Hudson County Community College to Hold ‘Dollars for Scholars’ Event with FREE Scholarship Application Assistance and Essay Guidance

March 13, 2018

College faculty and staff will assist prospective and returning HCCC students with applications and essays for scholarships – as well as early registration – at the April 5 event on the Journal Square Campus.


JERSEY CITY, N.J. / March 13, 2018 – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is one of the best higher educational values anywhere. Tuition at HCCC is a fraction of that at New Jersey public and private four-year colleges and universities.

Still, every year, dozens of prospective and returning Hudson County Community College (HCCC) students struggle to budget for tuition while leaving thousands of dollars in HCCC scholarship awards on the table and unused. Sometimes, students do not apply for these scholarships because they do not know about them, are unsure whether they qualify, and/or are feel intimidated in completing the scholarship applications.

To remedy this situation, the College has planned a special “Dollars for Scholars” event, during which, HCCC staff and faculty will provide free HCCC Foundation and Government scholarships application guidance and assistance for those who register for Fall 2018 semester classes on that that day or beforehand.

The HCCC “Dollars for Scholars” event will be held on Thursday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at in the College’s Enrollment Services offices at 70 Sip Avenue in Jersey City, which is adjacent to the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. The event is open to students who have completed the college application process.

Scholarship application counselors will guide applicants through the application process for Government or Foundation scholarships, including the essay portion. Faculty and staff will help applicants write the essays highlight educational and career life goals.

Foundation or Government scholarship information is detailed as follows:

The HCCC Foundation Scholarship program provides needs- and merit-based financial scholarships to deserving students. Students must submit a 500-word essay describing career goals, reasons for attending college, why they should be considered as a candidate, and how the scholarship will benefit them. Any college, community, and civic activities should also be included. Applicants must be Hudson County residents, and citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

The HCCC Government scholarship program is for students pursuing an Associate’s degree at HCCC, who would otherwise be unable to meet the financial hurdles of paying for college without scholarships. Applicants must be full-time HCCC students, reside in Hudson County, and maintain a 2.75 GPA. Additionally, a financial aid application to the college is required. The application consists of seven short sections, including a 200-word essay explaining future goals related to college degree education.

The College encourages high school seniors and current HCCC students to participate in the April 5 event so they may obtain their ideal class schedules and apply for savings on tuition costs through scholarship awards.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the HCCC Enrollment Services office at 70 Sip Avenue in Jersey City at admissionsFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE or 201-714-7200.