Scholarships are gift aid — you do not have to repay them or earn them by working. The scholarship application for the following school year is typically open from February through March. The Moraine Valley Foundation has more than 160 scholarships for both incoming and current students ranging from $250 to $5,000.

In addition to scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement, personal achievement, or financial need, Moraine Valley offers scholarships that reward leadership skills and community involvement along with scholarships designed for specific programs and fields of study. Students who already have financial aid and those who do not, are eligible for scholarships. While it benefits students to complete a FAFSA form, there are some scholarships for students who have not completed a FAFSA form.

You may apply for a scholarships at any time. All you have to do is apply – you won’t know what is available to you until you do.

Current Students

  • Go to https://morainevalley.academicworks.com or click on the button below.
  • Click on the blue sign-on button in the upper right corner. Your student information will be filtered into your application once you sign-on.
  • Answer a few additional questions and the scholarship program will auto-match you to available scholarships.
  • If there are additional scholarships you may be eligible for, you will receive an email directing you back into the system to answer additional questions.

Incoming New Students

  • In order to fill out a scholarship application, you must have completed both a Moraine Valley admission application and have a student ID number.
  • It is to the student advantage to complete a Federal Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA (for more information on the FAFSA, click here).
  • Click here for more information on admission to Moraine Valley.

Additional Scholarships

In addition to scholarships available from the Moraine Valley Community College Foundation, there are several scholarships funded by faculty, staff or departments on campus.

These scholarships have a separate application process, outlined in each of the descriptions below. Tap or click on the Additional Scholarships box below to see all available opportunities.

Jean M. Glocker Memorial Scholarship

Jean M. Glocker Memorial Scholarship
Established by the Moraine Valley Adjunct Faculty Organization (M.V.A.F.O.), these scholarships provide money for education-related expenses at Moraine Valley Community College.
Amount: Up to $500, depending on funds and qualified applicants
Eligibility: Open to part-time students (less than 11 credit hours per semester) who have attended Moraine Valley for at least two semesters, excluding summer school, and have accumulated six credit hours; are currently enrolled at Moraine Valley and have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Pickup/Drop-off Location: Applications can be accessed through the Moraine Valley Website and when completed should be turned to the Liberal Arts Division Office, F130
Deadline: For Spring 2019-Nov. 2; For Fall 2019-April 5
More Information: Contact Scholarship Chair Amy Lubke.
Application

Jane E. Crawley Scholarship

Named in memory of the former dean of Allied Health, Public Service and Nursing, this scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, and transportation at Moraine Valley, as funds permit.
Amount: $500
Eligibility: Must be district resident, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be currently enrolled in an Allied Health or Nursing Program, have successfully completed 12 credit hours of the program with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Applications Available: Year-round. Only this form will be accepted for this scholarship.
Pickup/Drop-off Location: Financial Aid Office (S107)
More Information: Financial Aid Office (708) 974-5726

Distinguished Scholar Award

This award is presented to district high school students who have demonstrated academic excellence. It can be used for 15 credit hours of in-district tuition.
Amount: Equivalent tuition dollar amount for in-district tuition.
Eligibility: Must be resident of the Moraine Valley district and graduate with cumulative class rank in the top 10 percent of high school graduating class at the end of the seventh or eighth semester.
Applications Available: Year-round
Pickup/Drop-off Location: High school counseling offices
Deadline: April 18, 2018
More Information: Financial Aid Office (708) 974-5726

Faculty Association Scholarships (Opens Nov. 1)

These scholarships are funded by Moraine Valley’s Faculty Association and can be used for college expenses such as tuition, books and fees at Moraine Valley. Several scholarships are awarded each semester.
Amount: Up to $500, dependent on funds and number of qualified applicants
Eligibility: Open to full- or part-time students who have completed 25 credit hours in a transfer or career program at Moraine Valley, maintained at least a 3.4 GPA, are currently enrolled, have obtained the signature of a full-time faculty member, and are enrolled at Moraine Valley during the semester the scholarship is awarded.
Applications Available: Year-round
Deadline: Fall deadline Nov. 15; Spring deadline April 12
More Information: Shanya Gray (708) 608-4380, (Room S202)

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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 at the college bookstore. Full- or part-time students may apply.
Amount: $200
Eligibility: Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be currently enrolled at Moraine Valley. Submit one letter of recommendation from faculty member or Moraine Valley staff.
Applications Available: Year-round
Pickup/Drop-off Location: Student Life Office (Room U115). Applications are available on the Student Life page within MVConnect under Forms.
Deadline: Varies by semester. Contact Student Life Office.
More Information: SGA Advisor, Dewitt Scott (708) 974-5619

Student Life Award of Excellence

This scholarship, which can be used to continue your education at Moraine Valley Community College, is awarded to an outstanding participant in Moraine Valley’s Student Life programs.
Amount: $1000
Eligibility: Must be involved in Student Life Office program(s) and have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, with completion of at least six credit hours per semester. Must complete essay and provide 2 sealed letters of recommendation from Moraine Valley faculty, staff or administration.
Applications Available: Starting every March
Deadline: every April
Pickup/Drop-off Location: Student Life Office (Room U115)
More Information: Demetrius Robinson (708) 974-5717

Support Staff Association Scholarships

These scholarships provide money for academically excellent students pursuing all avenues of education. Awards are funded by Moraine Valley's Support Staff Association.
Amount: $200-$300, dependent on funds and number of qualified applicants
Eligibility: Must have completed 15 credit hours at Moraine Valley, maintained at least a 3.0 GPA, and have obtained a recommendation by a Moraine Valley faculty member.
Applications Available: Year-round.
Pickup/Drop-off Location: Financial Aid Office (S107)
Deadline: March 21, 2016 for spring semester
More Information: Bonnie Keating (708) 608-4156

Outside Scholarships

The scholarships listed here are not offered by Moraine Valley Community College or its Foundation.  These scholarships are offered by outside organizations such as clubs, businesses, charities, and special interest organizations. Any questions about these scholarships should be directed to the organization.

