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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


American Business Women Association Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Lamplighter Chapter of American Business Women Association

Must be a female student attending HCC as a sophomore. Student must reside in either Stephenson, Carroll, Ogle, or Jo Daviess county and be attending at least part-time (6 credit hours or more). Student must also have a minimum GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Financial need may be a consideration and student must demonstrate community involvement.
Academic Interests: Any
Stephenson County, Carroll County, Ogle County, JoDaviess County


Anonymous Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  Anonymous

African American students who attended Freeport High School or Aquin. Must maintain a 2.0 GPA or better. Financial need is a consideration.
Academic Interests: Any


Bauer Family Scholarship Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  Bauer Family Scholarship

• Resident of Lena, IL or graduate of Lena-Winslow High School • Must be accepted & enrolled in the ADN Nursing program, full-time • $1,000 for academic school year
Academic Interests: Nursing


Bell Nursing Scholarship Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Carrie L. Bell Nursing Scholarship

$1200 for academic year, student must be accepted into HCC Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN), financial need will be a consideration
Academic Interests: nursing


Borchers Music Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Lola Burd Borchers Music

Student must be studying music and attending HCC full-time and maintain a minimum GPA of a 2.0. Financial need will be a consideration.
Academic Interests: Music


Buss Natural Science & Health Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Eduard Buss Natural Science & Health

Student must be full-time and pursuing a degree in the field of Natural Science or Health. Academic excellence will be the primary criterion. A minimum GPA of a 3.0 is required for High School Students. The college GPA of a non-traditional student with 12 or more credit hours will also be considered.
Academic Interests: Health, Science


CollegeNow Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  CollegeNow

The scholarship consists of four - $2500 award for the student’s academic year at Highland. Applications will be recognized from students who have a letter of acceptance from their College Now Advisor or are currently in the College Now program at Highland Community College. (Letter of acceptance must be attached). Only full-time students attending Highland from the following school districts are eligible: Dakota, Forreston, Le-Win, Orangeville, Pearl City, Warren, and Home Schooled
Academic Interests: Any


Early Childhood Consortium Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  Early Childhood Consortium

Applications will be accepted from Highland Community College district students who will be enrolled at HCC this spring semester and pursuing a certificate or degree in Early Childhood Education. The student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours at Highland Community College.
Academic Interests: Education


Ferguson Fine Arts Merit Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  Ferguson Fine Arts Merit

Students must be full-time and be pursuing a degree in theatre, music and/or art majors. A minimum GPA of a 2.75 is required.
Academic Interests: Art, Music, Theatre


Ferguson Foundation Nursing Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Leonard C. & Mildred F. Ferguson Foundation Nursing

Student must be attending HCC full-time and be pursuing a degree in Nursing. A minimum GPA of a 3.0 is required.
Academic Interests: Health


FHN EMT Paramedic Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  FHN EMT Paramedic

The scholarship consists of a $1000 award at HCC for a student entering Highland in the fall, enrolled in the HCC EMT Paramedic program. Minimum 2.5 GPA and financial need is a consideration.
Academic Interests: EMT Paramedic


Freeport Memorial Alumni Nursing Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  Freeport Memorial Alumni Nursing

Preference to student pursuing ADN, BS, and MS. Must be accepted in the nursing program. Financial need is a consideration.
Academic Interests: Health


Freeport Rotary Vocational Education Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  Freeport Rotary Vocational Education

Applications for this scholarship will be accepted from students, who have a High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate, who will be attending Highland Community College and pursuing higher education to obtain a Vocational certificate (Agricultural Production, Welding, Auto Body Repair, Clerical Business, Medical Coding, Certified Nursing Assistant-CNA, etc....). This scholarship cannot be used for transition level courses.
Academic Interests: Agriculture, Automotive, Business, Health
Carroll County, Jo Daviess County, Ogle County, Stephenson County


Grouchy Vocal Music Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Matthew and Evelyn Grouchy Vocal Music

Student must be a full-time female, and be participating in a vocal ensemble at HCC. Also must be enrolled or completed Applied Music I or Applied Music II. Student must have a minimum GPA of a 2.75 after their first semester. Financial need will be a consideration.
Academic Interests: Music


Hayes Memorial Music Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Betty J. Hayes Memorial Music

Full-time sophomore studying Music (vocal and instrumental). Minimum GPA of 3.0 Financial need will be a consideration
Academic Interests: Music
Stephenson County, Jo Daviess County, Ogle County, Carroll County


Hill Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Dr. and Mrs. Ozro Hill

Student must be attending HCC full-time and be interested in an area of study dealing with health/healing, pre-med or education.
Academic Interests: Health


Hobart Agriculture (out-of-distict) Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  Hobart Agriculture (out-of-distict)

Student must reside out-of-district, pursuing a degree in Agriculture, full-time and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Academic Interests: Agriculture


ICCSF Health Trust Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  ICCSF Health Trust

This scholarship supports a student, who is pursuing a 2-year degree in a health-related field at a Highland Community College.
Academic Interests: Health


ICCSF Healthcare Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  ICCSF Healthcare

Applications will be accepted from students, who are enrolled in a healthcare program that provides direct medical care to individuals and is committed in his/her intent to practice in Illinois or in an area out-of-state directly benefitting Illinoisans.
Academic Interests: Health


Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Edna Hayden Johnson Memorial

Preference to African American females who are active St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church members and their families. A resident of Freeport is prefered. Student must be interested in education, nursing or cosmetology and be attending HCC either full-time or part-time and maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. Financial need will be a consideration.
Academic Interests: Cosmetology, Education, Health


Kepner Memorial Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Hubert Kepner Memorial

