Hillsdale County Community Foundation
Announces Deadline for 2013 Scholarship Applications
The Hillsdale County Community Foundation is reminding students of the 2013 deadline for scholarship applications. Scholarship applications are due by 4 pm March 1st. Completed scholarship applications are due in the HCCF office or must be postmarked by this date. Those interested in applying for scholarships are reminded that several key items must be included when applications are submitted, including:
· cumulative high school transcripts (in a sealed envelope) or college transcripts or grade reports for current college students;
· college acceptance letters;
· a personal essay;
· two letters of recommendation; and
· a complete copy of the Student Aid Report (after filing the FAFSA).
Certain scholarships may require additional or specific items, so applicants should be aware of the criteria for each scholarship for which they are applying.
HCCF would also like to stress that the Foundation is not responsible for applications delayed or lost in the mail. Please send your application early enough to allow yourself time to call the HCCF office for verification of receipt by March 1st.
This deadline applies to all new scholarship applications as well as applications for scholarship renewals for previous awards.
In 2012, the Hillsdale County Community Foundation proudly awarded 175 scholarships to Hillsdale County residents totaling over $171,000 to assist in furthering their educational aspirations. Scholarship awards vary in size and number, and each is a gift from a member of our community who believes in the power of an education.
The Foundation offers scholarships to current high school graduates and non-traditional students.
The 2013 HCCF Scholarship Books and applications are currently available from area high school guidance counselors, the Foundation office, or online at www.abouthccf.org.