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Study Abroad/International Scholarships

HCC is committed to increasing student access to a globalized education regardless of financial limitations by offering a number of scholarships for study abroad. Please make note that the deadline to apply for an HCC scholarship is November 11, 2019. Dates for external scholarships may differ. The HCC scholarship application is attached to the general study abroad application form.

HCC Study Abroad Scholarships

  • International Education Study Abroad Scholarship 
  • HCC Scholar Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Silas Craft Program Scholarship (for Silas Craft Collegians)

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an HCC degree or certificate program. 
  • Must be making satisfactory academic progress and have a 2.0 GPA as per HCC policy.
  • Must be in good disciplinary standing.
  • Must take study abroad for credit and register for the 4-5 credits associated with the study abroad program.
  • Study abroad courses/credits MUST count toward your academic program. Please meet with an academic advisor to verify this (see below). 
  • Please note that most scholarships awarded through International Education are prioritized by need. Financial need is determined by filing a FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid).

Scholarships from Other Sources

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

This is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study (minimum of four weeks in country) and student need. Qualified candidates must be US citizens, in good academic and disciplinary standing at HCC, be over the age of 18 years old, and be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of study abroad.

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship gives preference to students with demonstrated financial need, and strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, eligible for credit at the student’s home institution, and study in-country for at least 4 weeks (28 days).

Boren Scholarship (Summer)

Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion. Summer programs must be eight weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and studying in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, be in good academic and disciplinary standing at HCC, and be over the age of 18 years old.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to increase the number of students studying and mastering critical foreign languages. This program allows students to receive intensive language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences to create cultural understanding and rapid language gains. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 languages. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen enrolled as a degree seeking student at HCC. Students must also be in good academic and disciplinary standing at HCC and be over the age of 18 years old.

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