Our Opportunities

Thanks to the support of generous donors in our community, the Mt. Hood Community College Foundation awards over $609,000 in scholarships each year. Applicants, references, and reviewers, Sign In in the top right corner to access the scholarship portal.

Questions about MHCC Foundation Scholarships? Visit mhcc.edu/Scholarships or contact Nataly Paoli at nataly.paoli@mhcc.edu or 503-491-7230

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Alfonso Torres Memorial Scholarship
Alfonso Torres-Vincenzi was born in Costa Rica in 1928 and was a practicing physician in Portland for many years. The Alfonso Torres Memorial...
Alfonso Torres-Vincenzi was born in Costa Rica in 1928 and was a...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2021
$1,500.00 American Association of University Women - Gresham Area Branch Scholarship
The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. This...
The American Association of University Women advances equity for women...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$1,500.00 Anna Mae Tichy Endowed Scholarship for First-Year Nursing Students
The Anna Mae Tichy Endowed Scholarship for First-Year Nursing Students is one of three scholarships established through the generous support of...
The Anna Mae Tichy Endowed Scholarship for First-Year Nursing Students...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$1,000.00 Anna Mae Tichy Endowed Scholarship for IECC Students
The Anna Mae Tichy Endowed Scholarship for IECC Students is one of three scholarships established through the generous support of Anna Mae Tichy,...
The Anna Mae Tichy Endowed Scholarship for IECC Students is one of three...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$1,500.00 Anna Mae Tichy Endowed Scholarship for Second-Year Nursing Students
The Anna Mae Tichy Endowed Scholarship for Second-Year Nursing Students is one of three scholarships established through the generous support of...
The Anna Mae Tichy Endowed Scholarship for Second-Year Nursing Students...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$2,000.00 Betty and R.E. 'Poly' Schedeen and Neighborhood Saints Scholarship
Betty Schedeen was a community member who fought to have a community college established in our area and is considered to be the “mother” of Mt....
Betty Schedeen was a community member who fought to have a community...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/31/2021
Varies Bob Wilson Endowed Scholarship
Bob Wilson, retired faculty at Mt. Hood Community College, established this scholarship to encourage and support students who were pursuing degrees...
Bob Wilson, retired faculty at Mt. Hood Community College, established...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2021
Varies Boeing Machine Tool, Mechatronics & Engineering Scholarship
The Boeing Company generously provides a grant to fund scholarships for Mt. Hood Community College students in the Machine Tool Technology,...
The Boeing Company generously provides a grant to fund scholarships for...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2021
$2,500.00 Central City Concern Scholarship
In the early 1970s Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood was populated largely by older men living in shabby, crime-ridden single room...
In the early 1970s Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood was...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$1,000.00 Columbia River Mopars Chrysler CAP Scholarship
The Columbia River Mopars Chrysler CAP Scholarship recognizes a student of excellence and need enrolled in the MHCC Automotive Technology –...
The Columbia River Mopars Chrysler CAP Scholarship recognizes a student...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$1,000.00 Connections Community Inc. Scholarship
The Connections Community, Inc. Scholarship recognizes and honors a graduate of the Transitions or Transiciones program. Criteria: Applicants must...
The Connections Community, Inc. Scholarship recognizes and honors a...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$5,286.00 David H. Spooner Memorial Scholarship
The David H. Spooner Memorial Scholarship for Visual and Performing Arts recognizes and honors a returning student in the Visual or Performing Arts...
The David H. Spooner Memorial Scholarship for Visual and Performing Arts...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,286.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$3,000.00 Dean and Alta Stapleton Endowed Scholarship for Full-time Students
Alta Marie Stapleton had a life-long love with Oregon’s flora. In the late 1960’s she planted one of the area’s most beautiful gardens at her...
Alta Marie Stapleton had a life-long love with Oregon’s flora. In the...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$1,500.00 Dean and Alta Stapleton Endowed Scholarship for Part-time Students
Alta Marie Stapleton had a life-long love with Oregon’s flora. In the late 1960’s she planted one of the area’s most beautiful gardens at her...
Alta Marie Stapleton had a life-long love with Oregon’s flora. In the...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$6,747.00 Don and Lois Grufke Endowed Scholarship
The Don and Lois Grufke Endowed Scholarship recognizes an outstanding senior graduating from Centennial High School with a scholarship for tuition,...
The Don and Lois Grufke Endowed Scholarship recognizes an outstanding...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $6,747.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$5,286.00 Ed Benedict Scholarship
The Ed Benedict Scholarship honors and recognizes an outstanding student with a scholarship to attend Mt. Hood Community...
