Scholarships & Awards

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Student scholarship recipients celebrate at the STCC Foundation's annual Donor Breakfast & Scholarship & Awards Ceremony.

Sweet STCCess Scholarship Reception

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Foundation Scholarship recipients! Spring awards are being finalized and winners will be notified by early May. All award recipients and two guests are invited to join us for Sweet STCCess, our scholarship dessert reception, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Scibelli Hall Gymnasium. RSVP by Friday, May 20th. 

Register for Sweet STCCess

Application Process

Our scholarship season has concluded for the 2021-2022 academic year. Our next season will open in September 2022. Please check back this fall for our official opening dates!

*To be able to apply, you must have an STCC student email and be enrolled in the current semester and in a major/program of study (not undeclared).

  1. Go to
  2. Click Sign Up.
  3. Sign up for a scholarship account using your STCC student email and create a password of your choosing.
  4. Check your STCC student email for a confirmation email and click on the confirmation link inside. This will log you into the system for the first time.
  5. Complete the general application.
  6. Browse the site for scholarships for which you may be qualified. There are two types of scholarships:
    1. Auto-match: these scholarships require only the information found in the general application. You don't need to do anything other than complete the general application to qualify for these.
    2. Apply-to: these scholarships require that you answer questions or provide more information specific to this scholarship. An apply-to scholarship will have an Apply button next to it in the scholarship listing. When you click on Apply, you will see the questions you need to complete. Once you complete them, you can save and submit your answers. To be considered for apply-to scholarships, you must answer the additional questions. You can find these scholarships on the "Recommended Opportunities" page.

The system will suggest scholarships based on your general application, but it does not match your qualifications 100%. You must browse all scholarships to identify and apply to scholarships for which you may be qualified. If you rely solely on recommendations, you will miss out on opportunities!

NOTE: Returning applicants do not need to sign up again - please click on “Sign In” and log in using the same email address/password as the last session. If you do not remember your password, click on “trouble signing in?” and then “recover password.

Please contact the Foundation office at 413-755-4529 We are happy to assist you with the scholarship application process.


Our scholarship season has concluded for the 2021-2022 academic year. Our next season will open in September 2022. Please check back this fall for our official opening dates!


During scholarship seasons, scholarship applicants will be notified via email if they are selected as a scholarship or award recipient. Notification typically happens in November for fall cycles and early May for spring cycles. It is important to check your STCC email as all scholarship related information will be communicated through your student STCC email address. Please note that scholarship recipients must make every effort to attend our Sweet STCCess Scholarship Reception to receive their scholarship.

Thanking Our Donors

A well-written thank you letter is important to the scholarship donors, who appreciate learning about you, your goals, and future plans. Your letter acknowledges the value of their contributions and encourages their continued support. If you need assistance with writing a thank you letter, please contact the Foundation office.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Besides the Foundation and College scholarships overseen by the STCC Scholarships and Awards Committee, there are a number of additional scholarship opportunities available to our students. For more information about additional scholarship opportunities please see the STCC Library website. Additionally, is a useful resource to connect to numerous scholarship opportunities and advice about writing application letters and essays. Depending on a student's program the Mike Rowe Scholarship is also available to STCC students.