As the 2023-2024 school year draws to a close, high schools seniors all throughout Mercer County are making some critical decisions regarding where they will take the next steps in their educational career. In the present era, there are more opportunities than ever to continue your education and lay the groundwork for a prosperous career. Whether you decide to go to a four-year institution, the trades, community college, or embark on any number of available paths, this time in a student’s life is an integral part in shaping their bright future ahead. For many students, community college is a wonderful way to ease into the college experience, figure out your major, and save some serious bucks along the way. And now, for Mercer County students, there’s even more incentive to consider their local community college.

If you or a loved one are a graduating student in the Mercer County region, you are invited to apply for the Mercer County Board of Commissioner’s 2024 Commissioners Scholarship. The Commissioners Scholarship was designed to encourage students to take advantage of Mercer County’s extensive community college resources, as well as ease the financial transition from high school to higher education. In order to qualify, applying students must:

  • Plan to attend Mercer County Community College on a full-term basis beginning in the upcoming Fall 2024 semester
  • Have and maintain at least a 2.8 GPA or higher

If you are interested in applying, students should contact their school’s guidance counselor, as well as Larry Traylor at (609) 989-6557 or for additional details on how to get started. At a time when higher education is more costly than ever, Mercer County Community College has continued to make tremendous efforts in keeping a college education affordable and accessible to all. Now, with the Commissioners Scholarship available to incoming students, there’s never been a better time to turn your college dreams into a reality.

In addition to the Commissioners Scholarship, Mercer County Community College offers a number of resources and funding opportunity to assure that students are able to access these critical educational resources regardless of economic status. For more information on available financial assistance to students, please visit MCCC’s website, linked here: MCCC – Financial Aid. Likewise, if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how you can get started as an MCCC student, please contact Mercer County Community College at (609) 586-4800 or for further assistance.

Getting an education is one of the best investments you can possibly make, and now the Commissions Scholarship is here to help make that happen! Don’t miss out before the May 17th deadline, be sure to apply today.

May be a graphic of 5 people and text that says 'POROERAGOTAE DOUNT BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS THE CAPITAL COUNTY Attention High School Seniors COMMISSIONERS SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS Plans to attend Mercer County Community College on full-time basis in the Fall 2024 semester Has GPA of 2.8 or higher DEADLINE MAY 17, 2024 *CONTACT YOUR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR AND LARRY TRAYLOR 609-989-6557/ TRAYLOR@ OR@MERCERCOL FOR MORE INFORMATION'

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