Dr. Gwendolyn W. Stephenson District Administration Center
HCC Foundation


hccfoundation@hccfl.edu  • 39 Columbia Drive • Tampa, FL 33606 • (813) 253-7114

Scholarship Application Process

Application Process

Students applying for HCC Foundation scholarships must have an HCC student ID.  We have two major awarding cycles that have specific deadlines that must be met in order to be considered.  One deadline is in the spring for scholarships for the upcoming academic year; the second deadline is in the fall for scholarships for the upcoming spring term.  Watch Hawknet 365 for announcements about our deadlines.  Applications must be updated each cycle.

Steps for Submitting an Application:

  1. Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.  Visit the financial aid website at /ssem/financialaid.aspx or contact the financial aid office at your campus for assistance. 
  2.  Complete the HCC Foundation Scholarship Application, including:
    • Current HCC transcript (unofficial, printed from the HCC website). If you are using a GPA from another institution or high school, you must upload those transcripts. 
    • Your essay/personal statement should address your personal and educational goals, why you are applying for a scholarship and any additional information that would be helpful to the selection committee, such as your personal or family background or community activities. This essay/statement is very important and spelling and grammar do count!
    • Letters of recommendation are suggested, but are not mandatory unless required for a specific scholarship for which you wish to be considered.  A letter of recommendation could be the difference between being selected or not.  If you choose to include letters of recommendation, at least one should be from a teacher/professor and one can be from an adult who knows you well (not a relative). 

    3.  If you have questions about scholarships, criteria or the application process, contact the counselor contact at your campus.