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MCCA Scholarship Information

MCCA is proud to offer $14,000  in scholarships to graduating cheerleaders each year.  Ten $1000 scholarships, one $2000 scholarship and one $2000 Suzy Thompson Scholarship are awarded.

General Information Checklist:

  • Individuals will be awarded a one-year, non-renewable scholarship.

  • Applicant’s coach must be a dues-paid member of MCCA.

  • Applicant must have a 3.0 grade-point average by the end of his/her

              junior year.  Finalists may be asked to submit their final GPA at the

              end of the 1st semester of their senior year.

  • Applicant must complete the MCCA Scholarship application form.

  • Winners must attend the MCCA Spring Conference to accept the

         scholarship. The banquet is typically held the third weekend of March. If awarded a scholarship, you will be notified of  exact dates.


Guidelines for filling out application form:

 Complete ALL the information on the application form.  Be sure to have all necessary signatures.  Signatures include:

  • Counselor to verify GPA.

  • Coach


You must submit three (3) letters of recommendation. 

  • Coach- responsibility, reliability, leadership qualities, and contributions.

  • High School Administrator – same data as coach’s letter, but from an administrator’s viewpoint.

  • Community Representative – (4-H leaders, scout leader, business person, religious leader, etc.) how community representative knows the applicant, impressions of the applicant’s ability to represent the community, etc.


Submit an essay on an additional piece of paper.  The title of the essay is “What Cheerleading Means to Me.”   Also discuss what you have gained from cheer.  This essay should be no longer than one (1) typewritten page.


Mail ALL Application materials and letters of recommendation in ONE envelope to:


Barb Hodges

MCCA Scholarship Director

10030 Wildflower Drive

Unionville, MO  63565



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