To be eligible for MPCC Institutional Scholarships a student must have a high school diploma, GED certificate prior to enrollment in an occupational or academic program of study leading to a degree, diploma or certificate.

Scholarships are intended to recognize academic or other achievements and are designed to financially support the expense of tuition, on-campus residence, and books and supplies that occur while attending Mid-Plains Community College. In almost all instances, fees are excluded from the award.

There are numerous scholarships available at Mid-Plains Community College. Some may be used on any campus and some are restricted to only one campus. Some are awards made by the institution and others are available through private donors.

 Scholarship Range Worksheet

High School GPA



Award per year

100% Tuition
75% Tuition

21-2250% Tuition

MPCC Scholarship Application

MPCC Scholarship Application

Application deadline is March 1, 2021

complete the 2021-2022 MPCC Scholarship Application

Current and prospective students will need to Register for an account or log in to their existing account to complete the application.

Please use an email address that you will have access to through the coming school year to ensure you receive future communications about your scholarships.

If you completed your GED, contact Robin Rankin
at or (308) 535-3637 about our GED scholarship opportunity. 

Facts to Remember:

  • All scholarships require an MPCC Scholarship Application to be filled out unless otherwise noted.
  • Priority Review Date is March 1st unless otherwise noted.
  • You must contact the Financial Aid Office unless otherwise noted. 

For additional information regarding scholarships contact one of the Financial Aid Offices located at McCook Community College or North Platte Community College South Campus. 

Scholarships are awarded for one year, two consecutive semesters (fall and spring), unless otherwise noted.  Students must meet the terms of their award during the fall semester to remain eligible for the spring disbursement.  Students must submit a new scholarship application each year to be considered for awards.  Scholarship selection will be made by the MPCC Scholarship Committee unless otherwise stipulated by the donor.

The Winnie Dolph Memorial Scholarship

This $2,500 scholarship is available for two MPCC nursing students each year.  The Winnie Dolph Memorial Scholarship is offered by the North Platte Community College Foundation thanks to the legacy of a long-time nursing instructor, Winnie Dolph who passed away in 2015.

Click here to download the Winnie Dolph Memorial Scholarship Application


If you are planning on attending McCook Community College, the McCook College Foundation provides additional scholarship opportunities. 

 The application for these scholarships can be found at the McCook College Foundation site.


If you are planning on attending North Platte Community College, the North Platte College Foundation provides additional scholarship opportunities. 

The application for these scholarships can be found at the North Platte Community College Foundation site.


Nebraska Career Scholarship Program

Looking for a high wage and high demand career? Mid-Plains Community College in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, is offering scholarships to first-time freshmen and first-time transfer students wishing to pursue degrees in programs of study leading to high wage, high skill, and high demand careers. Awards up to $3,000 per school year are available and is renewable for up to three years for students who remain eligible.

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Apply for Admission
  • Complete the Nebraska Career Scholarships online application
  • Be a Nebraska resident
  • First-time student enrolling at MPCC or first-time transfer student
  • Enrolled in an approved program of study:
    • Accounting, AAS
    • Administrative Assistant, AAS
    • Agribusiness, AAS
    • Auto Body Technology, AAS
    • Automotive Technology, AAS
    • Building Construction Technology, AAS
    • Business Administration, AAS
    • Diesel Technology, AAS
    • Entrepreneurship, AAS
    • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology, AAS
    • Logistics, AAS
    • Medical Administrative Assistant, AAS
    • Medical Laboratory Technician, AAS
    • PC Support/Network Technology, AAS
    • Welding Technology, AAS

The Susan T. Buffett Scholarship
The Buffett scholarship provides up to $2,150 per term for full-time MPCC students for up to three years.  Please visit for eligibility information.  The application opens on November 1st and the deadline is February 1st at 4pm/5pm CST/MST.  

The Peter Kiewit Foundation Scholarship
Each year the Kiewit scholarship provides 15 renewable scholarships of $1,000 each for 2 years for full-time students enrolled in a vocational certificate or degree programs at North Platte Community College. Please contact Teresa Piccolo at 308-535-3700 or Stacy Mann at 308-535-3608.

Outside Scholarships

If you will be receiving a scholarship from any source other than MPCC, please submit the Outside Scholarship form and any applicable documents for your scholarship.