MCStrong Scholarship

Michael Collins “MCStrong” Scholarship


  • Provide a $1,000 scholarship for higher education assistance to a student/athlete who has consistently demonstrated the attributes valued by former Normal West Wildcat baseball player Michael Collins.
  • Higher education would include: 2 and 4 year colleges, vocational schools and trade schools.



  • 4-year Normal West H.S. baseball participant.
  • Minimum cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0 on a 5.0.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in athletics and other school activities.
  • Demonstrate passion and commitment to athletic skill development and achievement.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude, teamwork, and sportsmanship as a varsity athlete.
  • Involved in a faith based venue such as the local FCA, church, youth group, etc.,



  • Applicant writes a one page essay on why they should be awarded the MCStrong scholarship.
  • A committee screens all of the applicants’ essays and based on the criteria (see above) will select three finalists.
  • The MCStrong Foundation will review the three finalists’ essays and will select the recipient for  the scholarship.
  • Scholarship will be presented to the recipient during the Normal West High School post season baseball banquet.
  • A check for $1,000 will be made out to the scholarship recipient.

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