What types of scholarships are available?
If you have a strong academic record or special talent, you may qualify for a scholarship.
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
- 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, the HCC Foundation
General Endowment 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 Scholarships.
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.
- 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.
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
Local/Regional Scholarship Programs
Outside Resource for Scholarships
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
www.blackexcel.org/200-Scholarships.html 200 Scholarships for Minorities
Scholarship Guide for African American students
www.thanksusa.org/scholarship-program.html more than 3000 scholarships for dependents & spouses of U.S. military service personnel
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/scholarships-for-women scholarships for women
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/financial-aid-minorities/scholarships for minorities
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/financial-aid-hispanic-students/scholarships for Hispanic students
Scholarships and Resources for Women
Women in Computer Science scholarships
Various External Scholarships Available
www.maldef.orgoffers 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