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Scholarships are a financial resource provided by local businesses, community groups, alumni, and a variety of private sources. The funds help to assist students in paying for their higher education expenses. Unlike loans, they do not have to be paid back. Scholarships are limited funds and awarded on a competitive and/or special criteria basis, such as grade point average or academic major.

Madera Community College Center offers over $100,000 in scholarships, via the Reedley College Foundation and the State Center Community College Foundation, to students attending Reedley College, Madera Community College Center, or Oakhurst Community College Center. Scholarship awards range from $100-$1,000 and only one application is required to be considered for all scholarships! Applications are submitted online and become available to students in October annually with the deadline in March annually. Awards are announced in June for the following fall semester.

The 2017-2018 Scholarship Application will open on October 1, 2016. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2017!

This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Tom Crow and was made possible by generous donations from the community and State Center Community College Foundation Board of Directors as a part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College Students.

Dr. Tom Crow served as the Chancellor of State Center Community College District from 2003 – 2010. He was admired for his quest for academic excellence, outstanding leadership, and service to the district and to the community. This scholarship is intended to recognize a student of State Center Community College District who best exemplifies these qualities.

Qualified nominees must be eligible for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver, have completed at least 24 degree applicable college units, and be enrolled full-time at any campus in the State Center Community College District. Any district employee, member of the Board of Trustees, or Foundation board member may submit a student for nomination. Please contact the Foundation with any questions.

State Center Community College Foundation
390 W. Fir Avenue, Ste. 300, Clovis, CA 93611
Telephone: (559) 324-6484

MCCC and OCCC post various outside scholarship opportunities to our Facebook page as they are reported to us from businesses, organizations, and non-profits. New scholarship opportunities are posted on a regular basis, so check back often.

To view the currently listed scholarship opportunities, "Like" the RC Scholarships Facebook page.


Donate toward an existing scholarship or start a scholarship of your own! For more information on donating or establishing a scholarship fund, you may contact either the Reedley College Foundation and/or the State Center Community College Foundation for more information.

Reedley College Foundation: P.O. Box 227 Reedley, CA 93654. Download the Scholarship and Donor Information Form.

State Center Community College Foundation: 390 W. Fir Ave., Ste. 300 Clovis, CA 93611. Download the SCCC Foundation Scholarship Information Form.

All applications for financial assistance programs; i.e., student loans, work compensation, grants, scholarship, special funds, subsides, prizes, etc., will be considered by Madera Community College Center without regard to race, color, national origin, gender or disability.

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