Office of Financial Aid: Scholarships
In the Scholarship Office at Medgar Evers College, students are empowered to discover, pursue, and achieve their educational and professional goals. We do this while encouraging students to research and apply for scholastic aid. The foundation of the office is centered on four principles: support, advocacy, engagement, and success. Additionally, we are a resource center for parents, families, faculty and staff in sustaining student retention, graduation, and overall success.
Financing your college education can seem overwhelming; The Scholarship Office at Medgar Evers College assists you in making this process easier. Our student support group works with students to help alleviate the stress of paying for college. There are a number of strategies to consider when funding your college expenses. It is important to research and understand various paths that can be pursued to make your education affordable.
Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid.
The most common scholarships may be classified as:
- Merit-based: These awards are based on a student's academic, artistic, athletic or other abilities, and often factor in an applicant's extracurricular activities and community service record.
- Need-based: In the United States, these awards are based on the student and family's financial record and require applicants to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Student-specific: These are scholarships for which applicants must initially qualify based upon gender, race, religion, family and medical history, or many other student-specific factors. Minority scholarships are the most common awards in this category
- Career-specific: These are scholarships awards to students who plan to pursue a specific field of study.
- Financial planning as it relates to paying for college
- Identifying scholarship opportunities
- Workshops offered to guide students through the application process, including, essay writing and resume building.
- Identifying eligible student for student specific scholarships
This is done both on an individual basis and various group workshops. This service is free of charge to all MEC students.
- All scholarship requires a 500 word essay
- You must meet ALL required criteria to apply
- You can only apply for 1 scholarship
- You must be registered for at least 12 credits
- You must be a US Citizen, or green card holder