Scholarships

HCC Foundation Scholarships


The Housatonic Community College Foundation is committed to the education of all its students. To this end, financial assistance is available for tuition and fees for academic achievement or financial aid as determined by the Scholarship Committee of the Foundation Board of Directors. The HCC Foundation Scholarship Office is located in Beacon Hall, room 281.

2019-2020 Spring and Winter Scholarships are closed. Please check back in Mid-February for the Summer and Fall applications to open.

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Housatonic Promise Scholarships Now Available!


The Housatonic Promise was created to provide a Free Community College experience to students who reside in and graduate from one of the Connecticut High School’s in Housatonic Community College’s service area. The program is open to Connecticut High School students who have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA upon graduation and enroll in Housatonic Community College within 2 years of graduation from one of the Public or Charter High Schools in Housatonic’s service area. Undocumented students are eligible. The scholarship is a merit-based last dollar scholarship.

Administered through the Dean of Students.

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Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education, Inc. Schcolarships Now Available!


CALAHE is delighted to be able to offer scholarship opportunities to Incoming freshmen students and college undergraduates. We hope that we will be able to assist you in defraying some of your college costs. Please review the scholarship criteria carefully to see if you qualify. Go to calahe.org for further information.

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CSCU CT Undocumented Students Aid Application


This application is exclusively for a specific group of undocumented students who cannot apply for federal student aid. If you have questions about which application to use, contact the financial aid office.

Institutional aid may only be granted to students who would be otherwise eligible for financial aid excepting their undocumented status. All students must show financial need, make satisfactory progress, and must be enrolled in a Title IV aid-eligible program to receive institutional aid.

A Notary Public must witness your signature in Part One of this form. A Notary is a person specially trained to certify affidavits and signatures. The Financial Aid Office at your school can let you know the availability of free notary services at your school. Free notary services may also be available at certain banks and libraries.

CT students without legal immigration status who are NOT Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, but meet the conditions for in-state tuition per subsection (9) of C.G.S. § 10a-29, may apply for institutional financial aid in the 2019-2020 aid year. Aid for these students may be available beginning in Spring 2020.

Only CT students without legal immigration status who are Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and who meet the conditions for in-state tuition per subsection (9) of C.G.S. § 10a-29 may apply for aid for Fall 2019 term.

Students who may be eligible for federal student aid should fill out a FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov. The results of the FAFSA will be used to determine eligibility for federal, state, and institutional aid.

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Richard 'Dik' Days Scholarship


The Richard ‘Dik’ Days Scholarship Fund is an initiative formed through collaboration between the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) Connecticut Chapter, the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Region 9A and the Days Family.

The Richard ‘Dik’ Days Scholarship Fund is created in memory of Richard Adam Days, who was a labor educator for the UAW. Prior to his retirement he was the Education & Civil Rights Director for the UAW, Region 9A. Brother Days was a rigorous trade unionist, political activist and community advocate. As a labor educator, Dik worked endlessly to educate union and non-union workers, their families and young adults on labor history, the contributions of organized labor in the workplace and the rights of workers. He was a member of the UAW for over 40 years, a charter member of the National Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, co-founder and former President of the Connecticut Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, co-founder of the Connecticut Chapter of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, a lifetime member of the NAACP, a lifetime member of the African American Alliance, and a six term member of the Bloomfield Town Council. Brother Days had an impact on many lives and helped those he touched to better understand their role in the Union and the communities in which we serve.

If you are a graduating high school senior attending college full-time in the fall or a current undergraduate student, enrolled full-time in a college/university you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Qualifying applicants must also meet the minimum requirements noted below. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2020. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be asked to provide your social security number and student ID number for the college/university. Scholarship funds will be sent directly to the college/university in which you are enrolled for use towards your academic financial needs.

You will be notified by May 29, 2020 if you are selected as a scholarship recipient. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Donna Becotte at (860) 674-0143.

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