Important Application Instructions
Scholarship Application - Click the link to Apply!
The Westchester Community College Foundation is pleased to
announce the launch of its first-ever, completely online
scholarship application process! The Scholarship Office of the
Foundation will host information sessions on the new system in the
MyWCC Account Activation
Before you apply,
please make sure you have activated your MyWCC account. Click here
to be redirected to Westchester Community College’s portal, MyWCC,
for instructions on how to activate your account:
Students must an active User ID and password in order to apply.
If you are a new, incoming student who has not yet applied,
please go to our admissions page to complete an application now:
You will not be able to apply for a scholarship until your
application is complete, and you have been assigned a MyWCC User ID
What Do I Need for My Application?
begin, please note the following:
- You will need to attach a PERSONAL STATEMENT, which is
an essay (of no less than 250 words) summarizing your primary
accomplishments to date and your future goals. Refer to the
Student Guide to Scholarships & Awards for “Hints for the
Personal Statement.” Application for a particular award
does not eliminate you from consideration for other awards.
- You will need to upload a copy of your most recent,
complete TRANSCRIPT from WCC. Transcripts may be printed from
your MyWCC account.
- You will need two letters of recommendation. Ask two
people to complete them for you, taking careful note that
letters from teachers, counselors, or employers strengthen your
application. Letters from friends are generally unacceptable.
At least one letter of recommendation MUST be from a WCC
faculty member who taught--or is currently teaching--you.
Please ask your recommenders for their email contact
information, as you will need to enter these online.
- Other documents may be required.
Other Items of Note
Please note that, once
uploaded, all documents become the property of the Westchester
Community College Foundation, and will not be returned.
After the application deadline, keep checking your MyWCC account
to see if you were recommended for a scholarship. Fall awards will
generally be announced by email in late June, and Spring awards by
mid-December. Be sure that your email address will allow you
to receive scholarship communications from
For help with the application process, please visit our
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section on the Scholarship Home