first generation scholar students

Scholars enjoy many advantages. Along with the scholarship towards tuition, fees, and books, there are several enrichment opportunities. These events and programs help students make the most of their time at MCC, as well as prepare them for the next step in their education and career.

Each scholar who successfully completes the program and is accepted to an eligible four-year institution is invited to apply for a transfer scholarship of $11,600 and a laptop. This scholarship is only available to students in the program.

First Generation Scholars are afforded leadership opportunities as well. Scholars who are active participants in the program are eligible to apply to be a Summer Bridge Leader for the First STEP program.

First STEP

Summer Transition Enrichment Program (STEP) is a summer course only for students in the First Generation program. They meet and interact with other Scholars and learn valuable information for college, including:

  • study skills
  • time management
  • personal finance
  • life skills