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MCCA Scholarship Information

MCCA is proud to offer $15,000  in scholarships to graduating cheerleaders each year.  

  • Ten $1000 scholarships, one $2000 scholarship, and one $3000 Suzy Thompson Scholarship.


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 GPA on an unweighted 4.0 scale by the end of their 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 (below).

  • Winners must attend the MCCA Spring Conference to accept the scholarship. 

    • Saturday, March 29, 2025. 


Guidelines for the Application Form:

Complete ALL of the information on the application form including signatures of Coach and Counselor to verify GPA.  


  • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation: 

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

  2. High School Administrator - same data as coach letter, but from an administrator’s POV.

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


  • Submit an essay on “What Cheerleading Means to Me.” Include what you have gained from cheer.  This essay should be no longer than one (1) typed page.


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


Barb Hodges

MCCA Scholarship Director

803 S. 20th St.

Unionville, MO  63565



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