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Scholarships

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Thanks to the generosity of individual, corporate, foundation, alumni donors and many more, the Collin College Foundation offers scholarships to deserving students right here in our Collin County community.   We award over 600 scholarships each academic year to help degree seeking students cover the cost of tuition, fees and books!  

Currently, we are not only accepting applications. Please check back with us during our next application cycle: Jan 17 - March 31, 2022 for Fall scholarships.                         

Minimum requirements to apply:

1) 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA

2) Take 6 or more credit hours Spring 2022 semester

3) Have a current/valid Collin College student account with no holds

                                    

*The Foundation DOES NOT OFFER scholarships for any of the following:

* Students taking non-degree seeking, non credit classes

* Students taking continuing education classes

* Scholarships based on athletic performance or artistic performance 

* Summer or wintermester only classes

* Dual enrolled students (taking classes at Collin College + 4-year University)

* High school freshman, sophomores or juniors 

* To cover the cost of housing or meals

Students complete one general application and are matched with opportunities to which they qualify.  The Foundation only offers one scholarship per student per academic year. 

There are no SAT or ACT scores, letters of recommendations or transcripts required. 

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Ask the Scholarship Lady! 

CLICK HERE for helpful tips for completing this scholarship application or email KDalfonso@collin.edu with any questions.                   

Scholarship awards are not based on a first come-first submitted basis. We recommend taking your time to complete the applications and its essays. 

Neither the Foundation nor the College offers scholarships based strictly on GPA.

Foundation scholarships are awarded based upon a variety of factors including program major, academics, residency, financial need, community service, and overall content of your essays/application.   

The application consists of thirteen general questions and three essays questions. Proper grammar and spelling are extremely important when completing the essays.  

International students are welcome to apply and may be eligible to receive general fund scholarships.

Transfer scholarships are available for each fall - not Spring. See details and the link on the left side of this page. 

All applicants who complete the general application will be matched to opportunities to which they qualify. The Opportunities page is not a complete list of available scholarships. The list is continually updated. Students can browse available opportunities but are unable to apply to specific opportunities.  

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I be notified if I am awarded a scholarship for Spring?

  • Those students chosen to receive awards will be notified via email from mid-November through the end of November.  Applicants who do not get chosen to receive an award may or may not receive notifications.  

If I don't receive a scholarship for Spring, when is the next time I can apply? 

  • Fall 2022 applications will be accepted Jan 17  -  March 31,  2022. 

If I won a scholarship, how will it be applied and when can I buy books?

  • Once all recipients have accepted their awards, an email will be sent with full details and FAQs. 

What should I do before I apply for a scholarship?

  • Before you apply for a scholarship, please make sure you have done the following:
    • Read the "Ask the Scholarship Lady" helpful tips 
    • Receive a valid Collin College issued email address from Admissions 
    • Make sure you meet or exceed the minimum requirements

Any tips to make my scholarship application more competitive?

  • Yes! Check out our Tip Sheets on how to apply and how to write great essays.  Take your time to complete the application.  Use the help screens on each question. Save the application then go back several times to make revisions. 

Are there scholarships for students who are graduating or transferring?

  • For Fall only (Jan - March):  we offer a transfer scholarship:  
    • The Lebrecht-Hites Transfer Scholarship awards two students a transfer scholarship to one of our partner Universities. Must have a 3.5 GPA or higher.
    • More criteria for these scholarships is available on our Transfer Scholarship page.

How much is a foundation scholarship and how do I receive it?

  • The Collin College Foundation awards upwards of 600 scholarships each academic year.  Some scholarship amounts vary, but the majority of foundation scholarships are $1,500 for fall and $750 for spring.  Any funds not spent by the end of the academic year are returned to the foundation.
  • If you still have questions regarding Collin College Foundation scholarships, please contact Kim Dalfonso, scholarship coordinator, at 972.599.3147 or KDalfonso@collin.edu 
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