HCC Foundation announces April 1 for scholarship deadline

The Highland Community College Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2015 - 2016 academic year. Those interested in applying for a scholarship can find the applications online at Hard copies can be found outside the Foundation office, on the first floor of the Student/Conference Center, building H.

April 1 is the deadline for submitting the majority of HCC Foundation scholarship applications. Financial need is not always a consideration, or is academic excellence.

A searchable database of more than 100 scholarships is available at This online tool allows Highland students to review scholarships based on eligibility criteria. Students seeking additional information on the application process should call the Foundation office at 815.599.3413 or the Financial Aid Office at 815.599.3519.

In previous years, the Foundation has annually awarded approximately $350,000 in scholarships to HCC students. Scholarships are available for high school graduates, GED completers, returning students, non-traditional students, part-time students, and adults seeking to re-enter or attend college for the first time.

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded approximately $6.6 million in the annually-funded, endowed, and memorial scholarships. Since 1962, these scholarships have been established and sustained by generous donations from individuals and businesses in northwest Illinois.

Individuals or community partners interested in supporting students by establishing a scholarship should contact Pat Dunn at 815.599.3408.

To meet our scholarship donors or to donate go to 

2998 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL 61032-9341

Fax 815-235-6130

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