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HCC Foundation scholarship application deadline is April 1

April 1, 2017, is the deadline for submitting Highland Community College Foundation scholarship applications, according to Pat Dunn, Highland Foundation director of operations and member of the HCC Scholarship Committee.

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 HCC Foundation has annually awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships to Highland students. Scholarships, vary in amounts and are available for high school graduates, returning students, non-traditional students, part-time students, and adults seeking to re-enter or attend college for the first time.

The HCC Foundation has awarded more than $7.3 million in scholarships through 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 Dunn at 815.599.3408 or

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

Fax 815-235-6130