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HCCEF Scholarships

2020-2021 HCC Educational Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will be accepted through January 29, 2021. The priority consideration date is May 1, 2020.

The Howard Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. (HCCEF) maintains endowments and scholarships established through generous contributions from businesses, foundations, civic organizations and individuals. Scholarship criteria differs and may or may not include financial need, academic merit, learning program, special skills or talent, and other.

Students must submit the 2020-2021 online HCCEF application to be considered for scholarships. Students will be required to set up a scholarship application account ("Sign Up" tab on website). Students who submitted an application last year will click "Sign In".

Please note that one application makes you eligible for all listed scholarships. You do not need to apply to each individually. Once you've submitted your application, a financial aid advisor will review it and match you to available scholarships.

Application and Criteria

Other Financial Options

Some scholarships are considered need-based and requires students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their need. Students who are applying for financial aid, including scholarships, are encouraged to complete the Financial Aid  2020-2021 Application Process in order to maximize their financial aid resources. The March 1, 2020 priority filing date is for students to be considered for certain need-based Maryland state and institutional assistance.

  • Eligibility

    To be considered for HCCEF scholarship students are required to meet the follow:

    • Have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA at HCC or be enrolled in their first semester of credit courses at HCC
    • Enroll in at least 6 aid eligible credits per semester
    • Have a high school diploma or GED
    • Be in good Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status
    • Declare an area of study
  • Priority Deadlines
    Priority is given to students enrolling for the Fall semester who complete the HCCEF application by the May 1 priority filing date. Students are encouraged to still submit an application after the priority deadline. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis after the priority filing date until all funds have been awarded for the academic year.
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