Holyoke Community College student receives scholarship award


2017-18 Holyoke Community College Foundation Scholarships

Application process begins on Monday, February 6, 2017 (Access the application here!)

Deadline to submit application is Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Notification of awards: Third week in April

Scholarship awards reception: Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.

The HCC Foundation has more than $200,000 in scholarships available for new, current and transferring students. One of them could be you! You must be enrolled at HCC or have been accepted for the upcoming academic year in order to be eligible for all HCC scholarships.

The first step toward getting a scholarship is to set up an account:  

  • If you are a current HCC student, you must set up an account using your HCC e-mail address and a unique password.
  • However, fall applicants will need to use their personal e-mail address (the "preferred email" you included on your HCC application). If you have not yet applied or plan on readmitting to the college, you may do so here or contact the admissions office at 413.552.2321.
  • Fill out one simple and secure general scholarship application. Access the application here.
  • The system will match you with scholarships for which you may be eligible based on the information you provide in your application.
  • There may be additional scholarships for which you are eligible by answering a few supplemental questions.

Documents you will need to complete your application -

  • To satisfy the financial information requirement and in order to determine financial need, we encourage every student to file the most recent Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. After you complete your FAFSA, you will receive a link to access your SAR (Student Aid Report) within 5 business days of filing at which time you can upload it to your scholarship application. HCC's financial aid office is hosting FAFSA Workshops and a state-wide FAFSA Day.
  • If you aren't filing a FAFSA, make sure you have a copy of the first two pages of your most recent tax return.
  • Be aware that you will need to write a personal essay and provide financial information.  
  • Scanners are available in DON 142 and DON 144 for students who do not have access to scanners to submit supporting documents.

The HCC Writing Center offers a series of workshops on writing an essay for your scholarship application. Please call 413.552.2599 or drop in Donahue Building, Room 238 for more information.

For information about scholarships, please contact the Scholarship Office at scholarshiphelp@hcc.edu or 413.552.2182 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

It is the policy of Holyoke Community College not to discriminate on the basis of sex, creed, color, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.


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