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Fall 2017 Application Now Available Online!

The application cycle for the 2017-2018 academic year is open now through March 26, 2017. Visit our online portal to apply. Don't forget to check out our helpful hints for students applying for scholarships through the Collin College Foundation!

Application Process for Current Students

Please note: We will be unable to accept paper applications.  

In order to be eligible to apply, students must have the following:

1. Collin College Student ID (CWID)
2. Valid email address (CougarMail email preferred)
3. GPA of 2.5 or higher
4. Maintain at least 6 credit hours per semester

Please be prepared to provide essays and other general information. 


  Application Process for New Students to Collin College

In order to obtain a Collin College Student ID (CWID), you will need to complete a Collin College admissions application and be accepted as a student prior to applying for a scholarship. This process may be lengthy, so start as soon as possible. For more information visit

Continuing Education Students (For Students ENROLLED or ENROLLING in the Continuing Education Program)

The Scholarship Application for the Steve Hardy Continuing Education Scholarship may be accessed through our online application portalVeterans, ESL students or those who are unemployed or in unexpected career transitions receive special consideration. Funds MUST BE used for noncredit Continuing Education ESL, Career Training, Workforce Development or Technology courses.


Application Process for Transferring Students (open NOW through March 26!)

Are you transferring from Collin College to a four-year institution? Do you have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and at least 50 credit hours? If so, you may apply for the LeBrecht-Hites Transfer Scholarship. This $6,000 scholarship is awarded to one applicant per year and paid out over four semesters. In order to apply, please complete the General Application, but answer the "desired field of study" question with "LeBrecht-Hites Transfer."



Application Process for SMART Scholarships (open NOW through March 26!)


SMART Scholarships are open to students majoring in Engineering, Mathematics, Science or Computer Science AND transferring to UT Dallas. In addition   to completing the online application form, SMART Scholarship applicants are required to submit two (2) letters of recommendation, preferably from a teacher, professor or guidance counselor. Apply online today! 




 We are always happy to help! If you have questions, call 972.599.3147 or email






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Click here for FAQs about Collin College Foundation scholarships.

Click here for a list of Helpful Hints about completing your Collin College Foundation scholarship application.

TX Health Presby and Students
Generous donors from Texas Health Presbyterian Plano and Scholarship Recipients at the 2016 Scholarship Reception at the Plano Centre 

Current Recipients
Click here for answers to questions about purchasing books and supplies with your scholarship funds.