General Scholarships

General Scholarships

Midland College scholarship recipients

Midland College awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships during the 2022-2023 school year! Midland College has more than 200 scholarship opportunities available to all registered students every year, thanks to our generous donors.

Scholarships are awarded based on factors such as a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher, participation in various activities, special interests, or financial need. Special consideration will be given to non-traditional students. 

2023-24 Scholarship Dates

  • Fall Deadline for Consideration Requirements: August 1
  • Spring Deadline for Consideration Requirements: January 1
  • 2024-2025 FAFSA application opens December 1, 2023
Most scholarships do not require an application, but if an additional application is required, you will be notified via MC email. 

Scholarship Consideration Requirements

1. Complete a FAFSA or TASFA application: Must be received by the MC Financial Aid Office, and all documents must be completed. *All final/official transcripts sent to Student Records

Appying for Financial Aid/FAFSA

2. Register for 6+ credit hours towards a degree or certificate at Midland College
3. Minimum term GPA 2.5+

Scholarship Awardees

Common Questions

A scholarship is typically merit-based and awarded to students who excel in academics, sports, or extracurricular activities. Midland College scholarships award scholarships based on various factors, such as academic talent, participation in various activities, special interests, or financial need.

The General Scholarship Fund offers over 200 scholarship opportunities per academic year to enrolled students. Students are placed into scholarship consideration by completing the current year FAFSA/TASFA and enrolling in courses. 

For the Midland College General Scholarship Fund, you need to complete the current year FAFSA/TASFA, enroll in credit hours courses per semester, complete the general scholarship application, complete the scholarship questionnaire and Authorization Release form. All documents are located in your My MC Portal. NO application required!

Yes. MC students must complete the current year FAFSA or TASFA applications for scholarship consideration through the MC General Scholarship Fund each year. 

Yes. Scholarship consideration is based on enrollment hours, so make sure and register for classes before the submission deadlines. 

Yes. Please get in touch with Midland College Scholarships for further details,

Yes. Room and Board and transportation scholarships are taxable and should be self-reported on your yearly tax return. 

Tuition, fees, and book scholarships are not taxable and should not be reported on your tax return. 

Scholarships are awarded toward students' tuition and fees first. Any unused funds can be used at the MC Bookstore. Please email MC Scholarships before going to the MC Bookstore, Don't forget to include your MC ID#. 

Yes. Any unused scholarships can be used at the MC Bookstore. Please email MC Scholarships before going to the MC Bookstore,

Yes. Students can receive the PELL grant and scholarships during the academic semester. Please complete the current year FAFSA/TASFA to see if you qualify. 

A non-traditional student can be qualified by one of the following statements while seeking a degree or certification at Midland College:

  • Delays enrollment (does not enter postsecondary education in the same calendar year that he or she finished high school)
  • Attends part-time for at least part of the academic year
  • Works full-time (35 hours or more per week) while enrolled
  • Is considered financially independent for purposes of determining eligibility for financial aid
  • Has dependents other than a spouse (usually children, but may also be caregivers of sick or elderly family members)
  • Does not have a high school diploma (completed high school with a GED or other high school completion certificate or did not finish high school)

General scholarship award notifications are sent to the students' MC student email only. Once the student receives the award notification, students are required to complete the Scholarship Questionnaire located in your My MC Portal. Please follow the acceptance instructions listed on the award notification. Scholarship awards need to be claimed within two weeks of award notification; otherwise, students risk rescinding their scholarships. 

Scholarships awarded through the General Scholarship Fund do not have to be repaid. However, there are some scholarships that require repayment. Please check your scholarship award notification for clarification.

Gift Giving

For 50 years Midland College has been educating and improving lives in the Permian Basin. Midland College has been a leader in education with well-defined academic programs and exceptional workforce preparation.

You play a crucial role in helping Midland College provide quality educational opportunities. Through your generous support, Midland College is able to assist students with tuition, fees and book scholarships. These tax-deductible donations help Midland College maintain its high standard of excellence and provide our students with the ability to start, strive and succeed.

By funding a scholarship endowment or giving a one-time donation, you can help Midland College change lives.

Thank you for investing in Midland College students!

Scholarship Questions?


Meredith Walker
Associate Director, Scholarships