Many scholarships and grants are offered by private sources, such as fraternal and religious organizations, labor unions, professional associations, social groups, and ethnic associations.
Because they are private and therefore not administered by MCCN, it is up to you to research and apply for them on your own. The best place to start your research is with any organization you or a family member has an affiliation with (such as your or your parents' employer, church or religious organization). If you're a current high school student, you should contact your guidance office for information on local scholarships.
Much of your research will involve using the internet. It is important to be careful when reviewing information online. MCCN recommends that you do not use any fee-based service to look for private scholarships. Below are a few scholarship search engines that are free:
Report Your Private Funding
Any outside funding you receive must be taken into account when your eligibility is determined for need-based financial aid. If you have been offered funding from a source outside the college, you must submit all information to MCCN Financial Services. Outside funding you are receiving may result in a change to your eligibility for the financial offered by MCCN.