Scholarships

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Our Investment in You 

Thanks to the generosity of individual, corporate, foundation, alumni donors, and many more, we’re able to offer scholarships to deserving students like you. More than 1,000 students earn scholarships each year to cover tuition, fees and books!

 

Collin College Foundation Scholarships

 

FALL 2024 Applications are now open!

 

The application will be open from March 1st - March 31st.

 

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS


-Must have and maintain 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA or equivalent 

 

-Must take six or more credit hours each semester

 

-Must have a current/valid Collin College student account with no registration or cashier hold

 

-Must be classified on your student account as a degree-seeking or certificate-seeking student

 

-If you are a high school student, you must take at least two dual credit classes each semester  

 

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

What you need to know


-Scholarships are not awarded on a first come-first submitted basis. Take your time to complete applications and essays. 

 

-Neither the Foundation nor the College offers scholarships based strictly on grade point average (GPA) or class ranking. 

 

-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 general questions and several open-ended questions such as: What do you want to major in and why? What volunteer service have you done in the community? Why do you need money for college?

 

-Proper grammar and spelling are extremely important when completing the essays.

 

-International students and non-U.S. citizens are welcome to apply and may be eligible to receive general fund scholarships.

 

-Transfer scholarships are available each fall. (See details at the bottom of the page.)

 

-All applicants who complete the general application will be matched to opportunities for which they qualify.

 

-Students can browse available opportunities but are unable to apply to specific opportunities. The list of scholarships is continually updated.

 

The Foundation does not offer scholarships for any of the following:


-Students registered as "Non-Degree Seeking" or taking non credit classes

 

-Students taking continuing education classes

 

-Scholarships based on athletic performance or artistic performance 

 

-Summer or wintermester only classes

 

-Cover the cost of housing or meals

 

Transferring to a university? Apply for the Lebrecht-Hites Transfer Scholarship!

Funded by the estate of World War II Veteran Royden L. Lebrecht and the Hites Foundation, the Lebrecht Hites Transfer Scholarship provides $2,500 per semester for four semesters to two Collin College students who are continuing at one of our university partner institutions. To qualify for the Lebrecht Hites Family Transfer Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale and maintain a 2.75 GPA or higher the first semester at the transfer institution and 3.0 GPA or higher in all subsequent semesters
  • Complete 60 hours at Collin College by the end of June
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a Collin College faculty member
  • Be a member of the honors program or have taken honors courses
  • Been highly involved or held a leadership role in a student group or community organization.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, preferably a Collin County resident

 

 

Are you enrolled in Dual Credit Courses with Collin College? Apply for the DUAL CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP 


The Collin College Foundation offers scholarships to high school students enrolled in the Collin College Dual Credit Program. To qualify for the Dual Credit Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • 2.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale and maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher each semester of the award
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours

Additional Information

  •  If you qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program at your high school, you will not qualify for a Collin College Foundation tuition scholarship. This is because Collin College offers the Dual Credit Free & Reduced Tuition Waiver. For more information, please contact your high school Dual Credit Counselor. Students receiving Free and Reduced Lunch Grant will be considered for textbook scholarships.

 

  •  If you qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program at your high school but, you are enrolled in a Specialized or Workforce program at Collin College. You may be eligible for additional funding. Please complete this application and provide program details. 

 

  • These scholarships are nonrefundable to students. Scholarship funds will be applied directly to the student account prior to the start of the semester. Textbooks and supplies must be purchased through the Collin College bookstore. Any unused funds will be returned to the donor account. 

 

Other Scholarship Opportunities 

External Scholarship Opportunities