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 Fellowship of Christian Athletes (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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