Apply now for Foundation scholarships to be awarded for the Spring 2021 semester.
The Foundation awards Spring Retention Scholarships to Moraine Valley students for use during the spring 2021 semester. If you have already submitted a scholarship application between Feb. 1, 2020 and January 6, 2021 you do not have to apply again. If you have not applied this year, then you must complete the application by clicking on the link below before Jan. 6, 2021. Students will be notified about their award by January 13, 2021. via student email. You may apply for scholarships at any time. Keep in mind as of Jan. 31, all scholarship applications are archived and students must apply again between Feb. 1 and March 31 for scholarships for the fall 2021/spring 2022 semesters.

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 200 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 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 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. Glockler 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: Online Application
More Information: Contact Scholarship Chair Debra Brandt.

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

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 a resident of the Moraine Valley district and graduate with a cumulative class rank in the top 10 percent of high school graduating class at the end of the seventh or eighth semester.
Pickup/Drop-off Location: High school counseling offices
More Information: Financial Aid Office (708) 974-5726

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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This scholarship was established by the Moraine Valley Med Term faculty. The Med Term Faculty Scholarship is awarded to qualified students enrolled in Medical Terminology at Moraine Valley Community College. This scholarship application is for students enrolled in the fall 2020 semester.

Scholarship Amount: $250 for the fall 2020 semester

Eligibility: Open to full or part-time students who are enrolled in Medical Terminology and taking at least six credit hours per semester.

Application Submission: Applications can be found online or from Med Term faculty. Please return this completed application to the Moraine Valley Foundation by emailing it to or mailing it to Moraine Valley Foundation, 9000 College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL, 60465 attn. Med Term Scholarship by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

Deadline: For fall 2020 - Sept. 15

More Information: Contact Patti Friend at or (708)-974-5551

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

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)

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)

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.

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