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MCC Scholarships for New Students

Scholarships come in many forms. You may apply for and receive scholarships from your home church, civic organizations, your home state, your parent’s employer, maybe even your grandparents. There are many scholarship opportunities available, but you must take the time to explore the options. Manhattan Christian College offers a number scholarships that are available to all who attend MCC.

All MCC scholarships require that the student be seeking a MCC degree, making satisfactory progress toward a MCC degree, and be enrolled full-time. Dual-degree students must enroll full-time at MCC during the first year, enroll at MCC for a minimum of 9 hours per semester the second year, enroll for a minimum of 6 hours per semester at MCC during the third year, and enroll at MCC for a minimum of 3 hours per semester their fourth year. For more information on how scholarships work with Dual-Degree Students, you can check out our Dual-Degree Financials page.

For information on scholarships for a current student, you can check out our Current Student Scholarship page.


Final high school and college transcripts must be submitted to the MCC Admissions Department for us to obtain final cumulative GPA and ACT scores. Changes in scores may change scholarship awards.

Academic Awards


$4,000 annually. Student must have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above, OR ACT score of 25 or above, SAT score of 1140 or above, OR a CLT score of 78 or above. Student must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA to continue to receive this scholarship. Transfer students are not eligible for this scholarship until their second year at MCC.


$3,000 annually. Students must have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0-3.49 OR ACT score of 21-24, SAT score of 990-1139 OR a CLT score of 68-77. Student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA to renew this scholarship.


$2,000 annually. Students must have a high school cumulative GPA of 2.50-2.99. Student must maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA to renew this scholarship.


Additional $1,000 for freshman year. Student must have ACT score of 30 (SAT of 1340) or higher. Student must complete an Application for Admission and submit ACT/SAT score.

Merit-Based Awards


$500 – $2,000 renewable annually. Award varies based on involvement, service, and other contributing factors. Students must complete the scholarship application as well as be accepted for admission into the college. Priority deadline is March 1 for fall students and December 1 for spring students.


$500 – $1,000 renewable annually. Awarded to top students who can demonstrate a passion for ministry in their past and a vision for ministry in their future. Student must be seeking a B.A. or B.S. from Manhattan Christian College and complete a Ministry Scholarship Application form. Priority deadline is March 1 for fall students and December 1 for spring students.


This is the largest and most prestigious award given out to incoming freshmen. Only awarded to four students each year, the Timothy Days Leadership Scholarship winners demonstrate the high levels of leadership and potential.

Awarded: Semester 1 & 2: 50% Tuition Scholarship | Semester 3 & 4: 50% | Semester 5 & 6: 75% | Semester 7 & 8: 100%

Qualifications: Student must be nominated by their youth leader, minister, coach, or teacher (
nomination), must be a senior in high school, must attend and interview at one of the two Timothy Days Leadership Events.

Additional Information: Student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Must follow other criteria outline in signed contract.
Timothy Days Scholarship can only be stacked with the Thunder Merit Scholarship if the student lives on campus.
*transfer/non-traditional not eligible*


Yvonne Kafka College Scholarship
Awarded to students for service in a local church, Christian camp, mission, or benevolent efforts who are active in their community or school.
Application Deadline: April 15

Alexander Christian Foundation – Nebraska  | Iowa | Indiana | Florida | Oregon
Awarded to academically outstanding Christian young people from select states who are attending college in preparation for Christian service in any vocational field.
Application Deadline: March 31

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