The Foundation offers scholarships ranging from $250 to $5,000 for both incoming and current Moraine Valley students.

These scholarships are gift aid, which means you do not have to repay them or earn them by working.

Scholarships are based on a variety of qualifications, such as:

  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Personal achievement
  • Financial need
  • Leadership skills
  • Community involvement
  • Programs and fields of study
  • Specific populations

All students – whether they already receive financial aid or not – are eligible to apply for scholarships.

While many scholarships require students to complete a FAFSA form, there are some scholarships available for students who have not completed one.

You will be notified if you are receiving an award by July 1 in your student email account. If you applied for a scholarship last year, you must apply again, as each year all applications are cleared and the process starts again Feb. 1.

You may apply for scholarships at any time throughout the year. However, the greatest number of scholarships are available in the application period that runs from Feb. 1 through May 10.

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.

Current Students

  • Click on the Apply For Moraine Valley Scholarships 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.

One of the most important aspects of the scholarship application is your essay. This 300-to-500-word essay gives you the opportunity to express how you would benefit from receiving a Foundation scholarship and why you think the selection committee should consider you.

The college’s Speaking and Writing Center can help you with this crucial component of the application.

For questions about the scholarship process, contact Patti Mehallick.

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 Richard Niezgoda

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: Contact the Financial Aid Office at (708) 974-5726

This scholarship 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: Contact the Financial Aid Office at (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 Dec. 20, Spring deadline is May 5.
More Information: Contact Shanya Gray at (708) 608-4380 and (Room S202)

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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: Contact Dean of Students, Kent Marshall, at (708) 974-5390 or 

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: Contact the 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)

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) has offered a scholarship(s) to current students taking Nondestructive classes at Moraine Valley Community College.

Scholarship Amount: Varies $500 to $1,000

Eligibility: Open to students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in the next session of the Nondestructive Testing Program who are in good standing.

Application submission: Application may be found online or from the Nondestructive Testing faculty. Please return this completed application to the Moraine Valley Foundation, 9000 College Parkway, Building M, Room M220, Palos Hills, IL 60465 or email it to Patti Mehallick at

Deadline: Please note this scholarship will remain open until awarded.

More information: Contact Patti Mehallick at (708) 974-5551 or

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. Explore more scholarship opportunities outside of Moraine Valley.