Scholarship Glossary

All students interested in receiving scholarships at Madisonville Community College, must fill out an MCC Scholarship Application unless otherwise noted. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the MCC Scholarship Committee.


Academic Endowment Scholarship

The Academic Endowment Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated strong academic performance through maintaining at least a 2.5 GPA and scoring at least an 18 on the ACT. Preference is given to students with strong extracurricular and community service involvement. Recipients may apply for a second year if they continue to meet the eligibility criteria. Awards amount vary annually.


Advanced Integrated Technology Scholarships *

Advanced Integrated Technology Scholarships are available to students pursuing degrees in any of the following program fields: Multi-Skilled Industrial Technician, Power Plant Technician Option, Engineering Controls, Mechatronics Operator, and Industrial Refrigeration. Awards are based on the student’s program of study and financial need. These funds are awarded by faculty recommendation only. Interested student should contact David Alsip at
(270) 824-1990.


Allied Health Scholarships*

Allied Health Scholarships are available to students who have been accepted into the Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Clinical Laboratory Technician, Radiography and Surgical Technology Programs. Recipients must maintain at least half-time enrollment and a 2.5 GPA. Awards are based on faculty recommendations and vary annually.


Caldwell County Excellence Scholarship

The Caldwell County Excellence Scholarship is for residents of Caldwell County who have demonstrated strong academic performance through earning at least a 2.5 GPA in high school or college and scoring at least an 18 on the ACT. Students must be degree seeking and enrolled full-time. Recipients may apply for a second year if they continue to meet the eligibility criteria. Award amounts vary annually.


Commonwealth Scholarship

The Commonwealth Scholarship is awarded to students who graduate from high school in the top 25% of their class for the current or previous academic year. Recipients must be Kentucky residents, maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, and be enrolled at least half-time. Recipients may apply for a second year of funds if they continue to meet the eligibility criteria. Award amounts vary annually.


Crittenden County Excellence Scholarship

The Crittenden County Excellence Scholarship is for residents of Crittenden County who have demonstrated strong academic performance through earning at least a 2.5 GPA in high school or college and scoring at least an 18 on the ACT. Students must be degree seeking and enrolled full-time. Recipients may apply for a second year if they continue to meet the eligibility criteria. Award amounts vary annually.


Garth Gamblin Scholarship

The Garth Gamblin Scholarship was established by The Messenger, Garth Gamblin and other donors for persons with disabilities attending Madisonville Community College. The scholarship is open to students with a disability who have completed at least one semester at MCC. Applications are due by the end of the first week of classes of the semester applying. The amount of the award ($500 maximum) will be determined on a case by case basis and is not limited to tuition and books. The scholarship can be awarded to the same student for two semesters. A new application is required for the second semester. Semesters need not be consecutive. The committee reviews the following: the applicants GPA, financial need, and placement scores. Applications are available in the Disability Resource Office or on the website. Please contact the Valerie Wolfe in the Disability Resource Office at (270) 824-1708 or Valerie.wolfe@kctcs.edu.


Glema Mahr Memorial Scholarship*

This scholarship was given in memory of Glema Mahr a local advocate of the Arts. It is awarded to students pursuing degrees in the Arts and who plan to transfer to a four-year institution. Students must enroll full-time, maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and work as interns at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts. If interested, students should contact the Institutional Advancement office (270) 824-8595 or the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts (270) 824-8650.


Iris Givens Scholarship

The Iris Givens Scholarship is in memory of Iris Givens, a Muhlenberg County resident who was a nurse and highly valued postsecondary education. The recipients of this award must be residents of Muhlenberg County who are pursuing degrees in Allied Health or Nursing. Students must earn at least a 2.5 GPA and maintain a full-time enrollment status. If they continue to meet the eligibility requirements, recipients may apply for a second year. Award amounts vary annually.


John T. Smith

The John T. Smith Scholarship was named for Dr. John T. Smith. He was the first African American community college president in Kentucky from 1968-1975. Recipients of this award must be Kentucky residents, earn at least a 2.5 GPA in high school or college, considered a minority racial status, and enrolled in at least six credit hours. Recipients may apply for a second year of funds if they continue to meet the eligibility criteria. Award amounts vary annually.


Judy Moore Scholarship

The Judy Moore Scholarship was founded in the memory of Judy Moore, a long-time employee of Madisonville Community College and advocate for the School Counts! program. Recipients must have completed the School Counts! program, enroll full-time, maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and pursue a degree in Business Administration or Associate of Arts. Award amounts vary annually.


