Local Scholarships

Below are scholarship opportunities forwarded to the Student Financial Aid Office at Hagerstown Community College. HCC is not involved in awarding any of these scholarships. Please visit each website for more information. Remember: Never pay for a scholarship application or for information about a scholarship.

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Scholarships and information on important dates posted by the college’s Student Financial Aid Office

For information about benefits offered through GI Bill and the Veterans Administration (VA), visit the Veterans and Military page.

Washington County Scholarships

The Community Foundation of Washington County created a list of scholarships available to students, especially those in high school. The website allows you to search scholarship opportunities available to students at schools including Boonsboro, Williamsport, South Hagerstown, Smithsburg, Clearspring, North Hagerstown, Washington County Technical High School, Hancock, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, and non-traditional.

Contact info: 301-745-5210 and info@washingtoncountyscholarships.org.

Community Foundation of Washington County, Maryland, Inc.

The Community Foundation of Washington County, Maryland is an organization that serves the needs of the local community. Over fifty scholarship opportunities are available for local high school students.

For more information and to apply, visit their website.

Scholarship Opportunities through the Waynesboro and Chambersburg Hospital Auxiliary

The auxiliaries provide various scholarship opportunities. See the applications for criteria, requirements, and deadlines.

Maryland Space Grant Consortium

Maryland Space Grant Consortium Scholarship opportunities are available for students majoring in Math, Science, Engineering, or Technology, which will lead to an aerospace related career. Please see the online application for all of the requirements including attending full-time.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Scholarships available for members and non-members. Eligibility criteria includes academic achievement, leadership, and college and community engagement. Scholarships available for students pursuing Associate's and Bachelor's degrees. For additional criteria and to apply, visit the Phi Theta Kappa website.

DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG)

DC TAG provides up to $2,500 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at 2 year public colleges for college bound District residents.  Hagerstown Community College is on the list of participating colleges and universities.  Applicants need to complete the DC OneApp, FAFSA, and DC OneApp required supporting documents yearly.

The deadline to apply is June 30th.  For more information and to apply, please visit the website.

DE-DC-MD (Tri-State) Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

In 1992, the Executive Board of the DE-DC-MD Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators established a scholarship for students attending an eligible institution in Delaware, the District of Columbia and Maryland. The Board makes a $1,000 award to a student from each area. Financial aid directors nominate students on a need and merit basis, and the Awards Committee reviews the application. The scholarship recipients are announced in the spring. For more information or to download nomination forms, visit dedcmdasfaa.org.

Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland Valley Scholarship Fund

The Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland Valley Scholarship Fund is a regional fund established by Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland Valley, Inc. (BCA - CV) to aid individuals living in Western Maryland, Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and Franklin and Fulton Counties of Pennsylvania whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer through having yourself, parent, relative, or friend diagnosed with breast cancer or who have lost a parent, relative, or friend to breast cancer.

The Hispanic Association of Hagerstown Scholarship

This scholarship is for students of Hispanic descent who are attending Hagerstown Community College. The college is not involved with the selection process. Application materials should be mailed to the Hispanic Association of Hagerstown. Please see the application for the mailing address and requirements.

Scholarship Opportunities through Hospice of Washington County

Please see the organization’s website for all scholarship criteria, requirements, and to request an application.

Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarship

This scholarship competition is open to Maryland high school seniors and college undergraduate students of Hispanic descent, full-time or part-time. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist Hispanic students who live in Maryland to achieve potential life goals and make a positive impact on their lives.  Scholarships provide recipients with a one time assistance of $2,000.

Please visit the website for more information and to download an application.

RMHC U.S. Scholarships

RMHC Scholarship criteria includes being a high school senior and younger than 21 years old. Please see the website and application for additional requirements.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at the nation’s top four-year colleges and universities. For more information and specific requirements, visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website.

Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

The Barry Goldwater Foundation offers scholarships for undergraduate students in the last two years of their Bachelor's degree programs who demonstrate a strong commitment to pursue a career in research. Scholars are selected based on academic merit from the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science. For additional information and application requirements, please visit the Barry Goldwater Scholarship website.

University System of Maryland – Regents Scholarships

The Regents Scholars Program awards full and partial scholarships to students based on academic ability as well as motivation, character, and extracurricular accomplishments. Criteria includes a minimum GPA of 3.8 (4.0 is required for several scholarships), completing an Associate’s degree or a minimum of 56 credits, and transferring to an institution within the University System of Maryland. Demonstrating financial need by the FAFSA is a requirement for several of the scholarships as well.

To get an application, obtain information about specific application and nomination deadlines, please contact the HCC Student Financial Aid Office. Applications are due in May and nominations are selected several weeks before the application deadline. Application requirements include a personal statement of educational and career goals, a resume including extracurricular and community activities, evidence of scholarly and creative activities, and recommendation letters from faculty or staff members.

Kid's Chance of Maryland

This scholarship is for students who have had a parent catastrophically injured or killed in an employment-related accident in Maryland.  Students must be between the ages of 16 and 25.  The parent's death or injury must have resulted in a substantial decline in the family income.  Scholarship applications are available from your local high school counselor or by visiting Kid's Chance of Maryland, Inc. website.

College Success Foundation

Students from 6 high schools in the District of Columbia are eligible to apply for the CSF-DC Scholarships.  The CSF-DC helps students successfully navigate the transition from middle to high school, high school to college, and first year college to degree completion.

For more information and to apply, please visit the website.

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

Eligibility criteria includes pursuing a career and technical program, demonstrating financial need based on the FAFSA, overcoming adversity, under the age of 30, and be a citizen of the United States.

For additional criteria and to apply, visit the Horatio Alger Association website.