The Ed Benedict Scholarship honors and recognizes an outstanding student...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,286.00
Deadline03/31/2021
Varies Edward M. & Helen B. Nelson Family Endowed Scholarship
The Edward M. and Helen B. Nelson Family Scholarship recognizes and honors graduates of the Oregon Trail School District attending MHCC. Helen was...
The Edward M. and Helen B. Nelson Family Scholarship recognizes and...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2021
$5,286.00 Ellsworth D. and Elenora W. Purdy Scholarship
The Ellsworth D. and Elenora W. Purdy Scholarship recognizes and honors an outstanding student enrolled in the funeral services program at...
The Ellsworth D. and Elenora W. Purdy Scholarship recognizes and honors...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,286.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$1,000.00 ESL to IECC Scholarship
The ESL to IECC Scholarship recognizes an outstanding student enrolled in MHCC’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program with a scholarship to...
The ESL to IECC Scholarship recognizes an outstanding student enrolled...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$5,286.00 Evelyn E. Humphreys Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Evelyn Humphreys had a deep passion for education. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from University of Oregon and then attended Columbia...
Evelyn Humphreys had a deep passion for education. She earned her...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,286.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$2,000.00 Foundation Partners Group Scholarship
The Foundation Partners Group Scholarship recognizes an outstanding Funeral Services Technology student with a $2,000...
The Foundation Partners Group Scholarship recognizes an outstanding...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$5,286.00 Frank and Mary Wales Music Scholarship
The Frank and Mary Wales Music Scholarship recognizes a returning music student with a scholarship in order to enable that student to continue his...
The Frank and Mary Wales Music Scholarship recognizes a returning music...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,286.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$2,000.00 Frank, Isobel & Peter Cunningham Family Economics Scholarship
MHCC Economics Instructor, Peter Cunningham established this scholarship to encourage aspiring economists at MHCC and help them move forward in...
MHCC Economics Instructor, Peter Cunningham established this scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$1,500.00 Future Respiratory Therapist Scholarship
The Future Respiratory Therapist Scholarship recognizes and honors a single parent enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy program at Mt. Hood...
The Future Respiratory Therapist Scholarship recognizes and honors a...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$5,286.00 G. and A. Hertrich Endowed Scholarship
The G. and A. Hertrich Scholarship recognizes and honors outstanding students majoring in Natural Resources Technology-Forest Resources who are...
The G. and A. Hertrich Scholarship recognizes and honors outstanding...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,286.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$5,286.00 Gresham Outlook - Lee & Bonnie Irwin Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Lee Irwin was the publisher and owner of the Gresham Outlook Newspaper. He was also one of the founding members for the development of Mt. Hood...
Lee Irwin was the publisher and owner of the Gresham Outlook Newspaper....
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,286.00
Deadline03/31/2021
Varies Harold and Mollie Bihn Nursing Scholarship
“Let the giver have the pleasure of the gift,” Mollie Bihn would say to her neighbor, Carol Murray. The Bihns believed that everyone should make...
“Let the giver have the pleasure of the gift,” Mollie Bihn would say to...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2021
$500.00 Hoodview Amateur Radio Club Scholarship
The Hoodview Amateur Radio Scholarship recognizes and honors a licensed radio amateur or immediate family member of a licensed radio amateur with a...
The Hoodview Amateur Radio Scholarship recognizes and honors a licensed...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$5,286.00 Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship
The Hospitality and Tourism Club Scholarship recognizes an outstanding student majoring in Hospitality and Tourism with a...
The Hospitality and Tourism Club Scholarship recognizes an outstanding...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,286.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$5,286.00 J. Frank Schmidt Jr. Endowed Scholarship
The J. Frank Schmidt Jr. Scholarship recognizes and honors a student with a declared major in the Business Management or Business...
The J. Frank Schmidt Jr. Scholarship recognizes and honors a student...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,286.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$5,286.00 Jaksich Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established through a generous donation from the Jaksich Family Foundation to support a first-year Automotive Technology...
This scholarship was established through a generous donation from the...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,286.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$2,400.00 James R. Graybill Fisheries Scholarship
The James R. Graybill Scholarship Fund for Fisheries recognizes and honors an MHCC student of excellence and need who is pursuing an education and...
The James R. Graybill Scholarship Fund for Fisheries recognizes and...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $2,400.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$1,000.00 Jeremy E. Christensen Memorial Scholarship
The Jeremy E. Christensen Memorial Scholarship honors a student of excellence and need who earned a GED or earned a high school diploma through...
