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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
Stephenson County


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 Fine Arts Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Eduard Buss Fine Arts

Student must be enrolled full-time in the one of the following areas: Art, Music, or Theatre. Academic excellence will be a criterion. A minimum GPA from a High School Student is a 2.5 and a college student 2.75.
Academic Interests: Art, Art Education, Graphic Design, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Music Education, Performance Theatre, Technical Theatre


Buss Humanities/Social Science Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Eduard Buss Humanities/Social Science

Student must be full-time and pursuing a degree in the field of Humanities or Social Science. Academic excellence will be the primary criterion. A minimum GPA of a 2.5 is required for High School Students and a 2.75 for college students.
Academic Interests: Communications, English, Foreign Language, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Speech, and other H/SS curriculum


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: Biology, Biology Education, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Nursing/ADN, Practical Nursing (LPN), Physics, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Med Tech, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Vet


Buss Women in Engineering Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Eduard Buss Women in Engineering

Student must be enrolling full-time in the field of engineering. Academic excellence will be the primary criterion used for determining the winner. A minimum High School GPA of 3.0 is required. The GPA of students with 12 or more college credits will also be considered.
Academic Interests: Engineering


Casey Nursing Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Marilyn Casey Nursing

This scholarship is a one-year award (amount may vary) for a health related field. Preference is given to individuals who are accepted into the Nursing program pursuing an ADN. If an ADN student cannot be identified, the Nursing faculty/staff can identify a student in another one of the health programs.
Academic Interests: Health


Early Childhood Consortium Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  Early Childhood Consortium

Award to be given in the spring semester to a Highland Community College District Student who is pursuing a certificate or a degree in Early Childhood Education or Professional Education.
Academic Interests: Early Childhood Education, Professional Education
Stephenson County, JoDaviess County, Ogle County, Carroll County


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: Theatre, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Visual Arts


Ferguson Memorial Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Leonard C. Ferguson Memorial

Student must be the son/daughter or spouse of a Newell employee and be attending HCC full-time. Financial need will be a consideration.
Academic Interests: Any


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

Student must be considered a sophomore and be accepted into the nursing program with preference going to ADN, BS, and MS students. Financial need will be a consideration.
Academic Interests: Nursing


Goodwill Industries Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  Goodwill Industries

The recipient must be permanently physically, mentally, or developmentally disabled with documentation from a physician or service provider as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. A temporary disability is not acceptable.
Academic Interests: Any
HCC District


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: Any
Stephenson County, Jo Daviess County, Ogle County, Carroll County


Illinois Health Improvement Association Nursing Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  Illinois Health Improvement Association Nursing

Student must be interested in the health field with preference going to those in nursing (not to include nurses-aide).
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 2.00 GPA. Financial need will be a consideration.
Academic Interests: Education, Cosmetology, Nursing


Kepner Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Hubert Kepner

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 Booksotre or online resource.
Academic Interests: Any
In district


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: Elementary Education
Stephenson County, Ogle County, Carroll County, Jo Daviess County


Norman Memorial Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Ronald 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


PEO Continuing Education Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  PEO Continuing Education

Available for the recipient's spring semester. Student must be a non-traditional female. Financial Need is a consideration.
Academic Interests: Any


Stephenson County Farm Bureau Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  Stephenson County Farm Bureau

Student must live in the HCC District and be considered a sophomore. Student must also be pursuing a degree in an ag-related field and be a member of the Stephenson County Farm Bureau. Financial need will be a consideration.
Academic Interests: Agriculture
Stephenson 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: Music


Women's Education Fund Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name:  Women's Education Fund

Must be a nontraditional woman pursuing higher education at Highland. Scholarship will be for the spring semester.
Academic Interests: Any


Zartman Scholarship
Full Scholarship Name: Charlotte A. Zartman

Student must be a sophomore pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education or Professional Education. General Education courses should be completed and the student should be starting their sophomore year.
Academic Interests: Early Childhood Education, Professional Education


Scholarships Found: 25


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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