Institutional Grants and Scholarships

In the spirit of making higher education affordable and accessible to all, Montgomery College offers the following institutional grants and scholarships. 

Merit Based Scholarships

Montgomery Scholars Scholarship - The Montgomery Scholars Program is a selective admission two-year interdisciplinary honors program designed for high school graduates as the first step in completing a four-year degree. The deadline to apply for fall 2017 is January 6, 2017. Students will be notified of the decision of the scholarship committee no later than March 31, 2017.

Board of Trustees (BOT) Scholarship - The Board of Trustees Academic Specialty Scholarship is for talented Montgomery County high school graduates who plan to enroll at any Montgomery College campus in the fall 2017. This is a one-year (two semesters: fall 2017 and spring 2018) scholarship that covers the full-time cost of tuition and fees (at the county resident tuition rate up to a maximum of 15 credits per semester). The deadline to apply for fall 2017 is March 1, 2017.  Students will be notified of the decision of the scholarship committee by May 1, 2017.

The Macklin Business Institute (MBI) Scholarship Program – The Macklin Business Institute Scholarship Program is a competitive program for students with outstanding potential and interest in the field of business. The MBI is available for high school graduates interested in applying for the two-year program or a current MC student interested in the one-year sophomore level program. The deadline to apply for fall 2017 is January 6, 2017.  

The Hillman Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program – The Hillman Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program is a third year scholarship and educational program that supports, develops, and graduates ethical leaders who want to energize and give back to their local communities. If selected, the scholarship covers two-thirds of the tuition and fees and a book stipend. The deadline to apply for fall 2017 is May 1, 2017.

Renaissance Scholar Honors Program – The Renaissance Scholars is a selective honors program offered in the evenings and on the weekends at the Germantown and Takoma Park/Silver Spring campuses. 

Honors Program – The Honors Program offers a variety and includes specialized classes and seminars, unique project, and independent study. It offers a scholarship opportunity for a course in the spring semester.  

Merit and Financial Need Based Scholarships 

Montgomery College Foundation Scholarships – The Montgomery College Foundation offers more than 300 Foundation scholarship opportunities, generously provided by businesses, organizations, and individuals.  Scholarships are available for students who are in good academic standing and have financial need. Applicants should have at least a 2.5 GPA or higher, enroll for six credits and be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen. The amount of the scholarships ranges from $250 to $2,500 per semester or academic year. There are two deadlines: July 31 for the fall semester and December 31 for the spring semester. 

Admitted students can apply for all MC Foundation scholarships by completing one online application through AcademicWorks. This online tool automatically matches you up with relevant scholarships. Go to the online application and use your MyMC login to begin the process.

Board of Trustees Student Tuition Grants – The College’s Board of Trustees established a tuition grant program to assist students with financial need, particularly those who qualify for little or no federal grant money.  Students must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to continue receiving this grant.  Applicants must follow the steps for applying for financial aid, must demonstrate academic potential, and must have financial need as defined by the college. 

Alumni Scholarships

Montgomery College Alumni Scholarships – Every year, the Alumni Association awards scholarships to sons and daughters of MC alumni. 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants

The grants received by the National Science Foundation provide scholarship support to students majoring in the specific programs pertaining to each NSF Grant.

The NSF ACCESS Engineering & Computer Science Scholarship supports students majoring in engineering and computer science within the College’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Unit. 

The NSF On RAMP to STEM Scholarship supports students majoring in life sciences, biotechnology, or other STEM disciplines. 

The NSF Graduate and Transfer Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Talent Expansion Program supports STEM majors (biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering, or math) in acquiring their associate degrees and/or facilitating their transfer to a four-year institution. 

Programs for High School Students

Students currently enrolled in high school and taking classes at the College may apply for need based grants.  Students must be properly admitted to Montgomery College and accepted to take courses through MC’s Dual Enrollment program. Dual enrollment students are not eligible for federal financial aid but may apply for the Montgomery College High School Grant to cover portions of required tuition and fees. 


If you need additional information or have questions regarding the Grants and Scholarships referenced above, please contact us at or 240-567-4021.


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