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 at Howard Community College 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, is to fill out the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Maryland State Financial Aid Application.
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. Dollar amounts will range.