HCCC Scholarships


The Hudson County Community College Foundation has been operating since 1997. The Foundation provides need-based and merit scholarships, as well as funding for new and innovative student programs at HCCC. The Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to qualified applicants. Students may receive one Foundation Scholarship in a given academic year, and scholarships must be used in the academic year for which they are awarded. Students receiving scholarships must be enrolled in a degree program. HCCC Foundation Scholarships are awarded to continuing HCCC students, but new students may be awarded scholarships on a case-by-case basis. The application deadline for the HCCC Foundation Scholarship is August 1st. Scholarship recipients must reapply each year.

Each year, the Hudson County Executive and the Board of Chosen Commissioners award merit and need-based scholarships that provide full support for tuition and fees to students pursuing an HCCC degree on a full-time basis. Each scholarship is renewable for up to six semesters (three years), provided the applicant remains in good academic standing. HCCC government scholarships are awarded to new HCCC students, but continuing students may be awarded scholarships on a case-by-case basis. The application deadline for the HCCC Government Scholarship is August 1st. Scholarship recipients do not need to reapply each year.


Other Scholarships

The HCCC Foundation provides partial book scholarships to students with financial need not met by financial aid.
Students must:

  • be pursuing their first degree at HCCC.
  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • be a Hudson County resident
  • submit a price list or invoice of book charges from www.hcccshop.com or by visiting the HCCC bookstore in person. 

The request will be reviewed and if approved, students will receive a credit at the HCCC Bookstore to use toward their book purchase. Students have two weeks (14 days) from the award date to use this bookstore credit. After 14 days, unused funds will be returned to the general scholarship fund.

Click HERE to submit a HCCC Foundation Book Scholarship request.

For questions about the HCCC Foundation Book Scholarship, please contact Student Affairs and Enrollment at studentaffairsFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE or 201.360.4160