HOW TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP:
Step 1: Successfully complete the MCC17 application, which can be accessed here.
Step 2: Wait until you are accepted to MCC17. In the acceptance letter is a link to the scholarship application - which can be accessed here.
Step 3: Requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Wait to register until after you hear back from us regarding scholarships!
We look forward to reviewing your scholarship request!
ADDITIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
THROUGH YOUR UNIVERSITY
Many universities offer funding or scholarships for students to attend conferences! We suggest you reach out to the following university departments to see if any financial support is available:
Department of Academic Services (especially if they have a specific grant/fellowship section)
Department of Financial Services
- Department of Community Service
Reach out to student clubs, religious organizations, alumni networks, etc. Your proposal should include your background, conference costs, and reasons for attending MCC17. It is also helpful to communicate any past and current fundraising efforts when approaching a potential sponsor.
USE A CROWDFUNDING SITE
Crowdfunding is a fundraising tool where money for projects is raised by numerous people each giving small, individual contributions. By presenting a compelling message with visual media, members of crowdfunding communities are more likely to help you reach your fundraising goals. Take advantage of your social media networks to spread the word about your crowdfunding campaign.
Links to crowdfunding sites:
HOLD AN EVENT
Organizing events such as open mic nights, dance-a-thons, and concerts are great ways for student groups to earn money through ticket sales without extensive planning and resources. Collaborating with an existing event to sell baked or crafted goods is very feasible and effective for group fundraising as well.
PARTNER WITH A BUSINESS
Many restaurants offer fundraising opportunities for student organizations through one-time events or coupon sales. Visit your local businesses and visit this link for a list of restaurants with fundraising programs.