HCC Foundation Scholarship
The HCC Foundation Scholarship Committee awards a number of scholarships with different criteria and dollar amounts for the fall and spring semesters to students taking at least six credits and who have at least a 2.0 GPA. Students must complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA for scholarship consideration. Hagerstown Community College’s school code for the FAFSA is 002074. Applicants must register for classes by the application deadline date each semester. First semester students should submit a copy of their high school transcript or college transcripts to the Admissions Office. Scholarships are based on financial need and academic promise. Most scholarships are for a one-year period. Students cannot receive financial aid at two schools during the same semester. Students should apply each semester and incomplete applications will not be considered for a potential award. In addition, students must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA to remain eligible for a scholarship. For scholarships which require full-time enrollment, students must be actively enrolled in at least 12 credits on the college’s census date each semester to remain eligible for the scholarship. Exceptions will be made if your program of study specifically involves registering for less than 12 credits during the semester. The application deadline is June 1, 2019. Complete the HCC Foundation Scholarship Application Form online.
HCC Faculty/Foundation Scholarship for Academic Excellence
The HCC Faculty/Foundation Scholarship for Academic Excellence Committee offers an academic excellence scholarship program for qualified graduates of area high schools. The committee awards these scholarships based on GPA, SAT scores, and extracurricular activities. These awards provide $550 per semester at Hagerstown Community College. Recipients who maintain satisfactory academic records at the College will be supported for four consecutive semesters of college for a total of $2200. Only current high school students who are graduating in May/June are eligible to apply. Students cannot receive financial aid at two schools during the same semester. View the application guidelines and download the Faculty/Foundation Scholarship for Academic Excellence Application.
HCC Promise Pathway Program
HCC's Promise Pathway Program is designed to address financial barriers for Washington County students who have the academic readiness and commitment to succeed in college but lack all the necessary financial resources. Public, private, and home-schooled students living in Washington County can apply to the program with the support of their parents and school officials as early as sixth grade as program “prospects.” Students will not receive the financial support promise until 10th grade or after when the student is formally awarded early admission status into an HCC program. All applicants must apply for and use all available federal and state financial aid as well as external scholarships before the “promise dollars” are awarded by the HCC Foundation and HCC. This special initiative is being supported by Washington County Public Schools. Students must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA to remain eligible for the program. For additional information and to print an application, visit the Promise Pathway page.
ESSENCE and Middle College Information
Career Program Achievers
- Career Program Achievers provides support services to Pell eligible independent students who are taking courses at HCC in an eligible career program. Please complete the FAFSA to help determine your eligibility. The Career Program Achievers Program can help with various expenses such as transportation and textbooks.
Child Care Career & Professional Development Fund (CCCPDF)
Hagerstown Community College (HCC) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) are offering a unique funding opportunity for childcare providers to earn an Associate’s degree (A.A.S. or A.A.T.) in Early Childhood Education, A.A.T. in Elementary Education, or an A.S. in Education. The CCCPDF provides funding for college tuition, fees and books for eligible child care providers working in the State of Maryland. Approved candidates must possess the motivation and skills that will assist them in successfully completing their degree while employed in childcare and will continue to work in family or center-based early education programs upon completion of their degree, for a service commitment equaling 1 month per credit or 2 years for the completion of an Associate’s degree.
HCC will be accepting approved applicants from the Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund for the Fall semester. The deadline to apply to MSDE is March 1st of each year. The Grant Coordinator will begin meeting with potential CCCPDF students to complete applications to MSDE in January of each year for admittance to the program the following fall semester.
- Be currently working in a licensed child care center, Head Start, or Private Preschool Program or be a registered family child care provider in the state of Maryland.
- Have at least one year of qualifying experience working in childcare and be currently employed in the field.
- Be eligible to apply for, or already a participant in, the Maryland Child Care Credential Program. Applications should be completed at least 3 months in advance to the CCCPDF deadline date of March 1st.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Continue working in child care during the time of study and for a period of time as determined by regulation upon the completion of the degree.
- Maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
- Successfully complete at least two college classes per award year (Fall, Spring, Summer Semester).
More information regarding CCCPDF can be found on the Maryland Public Schools website.
For information about the scholarship program or before sending in an application to MSDE, contact Alison Hess, Project Manager, at 240-500-2604, or email email@example.com.
Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS)
Child Care Access Means Parents in School is a federal grant program that allows HCC to support Pell-eligible student parents through awarding weekly child care stipends.
The following eligibility requirements must be met to apply:
- Actively enrolled in at least 6 credits
- Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA
- Have a child(ren) enrolled at HCC's Children's Learning Center, or have applied for enrollment at HCC’s Children’s Learning Center (first preference) or another HCC-approved nationally-accredited partner center (see HCC CCAMPIS website for list of centers)
Funding provided by Department of Education, Grant #203034256540