Moraine Valley Community College || Student Life || Scholarships/Awards


Student Life Office Award of Excellence

Each year, an outstanding student leader is offered the Student Life Office Award of Excellence by the Student Life Office. The recipient of this award receives $750 to be used to continue his/her education, and is presented a special award at the Student Life Office banquet. The Student Life Office Award of Excellence is an honor for students with outstanding leadership skills. Students acquire leadership skills by their involvement in the Student Life program and holding leadership positions. We encourage all student leaders in the Student Life Program to apply for this award. The Student Life Office Award of Excellence will be an accomplishment you will never forget. For more information, visit the Student Life Office, or call (708) 974-5717, or email

Graduation Student Speaker Opportunity

Moraine Valley Community College hosts an annual graduation ceremony in May where one graduating student is chosen to be the student speaker. The student speaker should demonstrate involvement within the college and community, maintain good academic and disciplinary conduct, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and be a strong role model for the college. To be eligible as the graduation student speaker, students must be nominated by a Moraine Valley faculty member, staff member or administrator. Once nominated, students will be contacted to complete an application and scheduled to give a 2-3 minute videotaped presentation on the proposed content of the graduation speech. The selected student will receive a $1000 honorarium (any balance owed to the college will be applied to the student’s account first).
Nominations Available: March-April
Location: Student Life Office (U115) and online for download
Deadline: April 11, 2014
More Information: Kent Marshall at (708) 974-5390 or email

All-USA Community & Junior College Academic Team

Each year Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the American Association of Community Colleges and USA Today sponsor the All-USA Academic Team Competition. As an AACC member institution, Moraine Valley is eligible to nominate two students for this prestigious award. This program recognizes scholarly achievements of students enrolled in community, technical and junior colleges. The competition is designed for students who excel in the classroom, who have the intellectual curiosity to pursue academic, career, and cultural enrichment outside of the traditional classroom, who show evidence of substantial development of talents in academic and technical education, and who have demonstrated an ability to share this development with others. Nominees from Moraine Valley also are nominated for the All-Illinois Academic Team. First team members (20 students from across the nation) will receive a $2,500 cash award, and a commemorative award from USA Today. Second and third team members will receive a commemorative medallion. For information, visit the Student Life Office, or call (708) 974-5717, or email

Student Government Association Book Scholarship

This scholarship, available every semester, is sponsored by Moraine Valley's Student Government Association and can be used to purchase books for college. Full- or part-time students may apply for this $200 scholarship.
Eligibility: Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and currently be enrolled at Moraine Valley. Additional eligibility criteria.
Applications Available: Year-round
Location: Student Life Office (U115) and online for download
Deadline: Varies by semester. Contact Student Life Office.
More Information: Bradley Custer at (708) 974-5717, or email