The Jeremy E. Christensen Memorial Scholarship honors a student of...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$2,500.00 Jim Weston Scholarship
The purpose of the Jim Weston Scholarship shall be to recognize an Automotive Technology student with tuition assistance. Criteria: Applicants must...
The purpose of the Jim Weston Scholarship shall be to recognize an...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$1,000.00 Joan Stovall Memorial Scholarship
Joan Stovall was a part-time instructor at MHCC. She began as an intern in the MHCC Environmental Health and Safety Department, which eventually...
Joan Stovall was a part-time instructor at MHCC. She began as an intern...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$1,762.00 John Barry and Doris Ruth Norlin Endowed Scholarship
The John Barry and Doris Ruth Norlin Endowed Scholarship recognizes and honors an outstanding MHCC student with a one-term...
The John Barry and Doris Ruth Norlin Endowed Scholarship recognizes and...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $1,762.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$1,500.00 John J. "Ski" Sygielski and Steve Perrault Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in May 2009 in honor of former MHCC President, John J. “Ski” Sygielski. This scholarship recognizes and honors an...
This scholarship was established in May 2009 in honor of former MHCC...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$5,286.00 John P. Malcom Endowed Memorial Scholarship
The John P. Malcom Scholarship recognizes and honors an outstanding student in the Visual, Performing Arts, or Integrated Media programs with a...
The John P. Malcom Scholarship recognizes and honors an outstanding...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,286.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$4,800.00 Junki and Linda Yoshida Endowed Scholarship
The Junki and Linda Yoshida Scholarship recognizes and honors a single parent studying at Mt. Hood Community College with a...
The Junki and Linda Yoshida Scholarship recognizes and honors a single...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $4,800.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$1,000.00 Kerri Foland PTA Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Kerri Foland, a wonderful wife, mother, friend and physical therapist assistant. This scholarship allows Kerri’s...
This scholarship is in memory of Kerri Foland, a wonderful wife, mother,...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$5,286.00 Marcus Family Scholarship
The Marcus Family Scholarship recognizes an outstanding student enrolled in the nursing program at Mt. Hood Community College with a...
The Marcus Family Scholarship recognizes an outstanding student enrolled...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,286.00
Deadline03/31/2021
Varies Mary Opray Scholarship
The Mary Opray Scholarship shall honor a current or past participant of the MHCC Transitions/Transiciones program with a...
The Mary Opray Scholarship shall honor a current or past participant of...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2021
Varies MHCC Foundation Mechatronics Program Scholarship
The MHCC Foundation Mechatronics Scholarship honors outstanding students enrolled in the Mechatronics program. Criteria: Applicants must meet all...
The MHCC Foundation Mechatronics Scholarship honors outstanding students...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2021
$5,286.00 Michael S. Chaney Automotive Scholarship
The Michael S. Chaney Automotive Scholarship honors and recognizes an outstanding automotive student with a scholarship to attend Mt. Hood...
The Michael S. Chaney Automotive Scholarship honors and recognizes an...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,286.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$2,000.00 Mile Post 3 Scholarship
The Mile Post 3 Scholarship recognizes one outstanding nursing student each year with a scholarship to use towards tuition and fees at Mt. Hood...
The Mile Post 3 Scholarship recognizes one outstanding nursing student...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$5,286.00 Moen Machinery Co. Endowed Scholarship
The Moen Machinery Company Endowed Schoarship recognizes and honors and outstanding student studying business at Mt. Hood Community...
The Moen Machinery Company Endowed Schoarship recognizes and honors and...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,286.00
Deadline03/31/2021
$5,300.00 Mt. Hood Community College Foundation High School Scholarship
The Mt. Hood Community College Foundation High School Scholarship is awarded annually to a recent graduate from each public high school within the...
The Mt. Hood Community College Foundation High School Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,300.00
Deadline03/31/2021
Varies Mt. Hood Community College Foundation Part-time Scholarship
This scholarship is made possible through the fundraising efforts of the Mt. Hood Community College Foundation. Local donors generously contribute...
This scholarship is made possible through the fundraising efforts of the...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2021
Varies Mt. Hood Community College Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is made possible through the fundraising efforts of the Mt. Hood Community College Foundation. Local donors generously contribute...
This scholarship is made possible through the fundraising efforts of the...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2021
$5,300.00 Mt. Hood Community College Foundation's Hero for Education Scholarship
The Mt. Hood Community College Foundation created the Hero for Education Scholarship through funds gifted to the college. The scholarship will be...
The Mt. Hood Community College Foundation created the Hero for Education...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: $5,300.00
Deadline03/31/2021