GCC Institutional Awards

Foundation Scholarships are awarded two times per year to new and continuing students. Applications open in July 2024. Fall 2024 application dates are TBD.

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New student?

You are a new student if you’ve never taken classes at GCC. Please apply for admission before completing your scholarship application!

Continuing or returning student?

If you’re currently enrolled, or were recently a GCC student and remember your account info, log into MyGCC to complete the application.

This application will automatically match you with scholarships based on your eligibility. Some awards require an additional essay/personal statement and/or materials such as a letter of recommendation or a resumé. Download the list of special scholarships to help you prepare—you’ll have the option to select these awards and upload your supplemental materials when you complete the application.
Please check back for our next scholarship application round!
How to Apply
Please note! Priority will be given to students who do not already have their tuition and fees covered by state programs.
  • There is one common application for all awards, though some require additional documentation.
  • The online application will match you to all scholarships for which you eligible.
  • All scholarships require submission of a 250-500 word personal, biographical statement.
    • Your personal statement is your moment to shine, show your personality, share your goals and passions, and compel our application reviewers. We encourage you to take care in creating your statement, as it is your chance to stand out from other applicants. Your personal statement should address the following: 
      • Tell us about what who you are and what has shaped you
      • Include interests, personal qualities, motivations, formative experiences, identities, hopes and dreams, and future goals (life, work, educational)
      • If you’re a current student, tell us about your experience at GCC: your major, extracurricular involvement, personal growth, etc.
  • Some awards have specific eligibility criteria—like GPA or program of study—or require a supplemental statement written on a specific topic.
  • Some awards require that a letter of recommendation be provided. It is your responsibility to have your recommendations submitted to the Foundation by the deadline! Recommendations  should be sent by email to , or mailed to GCC Foundation, ATTN: Andrea Carlin, Scholarship Recommendation, One College Drive, Greenfield MA 01301. Be sure when you ask for a recommendation to give the recommender at least a two week notice.