Complete Scholarship Applications

What types of scholarships are available?

If you have a strong academic record or special talent, you may qualify for a scholarship. Scholarships are typically awarded for achievement or merit, and they come from the College, as well as the government, individuals, and private organizations. A few options:

  • Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES). This state program awards scholarships to Kentucky students who earn a 2.5 GPA or higher in high school.
  • KCTCS Presidential Scholarship. The Presidential Scholarship goes to students in each of the Kentucky Community Technical and College System (KCTCS) schools who have outstanding academic performance and unmet financial need. To be considered for a KCTCS Presidential Scholarship, complete and submit an HCC Academic Scholarship application.  KCTCS John T. Smith Scholarship. This fund supports minority students at KCTCS who maintain a 2.5 GPA, plan to attend a four-year institution and have unmet financial need. To be considered for a John T. Smith Scholarship, complete and submit an HCC Academic Scholarship application
  • KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship. Kentucky residents who are valedictorians, salutatorians, or members of the upper 10 percent of their high school graduating class are eligible for this award. To be considered for a KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship, complete and submit an HCC Academic Scholarship application
  • State-mandated scholarships, waivers and other help. KCTCS offers automatic scholarships to faculty and staff, the elderly, dependents of deceased Kentucky firefighters and veterans, and other groups. Many other programs are available from a variety of sources.
  • Hopkinsville Community College Academic Scholarship. We provide a variety of scholarships based on academic performance, academic program as well as donor-requested criteria (such as single parents, GED recipients, agricultural technology/education/journalism/communications majors). The scholarship committee will determine which scholarship best fits your need. We strongly encourage you to apply for other external scholarships as well. Check with your high school guidance counselor for opportunities. To be considered for a one of HCC's Academic Scholarships, complete and submit an HCC Academic Scholarship application
  •  The HCC Foundation accepts applications for textbook scholarships based on financial need and academic promise. To be considered for an HCC Foundation Textbook Scholarship, complete and submit an Application Textbook Scholarship .
  • KCTCS Workforce Development/Transfer Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to reward 1st year students for strong performance and to incent returning students for a second year or for 2nd year students to transfer to a four-year institution. The scholarship provides awards to eligible 1st year students for two consecutive academic years. Students must enter KCTCS in good academic standing and must maintain a grade point average that is reasonable to promote student academic success and transfer. Recipients must plan to earn an associate degrees (AA, AS, or AAS) at KCTCS and to transfer to an accredited Kentucky public or independent four-year institution. To be considered for a KCTCS Workforce Development/Transfer Scholarship, complete this application.

Additional Requirements

In addition to thoroughly and completely filling out appropriate academic and textbook scholarship applications, there are additional requirements to be considered for scholarships:

  • Submit, or have on file, an application for admission to Hopkinsville Community College.
  • Determine with the college's financial aid office eligibility of need-based aid.
  • Take the American College Test (ACT) and submit the scores to HCC's admissions office.
  • Submit a copy of your high school transcript(s) and college transcript(s) if applicable. Official copies must be submitted to the admissions office and a photocopy must be included with the scholarship application.
  • Have the appropriate school official complete the last part of the application (applicable for high school students only).

Academic and Textbook Scholarship Applications Contact:

Angie Goode, Recruitment Specialist
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Administration Building, Room 122
Phone: (270) 707-3808

Local/Regional Scholarship Programs

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