This is a scholarship for books and student must be pursuing a degree or certificate (not CNA) and live in HCC district. Detailed list of books/supplies must be attached. Book/supply list can be obtained from HCC Bookstore or online resource. . (Unused book balance will be forfeited at the end of the academic year.)
Academic Interests: Any
Stephenson county, Carroll county, Ogle county, Jo Daviess county


Klaas Nursing Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Emmert and Florence Klaas Nursing

Student must be enrolled full-time and pursuing a degree in and be accepted into the nursing program. First preference is give to an ADN student. The student must be a resident of the HCC district and maintain a minimum GPA of a 3.0.
Academic Interests: Health
Stephenson County, Ogle County, Carroll County, Jo Daviess County


Kuberski Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Chris and JR Kuberski

Must be a first generation student (neither parent with a degree). Reside in Highland district.
Academic Interests: Any


Kutz Family Memorial Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  Kutz Family Memorial

Student must be enrolled in the nursing program. Financial need will be a consideration and a minimum GPA of a 2.5 is required.
Academic Interests: Health


Mihina Nursing Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Joseph S. and Bettye J. Mihina Nursing

Student must be accepted into the nursing program and be attending HCC full-time. A minimum GPA of a 3.0 is required and financial need will be a consideration.
Academic Interests: Health


Mook Memorial Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Ada Mook Memorial

Student must be graduating from HCC and have been accepted at a 4-year educational institution with a declared major of elementary education. A minimum GPA of a 2.5 is required and financial need will be a consideration.
Academic Interests: Education
Stephenson County, Ogle County, Carroll County, Jo Daviess County


Norman Memorial Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Ronald & Betty Norman Memorial

Student must be a graduate of Freeport High School and have participated in at least one varsity sport. Preference will be given to students who are on one of HCC's athletic teams. Student must also plan on attending HCC full-time and be in financial need.
Academic Interests: Any


Ornithology Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Juliet Moderow Ornithology

This scholarship consists of $500.00 cash award for Highland Community College students. Applications will be accepted from freshmen or sophomores, who are enrolled full-time at Highland Community College this SPRING semester, with a passion for Ornithology. A minimum of 2.0 GPA is required.
Academic Interests: Any
Stephenson County, Jo Daviess County, Ogle County, Carroll County


Shaffer Memorial Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Betty Shaffer Memorial

This scholarship award amount is $500.00 for a full-time or part-time student enrolled at HCC. Must reside in the HCC district. First preference is a student with special needs. Second preference is a student pursuing the education field (with preference to a student specializing in special education). This student must also be enrolled in at least a minimum of 8 credit hours and demonstrate leadership or community service. A letter of recommendation from a non-relative is also required.
Academic Interests: Education, Special Needs
Caroll country, Jo Daviess county, Ogle county, Stephenson county


Shockey Memorial Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: J. Rosemary Shockey Memorial

This is a scholarship for books, supplies, misc. fees available to full- or part-time HCC students pursuing a degree or certificate. . (Unused book balance will be forfeited at the end of the academic year.)
Academic Interests: Any
Stephenson county, Carroll county, Ogle county, Jo Daviess county


Stamm Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Betty and Ray Stamm

Student must be attending HCC full-time and be a resident of Lena-Winslow (first preference) then HCC district or Wisconsin. Student must be pursuing a Nursing degree. Financial need will be a consideration.
Academic Interests: Health
Stephenson county, Carroll county, Ogle county, Jo Daviess county


Stamm - Healthcare Employees Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Betty and Ray Stamm - Healthcare Employees

Applications for this scholarship will be accepted from Nursing and Rehab Center employees (dieticians, housekeeping, maintenance, CNA’s, LPN’s, and RN’s). The applicant must be currently working in the Highland district at one of the local Nursing Center facilities. (Please provide verification of employment.) The scholarship consists of a cash award toward classes, certificates, or degrees associated with the Healthcare programs at Highland Community College.
Academic Interests: Health
Stephenson county, Carroll county, Ogle county, Jo Daviess county


Teeter Vocal Music Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Gene and Betty Teeter Vocal Music

Student must be enrolled full-time and be participating in a vocal ensemble. A minimum GPA of a 3.0 is required.
Academic Interests: Any


Theena Memorial Visual Arts Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Jessica Theena Memorial Visual Arts

Application accepted from a graduation Freeport High School student majoring in Visual Arts with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Financial need will be a consideration.
Academic Interests: Any
Freeport High School


Trunck Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  Trunck Memorial Nursing

Students must be accepted into the ADN nursing program, be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours each semester, and fill out FAFSA.
Academic Interests: Health
Stephenson county, Carroll county, Ogle county, Jo Daviess county


Warthen Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Harry A. Warthen

Student must be pursuing a CNA certificate. First preference will be given to a student interested in geriatrics. Financial need will be a consideration.
Academic Interests: Health


Yates Nursing Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Dorothy Yates Nursing

Students must be accepted into the nursing program with preference to the ADN nursing program. Student must also be full time at HCC, and a resident of Illinois.
Academic Interests: Health


Scholarships Found: 37


Highland Community College Foundation Non-Discrimination Statement

Highland Community College Foundation awards financial aid to qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, religion, sex, color, individuals with special needs or national origin. Applications from qualified individuals, individuals with special needs and minority group members will be accorded equal consideration for awards based on academic and/or other merits as compared with all other applications.

It is the policy of Highland Community College Foundation with respect to financial aid practices to fully comply with all applicable existing federal, state and local governmental regulation concerning non-discrimination so far as race, creed, religion, sex, individuals with special needs or national origin my be concerned, included, but not limited to, Executive Order 11245, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act


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