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Columbia MD, 21044
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Laurel, MD 20707
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Scholarship Programs

The Financial Aid Services staff is working diligently to ensure that your financial aid is processed and your eligibility for aid is determined in a timely manner. Visit our student services page for current information on how to access the services you need from home.

 Money may be available to help you afford your college education. Find out how to apply for scholarships.

A scholarship is financial aid that you do not have to pay back. You may qualify due to financial need, academic achievements or other talents, community involvement, or interest in certain career fields. There are many scholarship opportunities available* to help bridge the gap between the total cost of your education and what you or your family can afford to pay.

The first step in applying for any type of financial aid, including scholarships, it to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Review the current Application Process and file before the March 1 priority filing date.

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Scholarship Sources

HCC Educational Foundation

The Howard Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. (HCCEF) provides scholarships for HCC students through generous contributions from businesses, foundations, civic organizations, and individuals.

Criteria for HCCEF scholarships vary, and can be awarded based on financial need, academic merit, learning program, or special skills and talent.

The application requires that all students answer an initial set of questions to apply for scholarships with general criteria. Students will then be presented with additional scholarship opportunities that they may be eligible for, with additional questions. These additional scholarship applications are optional, but strongly encouraged to be considered for the most funding..

For best consideration, apply by the May 1 priority date for the following academic year!

We would like to thank our donors and organizations for the generous contributions they have made to support the success of our students. For a list of donors visit Recognition Societies.

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Other Scholarships

Online tools can help you find and apply for even more scholarships. FastWeb search and College Board Fund Finder are recommended resources. Learn more.

Avoid Scholarship Scams

Don’t fall victim to these common scholarship and financial aid scams. Learn how to protect yourself with important consumer information from the Federal Trade Commission. 

*Please note: A full-time student schedule for either the fall or spring semesters generally consists of 12 to 18 credit hours. Only students who are enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours will be considered. Awards are granted for the fall and spring semesters.


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