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The 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 GPAs of 2.0 to 4.0 are eligible for scholarships. ESL and Academic Foundations students are eligible for scholarships.
The 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 each spring.
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 here 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’s code is 012954.
HCCC participates in other student scholarships, such as the Hudson County Government Scholarship Program. Check with your advisor for further information.
CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Information provided must be accurate to the best of your knowledge. Supplying false information will make an 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-Scholar Reception Ceremony. If you fail to meet these obligations, you may forfeit your scholarship.
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.
Incomplete 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.