Students from eight area high schools were awarded the Metropolitan Community College-Blue River Board of Trustees Recruitment Scholarship, a renewable scholarship that covers in-district tuition and general fee charges until the student completes five full-time semesters or until the student has earned 64 credit hours, whichever occurs first.
The scholarship’s eligibility requirements are:
- Be a high school graduate student in the MCC high school/home school service area.
- Have strong leadership skills through school or community activities.
- Be a degree-seeking student at MCC-Blue River or ranked in the top 20% of your high school class or have a 3.50 cumulative grade point average.
- Receive an ACT score of 21 or better or minimum COMPASS test scores of: Reading: 85 or higher, Writing: 70 or higher, Algebra: 66 or higher, College Algebra: 15 or higher.
- Enroll full-time (12 credit hours or more) each semester on a MCC campus and at least six to eight credit hours must be taken at the MCC-Blue River campus
Renewal requirements include:
- Maintain a 2.75 cumulative grade point average at MCC
- Maintain full time enrollment (pass twelve credit hours per semester for fall and spring, six hours if enrolled in summer terms)
- The scholarships may be renewed until the student completes five full-time semesters or until the student has earned 64 credit hours, whichever occurs first (does not include summer terms.)
The scholarship recipients and their parents were on campus on Wednesday, June 17 in a Get Acquainted Reception to meet the MCC-Blue River president, Dr. Michael Banks, academic advisors, financial aid representatives, faculty, and staff members. Students and parents were provided with an open forum to dialogue, ask questions, and discuss topics that will enhance the transition from high school to college.