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

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MPCC Scholarship Application

MPCC Scholarship Application

Deadline: September 1, 2019.

Click here or go to
to complete the 2019-2020 MPCC Scholarship Application

Current and prospective students will need to Register for an account to start 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. 

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. 

Most scholarship awards are restricted to one year (2 consecutive semesters) unless the student’s award contained the following student guarantee: If a first-year student has reapplied by March 1st (the priority review date) and completed at least 12 credit hours in each of his/her first two semesters with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, he/she will receive at least the same amount of MPCC institutional funds for the second year that he/she received for the freshman year. (Capped at an amount equal to 15 credit hours MPCC tuition each semester.) All freshman students are encouraged to apply for a new scholarship for their sophomore year. Scholarship selection will be made by the College Scholarship Committee unless stipulated otherwise 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.

Other Major External Scholarship Opportunities:

The Susan T. Buffett Scholarship
The Buffett scholarship provides up to $2,050 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 Paul Knopick 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.