MAC College Money Program

Malcolm Duncan with 2016 MAC Scholarship Recipient Alondra Acevedo

MAC College Money Program was created to ensure that all McLennan County high school graduates have access to financial assistance to accomplish their dreams of pursuing higher education.

MAC College Money Program helps 1,500 McLennan County high school graduates annually with the financial aid process. Of those graduates, approximately one-fourth apply and are eligible for financial assistance from the MAC Program. Since the Program's inception in 1995, many MAC students have graduated and become professionals in the workforce across the nation. The majority, however, have chosen to stay in Texas, and even McLennan County. MAC Program alumni are our doctors, nurses, teachers, bankers, investment consultants and business owners.

MAC staff are available to assist anyone in the county who needs help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Forms (FAFSA). In addition, MAC donors provide tuition assistance to students whose families make less than $50,000 and who do not qualify fully for financial aid. Learn how to apply to the MAC College Money Program.

MAC College Money Program Facts:

  • Students who have received MAC Scholarships have a 99% completion rate.
  • More than half of MAC Scholarship recipients stay in Waco to launch their carrers.
  • Total federal grants received by first-year MAC students since 1995: $53,560,960 (as of July 2017) 
  • In 2016-2017
    • 587 seniors were awarded first-year MAC Grants 
    • 67 students qualified for MAC Scholarships

Important dates:

  • The application deadline for the MAC Grant is May 1st of the student’s senior year of high school.

  • The application deadline for the MAC Scholarship is December 1st of the student’s sophomore year of college. Additionally, the applicant must submit their college transcript to MAC program staff by June 1st of that same school year.

MAC staff are available to discuss the program and answer any questions you may have. Please contact Rolando Rodriguez or Laura Allen, by email or phone at 254.752.9457. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Phone: 254-754-3404
Fax: 254-753-2887


1227 N. Valley Mills Drive
Suite 235
Waco, TX 76710

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