First Generation Scholars

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If you are currently a high school senior and your parents or guardians never earned an associate’s degree or other college degree, you could be eligible to be a First Generation Scholar. MCC chooses 12-15 incoming students each year to receive a scholarship of up to $6,000. This means each scholar will receive $1,500 per fall and spring semesters for two years. Additionally, scholars may be awarded the Harry I. Harelik Book Scholarship for $250.

The First Generation Scholars program guides scholars through the McLennan Community College experience by fostering self-awareness as well as critical thinking skills to help them both in the classroom and in life. Scholars leave the program with clear goals and ready to transfer to a four-year institution or into a workforce program.

More Information

To learn more, contact the First Generation Scholar Success Coach, Mary Evans at or 254-299-8519.


Are you a former First Generation Scholar? We'd love to hear from you and the amazing things you've accomplished. Email us with your information!