Scholarship Essay Workshop

March 24, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Donahue 171

The Writing Center is holding free workshops covering strategies for writing scholarship essays. These workshops require no prior registration and are free and open to all HCC students and staff.

Nearly 200 scholarships worth more than $200,000 is available for new, current and transferring HCC students.

Click here to see the scholarship application.

Apply Now! The deadline for scholarship applications is March 26, 2014.

Workshop dates and times as follows:

  • Mon., March 24, 10:00 a.m., Donahue 171
  • Mon., March 24, 12:30 p.m., Donahue 171
  • Tue., March 25, 11:00 a.m., Donahue 171

Some strategies and approaches covered by the workshops are:

  • Careful attention to application requirements
  •  Writing within word limit constraints
  • Tailoring the writing to a particular scholarship
  • Careful choice of written content
  • Editing and revising skills
  • Sharing the writing with those who write your letters of recommendation.

In addition to the workshops, the Writing Center in DON 238 offers walk-in assistance for the essay portion of the application process. The Writing Center hours are M-Th 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Fri. 9 a.m. -  2 p.m.

Direct any questions to Frank Johnson, 552-2599 or



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