American Welding Society Foundation

The AWS Foundation awards over $1 million annually to help students achieve their dreams through education. If you are currently enrolled in a welding program or a related field, then consider applying for our scholarships. Scholarships are available for students attending trade schools, community colleges, and four-year universities. Regardless of who you are, where you’re from, or what you aspire to be, receiving an AWS Foundation scholarship can be the extra push that helps you fulfill your goals.

You can find more detailed information on our scholarship award here: www.aws.org/scholarships

Dr. Summit Shah, MD Scholarship

Dr. Shah has been a tireless advocate of access to higher education and has founded the Dr. Summit Shah, MD Scholarship to ensure that deserving students from all parts of the economic spectrum can reach their academic goals.

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 1, 2020

Eligibility:

  • High school students graduating this calendar year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school or design school are eligible to apply.
  • Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school or design school
  • All majors and areas of study are encouraged to apply.

Apply Online

Edubirdie Scholarship

If you’re a student from a single parent household or a student who has sadly lost both your parents, then we want to give you the opportunity to apply for one of our scholarships. We understand the importance of education and we want to make someone’s academic journey that little bit easier. For more information go to:

https://edubirdie.com/scholarship-for-orphans

Financial Literacy Scholarship

Our scholarship is called ‘The Financial Literacy Scholarship’ because our mission is to empower young adults to take charge of their credit and financial health.  Twice per year, we award a student with a $2,500 scholarship to further their educational goals.

To apply, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Deadlines: October 30th and April 30th every year
  • Open to all majors
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
  • Open to college undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

You can find more detailed information on our scholarship award here: https://www.creditsesame.com/scholarship/

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

SeniorAdvisor.com is proud to announce our fifth annual scholarship for advancement in higher education. This is a general scholarship that will award each of the selected applicants with a scholarship award of $2,000. The scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students however the applicant must be attending classes at the time of the spring deadline.

Details and submission information can be found on our website: SeniorAdvisor website

Julie Queler Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Aug. 1, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Must be a high school senior that has already been accepted into a college or university
  • Be a part or full-time college student at a college or university.

Apply Online

KF&B Law Academic Scholarship

The members of our law team remember how hard it was to pay for education to become the amazing lawyers they are today. Therefore, as a way to pay it forward to others, they have created the $1000 KF&B Law Academic Scholarship, which is in its second year, to help one student lessen their financial burden from school.

Eligibility:

  • High school seniors who have already been accepted into a college or university.
  • Current college students who haven’t reached their final year.
  • International students that have been accepted into a US college or university.

Guidelines: KF&B wants to hear your answer to the following question in the form of a 500-word essay:

“Who is your greatest role model”?

Submission Deadline:
The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2020.

Winner Selection: The KF&B scholarship committee will select a winner once the submission deadline approaches. The winner will be contacted no later than the first week of June 2020. The winner will have 2 weeks to respond to confirm their information or a new winner will be selected. Once a winner’s information has been confirmed KF&B will award $1000 to the student’s financial aid department at their school.

The $1000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner’s school’s financial aid department.

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Rusty Tweed Scholarship

The Rusty Tweed Economic Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding high school student or undergraduate in economics or finance-related courses. Recipients of the scholarship are high school seniors or college undergraduates who have demonstrated excellence in their studies of economics or finance, and who have maintained a high level of academic performance. The scholarship was founded by Rusty Tweed, president, and owner of Tweed Financial Services.

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school students graduating this school year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school or design school.
  • Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school or design school.
  • Undergraduates do not have to be pursuing an economics major to be eligible.

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Scholle Law Scholarship

At Scholle Law, we seek to invest in our community by supporting students as they pursue higher education and we are thrilled to offer a new scholarship opportunity to your students. As a graduate of the University of Georgia, Charles Scholle understands the challenges today’s college students face and is proud to offer this privately funded scholarship to help give ambitious students the opportunity to win a $1,000 payment towards their tuition. 

Details and submission information can be found on our website: https://www.schollelaw.com/scholarships/

Work Hard & Play Hard Scholarships

Shinesty’s mission is to force the world to take itself less seriously by creating the most outlandish collection of clothing humanity has ever seen. In support of this mission, we want to reward college students embracing Shinesty’s “Work Hard, Play Hard” mentality. Shinesty is proud to offer both the Work Hard Scholarship and the Play Hard Scholarship for students interested in forcing the world to take itself less seriously through academic and social excellence.

Details and submission information can be found on our website: Work Hard & Play Hard Scholarships

WTS Greater Chicago Chapter Junior College Scholarship

Women in Transportation (WTS) fosters the development of women in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals to undertake careers in the area of transportation. One way it does this is by awarding community, technical, or trade college scholarships to women pursuing transportation related study at community and trade colleges.

This scholarship is intended for students pursuing an associate or technical degree in transportation-related studies.

The WTS Junior College Scholarship through the Greater Chicago Chapter is $1,000. The winner of the Greater Chicago Chapter scholarship will be nominated for the WTS International Foundation scholarship of an additional $1,000. The minimum criteria for selection are:

a. Applicant may be a high school senior or a college student attending school in the Chicagoland area.
b. GPA of 3.0 or higher
c. Enrolled in a degree program in a transportation-related field at a junior college or trade school in the Chicagoland area.
d. Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field.

DEADLINE IS NOV. 1, 2019.

Go to the WTS website to submit an application.