Scholarships | HCC

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The application deadline for Spring Graduation is February 7th. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor.


What types of scholarships are available?

Seeking scholarship support for your educational goals is one of the most important steps in pursuing your education and training ambitions. A simple internet search may turn up an assortment of possibilities. There are many scholarship opportunities available online, but use caution in providing your confidential information to any third-party scholarship source.

If you have a strong academic record or special talent, you may qualify for one of the scholarships offered directly by HCC or the HCC Foundation. Scholarships are typically awarded for achievement or merit, and they come from the College, as well as the government, individuals, and private organizations. A few options:

  • Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES). This state program awards scholarships to Kentucky students who earn a 2.5 GPA or higher in high school.
  • Hopkinsville Community College Academic Scholarship. We provide a variety of institutional (college) scholarships based on academic performance, academic program as well as donor-requested criteria (such as single parents, GED recipients, agricultural technology/education/communications majors). Many of these institutional (college) scholarships are funded by generous donors to the college. The scholarship committee works to match applicants to the appropriate scholarship and then makes awards. We strongly encourage you to apply for other external scholarships as well. Check with your high school guidance counselor for opportunities. To be considered for one of HCC's Academic Scholarships,complete and submit a HCC Academic Scholarship application.
  • The Hopkinsville Community College Foundation, Inc. manages the funding of an additional array of private donor scholarships, including the Billy and Kathleen Burke Scholarship, the Carmichael Fels/William T. Williams Scholarship, the Billie Lee Cayce Nursing Scholarship, the Dr. Lyndon Goode Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship, the Pioneers Inc., Educational Scholarship, the Mary Spangler Kennedy Scholarship, and the Hopkinsville and Cadiz Rotary Scholarships. These scholarships are also privately funded and managed by the HCC Foundation, Inc.
  • KCTCS Presidential Scholarship. The Presidential Scholarship goes to students in each of the Kentucky Community Technical and College System (KCTCS) schools who have outstanding academic performance and unmet financial need. To be considered for a KCTCS Presidential Scholarship,complete and submit an HCC Academic Scholarship application.
  • KCTCS John T. Smith Scholarship. This fund supports minority students at KCTCS who maintain a 2.5 GPA, plan to attend a four-year institution and have unmet financial need. To be considered for a John T. Smith Scholarship,complete and submit an HCC Academic Scholarship application.
  • KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship. Kentucky residents who are valedictorians, salutatorians, or members of the upper 10 percent of their high school graduating class are eligible for this award. To be considered for a KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship,complete and submit an HCC Academic Scholarship application.
  • State-mandated scholarships, waivers and other help. KCTCS offers automatic scholarships to faculty and staff, the elderly, dependents of deceased Kentucky firefighters and veterans, and other groups. Many other programs are available from a variety of sources.
  • The HCC Foundation Inc. also accepts applications for the Atwood Textbook Scholarship. To be considered for an HCC Foundation Textbook Scholarship, complete and submit an application Textbook Scholarship. Textbook scholarships applications are accepted each semester, and must be reapplied for each semester. Currently, $500 per semester for books is awarded to successful applicants. Incoming students are invited to apply as well as current students, and the Textbook Scholarship Committee of the HCC Foundation awards these scholarships directly. The college Sam Miles Textbook Scholarship is also managed by the HCC Foundation and awarded via the textbook scholarship application process. 
  • KCTCS Workforce Development/Transfer Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to reward 1st year students for strong performance and to incent returning students for a second year or for 2nd year students to transfer to a four-year institution. The scholarship provides awards to eligible 1st year students for two consecutive academic years. Students must enter KCTCS in good academic standing and must maintain a grade point average that is reasonable to promote student academic success and transfer. Recipients must plan to earn an associate degrees (AA, AS, or AAS) at KCTCS and to transfer to an accredited Kentucky public or independent four-year institution. To be considered for a KCTCS Workforce Development/Transfer Scholarship, complete this application.

Additional Requirements

In addition to thoroughly and completely filling out appropriate academic and textbook scholarship applications, there are additional requirements to be considered for scholarships:

  • Submit, or have on file, an application for admission to Hopkinsville Community College.
  • Determine with the college's financial aid office eligibility of need-based aid.
  • Take the American College Test (ACT) and submit the scores to HCC's admissions office. Attach a photocopy to the application.
  • Submit a copy of your high school transcript(s) and college transcript(s) if applicable. Official copies must be submitted to the admissions office and a photocopy must be included with the scholarship application.
  • Have the appropriate school official complete the last part of the application (applicable for high school students only).
For Scholarship Information Contact:
Claire Bolinger, Recruitment Specialist
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Administration Building, Room 122
Phone: (270) 707-3808
Email: Claire Bolinger

Local/Regional Scholarship Programs

Additional Outside Resource for Scholarships*

*Use caution in providing confidential and financial information to any third party scholarship resource.

Fisher House Foundation offers scholarships for children of fallen or disabled service members.

Women's Retail Network offers scholarships for female students interested in Automotive Retail dealership careers 200 Scholarships for Minorities

Scholarship Guide for African American students more than 3000 scholarships for dependents & spouses of U.S. military service personnel scholarships for women scholarships for minorities scholarships for Hispanic students

Scholarships and Resources for Women

Women in Computer Science scholarships

Various External Scholarships Available offers scholarship resources for immigrants and undocumented students

Mass Mutual Scholars Program scholarship for sophomores interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry. deadline March 31st.

SR Education Group education publisher scholarship contests

STEM Scholarship $1000 academic scholarship for students pursuing undergraduate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship $1000 scholarship,deadline June 10, all programs are eligible

Student Veterans of America scholarships