KCTCS Workforce Development Transfer Scholarship*

This scholarship is intended for students who are planning to transfer to a Kentucky four-year institution and who are pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health professions or the applied sciences. Each year Madisonville community college may award one first year student $3000 and two second year students $4000. Students must return the separate application to the Madisonville Community College Financial Aid Office for review. Eligible applications will be forwarded to the KCTCS Scholarship Committee. Awards may vary due to the availability of funds.


Kentucky Coal Academy Scholarship*

The Kentucky Coal Academy Scholarship is awarded to students who are pursuing certificates, diplomas, or degrees in Mining or related fields. Students with declared Mining majors may receive up to full-tuition scholarships after all other awards have been calculated. Students pursuing degrees in Advanced Integrated Technology-Multi-Skill Option, Air Conditioning Technology, Computerized Manufacturing & Machining, and Welding Technology may receive up to $500 per semester for full-time enrollment. New applications must be submitted every semester and recipients must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA. Award amounts may change based on the availability of funds.


Kentucky Colonel’s Better Life Scholarship*

This scholarship is offered to single parents with children under the age of twelve. Recipients must enroll full-time, work part-time, fill out a separate application, write a thank you letter to the Kentucky Colonel organization, and have completed less than 30 credit hours upon application. Interested students should send their applications to the MCC Financial Aid Office for review and submission to the KCTCS Scholarship Committee. MCC can award up to two students per year and recipients may receive up to four semesters if they continue to meet the eligibility requirements. This award is $2500 per year, but may change at the discretion of the donor.


Lineberry Scholarship

The Lineberry Scholarship is designed to assist single parents with education expenses related to the pursuit of a degree. Students must have unmet need, maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled full-time. Recipients may apply for a second year if they continue to meet the eligibility criteria. Award amounts vary annually.


Nursing Scholarships*

Nursing Scholarships are reserved by students who have been accepted into the nursing program at Madisonville Community College and who are currently in their second, third or fourth semesters. Recipients must enroll in at least six credit hours and earn at least a 2.5 GPA. Awards are based on faculty recommendation and vary annually.


Owen Badgett Scholarship

This scholarship, formally known as the New Hope Scholarship, is funded through the Community Foundation of Louisville in honor of Mr. Owen Badgett. Recipients must enroll full-time and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA. Preference is given to students with strong extracurricular and community service involvement. Recipients may apply for a second year, if they continue to meet the eligibility requirements. Award amounts vary annually.


Partners in Progress

The Partners in Progress Scholarship is a general scholarships fund for degree-seeking students who have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA. Students may apply for a second year if they have met the scholarships criteria. Award amounts vary annually.


Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to Valedictorians of their high school graduating class for the current or previous academic year. Recipients must be Kentucky residents, maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and maintain full-time enrollment status. Recipients may apply for a second year of funds if they continue to meet the eligibility criteria. Awards vary annually and may be awarded up to the cost of full tuition.


School Counts! Scholarship*

School Counts! Scholarships are awarded to students from Hopkins County and Muhlenberg County who have completed the School Counts! program while in high school. Recipients must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA, file their Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) annually, and notify the MCC Financial Aid Office of any external scholarship awards. Students are awarded unmet tuition need up to twelve credit hours after all other awards have been calculated. No application is needed as the list of eligible students is sent from each high school after graduation. Students have four semesters of eligibility, but must use it within five semesters of their high school graduation.


Webster County Excellence Scholarship

The Webster County Excellence Scholarship is for residents of Webster County who have demonstrated strong academic performance through earning at least a 2.5 GPA in high school or college and scoring at least an 18 on the ACT. Students must be degree seeking and enrolled full-time. Recipients may apply for a second year if they continue to meet the eligibility criteria. Award amounts vary annually.


(*) Denotes a separate application process is necessary. Applications are available for printing online by clicking HERE.

Recipients of Madisonville Community College scholarship funds must file a FAFSA annually, maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, and meet any criteria set forth by the donor of the scholarship funds. MCC reserves the right to remove or reduce scholarship awards if the criteria have not been met.

Scholarships are awarded based on annual budgets. Awards may increase or decrease depending on the availability of funds.

The priority deadline for all scholarship applications is March 1st for the following academic year, unless noted.