, expresses his/her thoughts about returning to college as an adult student and discusses how his/her education will make a difference or have an impact.

Applications Available: Starting 2013 semester for next academic year (fall 2014)

Deadline: March 7, 2014

More Information: Foundation Office (708) 974-5740

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Returning Women Diversity Scholarship

Established by Marjorie Brook Marlowe, this scholarship is intended to benefit adult women who are pursuing their educational goals at Moraine Valley after being out of school for more than five years. It can be used for tuition, fees and books at Moraine Valley.

Amount: $1,500

Eligibility: Must be a returning woman who has been out of school for five years or longer and enrolled in Moraine Valley Community College, and carry a minimum of six credit hours during the semester in which the scholarship is awarded.

Essay: Submit a 500-word, typed statement that addresses the student's financial need, expresses her educational and career goals, and expresses the applicant's thoughts on being a returning women from a diverse background. Diversity includes ethnicity, race, age, sexual orientation and gender identification among others.

Applications Available: Starting fall 2013 semester for next academic year (fall 2014)

Deadline: March 7, 2014

More Information: Foundation Office (708) 974-5740

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The Arlene Spiros Academic Scholarship

Established in honor of alum Arlene Spiros, this scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, and books at Moraine Valley.

Amount: $1,500

Eligibility: Must be a single mother who is at least 30 years of age and who is majoring in math or science. Applicant must be and remained a district resident and enrolled at Moraine Valley Community College. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above, carry a minimum of six credit hours at Moraine Valley during the semester in which the award is received and demonstrate financial need.

Essay: Submit 500-word, typed, personal statement outlining financial need, discussing the impact the scholarship will have on the student and her family, and identifying the student’s goals for pursuing a career in math or science. Essay should include a documented plan and timeline for completing the intended program at Moraine Valley and, as appropriate, beyond.

Applications Available: Starting fall 2013 semester for next academic year (fall 2014)

Deadline: March 7, 2014

More Information: Foundation Office (708) 974-5740

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Suburban Service League Scholarship

This scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, and books at Moraine Valley.

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Applicant must be a woman who is age 21 or older and enrolled at Moraine Valley Community College. Applicant must also be and remain a district resident, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, have completed at least 12 credit hours, carry a minimum of six credit hours at Moraine Valley during the semester in which the award is received, and demonstrate financial need.

Essay: General Essay

Applications Available: Starting fall 2013 semester for next academic year (fall 2014)

Deadline: March 7, 2014

More Information: Foundation Office (708) 974-5740

Apply for all Foundation scholarships here

 

For informational purposes only and should not be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and the college. Moraine Valley Community College reserves the right to change, without notice, scholarship eligibility requirements, award amounts, deadlines, application materials, and other matters within its control.

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