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HCCF Scholarships

The Housatonic Community College Foundation (HCC Foundation) is committed to the education of all Housatonic Community College (HCC) students.  To this end, financial assistance is available for tuition and fees based on academic achievement and financial need as determined by the Scholarship Committee of the Foundation Board of Directors.

Information about scholarship applications and deadlines is publicized regularly throughout the HCC community.  For our HCC scholarships, preference is given to students in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and who have completed at least nine credits at Housatonic.  It is required that all students apply for financial aid before applying  for scholarships.

In addition to HCC Foundation scholarship funds, the following are available to incoming and current students:

Awards & Scholarships for Incoming Students

Allison Foundation Scholarship Fund – Provides scholarships to be used for tuition, fees and book purchases for students attending HCC academic programs which lead to a degree or certificate.  Full-time recipients of scholarships from the Fund shall be eligible for a stipend of $250 for a GPA of 2.5 – 2.9, $400 for a GPA of 3.0 – 3.5 and $500 for a GPA of 3.6 or higher, at the end of the fall and spring semesters.  This stipend may be used for any purpose so designated by the student.

Klein Family Foundation Fund – Awards full/partial scholarships to be used for tuition and fees for students attending HCC to obtain a certificate in Manufacturing and/or a degree in Engineering.

Karen D. Torres Memorial Scholarship Fund – Provides scholarships to be used for tuition and fees for students registered in any of the Allied Health programs.

Richard E. Parent Memorial Scholarship Fund – Provides scholarships to be used for tuition, fees and book purchases for students who are registered for a Chemistry course. The scholarship was established in memory of HCC Chemistry Professor.

Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund – This student scholarship is funded 100 % by students established in 2010 to assist current or incoming students who demonstrate financial need, are in good academic standing and are not receiving financial aid.

William H. Pitt Foundation Scholarship Fund – Awarded to full-time Housatonic students who are in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.3 or better and who are not receiving financial aid.  Students are not required to have nine credits for this particular scholarship.

Manufacturing Association of Southern Connecticut Inc. (MASC) Endowed Scholarship Fund – Awarded to students who are pursuing studies in an area related to the Manufacturing Industry and are taking the technical courses within the Engineering Science & Industrial Technology Programs. Students are not required to have nine credits for this particular scholarship.

Awards & Scholarships for Current Students

Dr. Janis M. Hadley Endowed Scholarship Fund – Awarded to students who have completed their first year at HCC and are continuing their studies there.  The scholarship was established by Dr. Hadley, HCC’s third president, who retired in 2006.

Mercy Learning Center “Mother’s Advantage Scholarship” Fund – Established by HCC Foundation board member, Marianne Laska, and her husband, Robert, in memory of their mothers.  The scholarship is available to graduates of the Mercy Learning Center who are mothers and are attending HCC.

Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust Endowed Scholarship Fund – Provides tuition assistance to current HCC students. The scholarship qualifications are based on scholastic achievement and financial need.

Kim Thibodeau Chiaraluce Endowed Scholarship Fund – Established to provide funds for a young woman attending the college for the academic year either on a full- or part-time basis who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need.

Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Scholarship Fund – Given to a current HCC student who is currently employed, preferably at a Subway Restaurant. Student must demonstrate success in all areas of academic achievement, participation in extra-curricular activities, and financial need.

Doane Endowed Scholarship Fund – Established in memory of Housatonic instructor and lab assistant and awarded to a student continuing his or her education in computer science, mathematics, or engineering.

Marguerite Sullivan Dunigan Endowed Scholarship Fund – Established to honor Marguerite Sullivan Dunigan's achievements as a single mother, grandmother, friend, sister, Housatonic student, and graduate. Awarded to a single mother currently attending HCC.

President Edward J. Liston Endowed Scholarship Fund – In honor of HCC’s first president (1967 – 1973) established to provide funds for students enrolled in one of the college's two-year degree programs and who demonstrate academic achievement or financial need and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Elizabeth Pfriem Endowed Scholarship Fund – Awarded to Housatonic Foundation Scholars. Scholars are current HCC students in good academic standing who demonstrate financial need and have completed nine or more credits at the college with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Connecticut Women's Forum Endowed Scholarship Fund – Awarded to female students with financial need who are enrolled in any two-year program at HCC.

Dale Ward Endowed Scholarship Fund – 
Established in memory of HCC History Professor and Student Senate Advisoris awarded to graduating students who are the recipients of the HCC Senate Scholarship and who plan to continue their education.

Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Memorial Foundation Scholarship Fund – 
Awarded to a HCC student pursing a course of study in the area of allied health.

Additional scholarship information for graduating students can be found in the Academic Support & Student Services section of the Catalog.

Early Childhood Laboratory School Funds

The Foundation may assist students with tuition for their children at the Housatonic Early Childhood Laboratory School.


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