HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION
Hudson County Community College Foundation has been
operating since 1997. The Foundation works to develop income for needs-based
and merit scholarships and to provide seed money for new and innovative student
programs at HCCC. New students entering HCCC or currently enrolled students
with GPA’s of 2.0 to 4.0 are eligible for scholarships. ESL & Academic
Foundations students are eligible for scholarships.
Hudson County Community College Foundation offers a
variety of scholarships to qualified applicants. Students may receive one
Foundation Scholarship in a given semester. Scholarships must be used in the
academic year for which they are awarded. Students receiving scholarships must
be enrolled in a degree-seeking matriculated program. Students may reapply for scholarships
Students must file their financial aid form early
(at least three months prior to registration) to ensure a timely response from both
the federal and state agencies. HCCC cannot guarantee such a response to a
student’s application after that time.
A student who is eligible to receive financial aid
must mail or bring their Student Aid Report (SAR) to the Financial Aid Office
so that their award(s) can be credited to their student account.
Students may apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or
pick up an application at the Financial Aid Office located at 70 Sip Avenue on
the second floor. Students should be advised that they will receive a faster
response when applying online. HCCC code is 012954.
HCCC participates in other student scholarships such
as the Hudson County Government Scholarship Program. Check with your advisor
for further information.
HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION
CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Information provided must be accurate to the best
of your knowledge. Supplying false information will make application null and
void. Hudson County Community College may share any information on this
scholarship application form with the donors of the scholarship. If you receive
a scholarship, you agree to 1) provide a "thank you" letter to the
donor, 2) complete a Personal Biography and 3) attend the Donor Scholarship
Reception Ceremony. If you fail to meet these obligations, you may forfeit your
All applicants must
submit a financial aid application for the purpose of determination of financial
need. Regardless of your eligibility for financial aid, you cannot be
considered for a scholarship unless your financial aid application process has been
completed and is on record with the Financial Aid Office.
• Application deadline is June 1st.
• Scholarships are
available for students who are enrolled in the current academic year.
• Applicants must be
citizens or permanent residents of the United States and reside in the Hudson County
• Applicants may not
receive more than one HCCC scholarship at a time.
• Applicants may receive
scholarships in subsequent years. Applicants may not receive a HCCC scholarship
for more than three years.
• A completed application
includes a completed HCCC Scholarship Form and an essay written by the student.
• ALL APPLICANTS
must submit a financial aid form (FAFSA) by May 1st for the upcoming academic
year to the Financial Aid Office. Applicants must submit the form and supporting
material whether or not they believe they are eligible for financial aid. This
information is necessary for determining financial need.
• Scholarships will be
disbursed at the rate of 50% for the Fall and Spring semesters only.
Scholarships will be awarded pending verification of status. Students not
returning for the subsequent semester shall forfeit their award.
• Scholarships will not
be disbursed that extend a student’s total budget as determined by the Director
of Financial Aid. Amounts that exceed the student’s budget will be forfeited.
• Scholarships may not be
applied towards outstanding balances from prior semesters.
• Scholarships are for
tuition and fee purposes only. Books are not included.
• Award notification will
be completed in late August.
• Scholarships awarded to
students will be publicized by the College and/or the HCCC Foundation.
Applications must be complete to be considered for
& signed Application
packets will not be processed, and applicants with incomplete packets will not
be notified and asked to submit missing information. It is the responsibility
of the applicant to make sure all required information and documents are submitted.