Search for Outside Scholarships
Outside scholarships are usually slated for very specific applicants such as students with a particular career interest or members of a certain church or organization. These institutions have created funds for students and are eager to give them to qualified individuals. You can easily find out about these opportunities by using the legitimate web sites listed below. You may also contact clubs or other organizations directly to determine whether they offer scholarship opportunities.
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What happens now that I received an outside scholarship?
Recipients of outside scholarships typically receive written notification from the donor explaining the terms and conditions of the award. In some cases the donor will require that the student submit official documentation of enrollment, billing statements, and/or other financial aid awards prior to releasing the funds. The terms and conditions of the award will explain whether the funds will be disbursed directly to the student or to HCC on behalf of the student. Awards disbursed to HCC should be mailed to the Cashier’s Office. All funds receive by the college on behalf of the student will be applied directly to the student’s account. Award amounts that exceed tuition, fees, and bookstore charges are paid directly to the student and mailed by the Cashier’s Office either within 14 days of disbursement or 14 days after the semester census date, whichever is later.