scholarshipThanks to the generosity of individual, corporate, foundation, alumni donors and many more, the Collin College Foundation is able to offer scholarships to outstanding students right here in our community.   The foundation awards annual scholarships of $1,250 and textbook scholarships of $500 to upwards of 700 students each year!

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Ask the Scholarship Lady! 

Click here for helpful tips and tricks for writing your scholarship application from our expert, Scholarship Coordinator Kim Dalfonso!                      
Scholarship applications for Spring 2019 will open on Sept. 1, 2018.    
If you have additional questions about our scholarship application and awarding process, the following FAQs may be helpful to you! 

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I be notified if I am awarded a scholarship for Fall 2018?

  • Throughout May, June, and July, scholarship applicants will be notified of their awards via email.  If you applied for a scholarship for the academic year beginning August 2018 and have not been notified of the status of your application, we recommend that you regularly check your CougarMail for updates. 

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

  • The Spring 2019 Scholarship Application Cycle will open on September 1, 2018. 

If I won a scholarship, how and when can I buy books or supplies?

What should I do before I apply for a scholarship?

  • Before you apply for a Collin College Foundation Scholarship, please make sure you have done the following:
    • Secured your College-Wide ID Number by applying for admission to Collin College
    • Received a valid CougarMail email address from the Admissions office
    • Double-checked the standard scholarship criteria below to make sure that you qualify

Do I qualify for a scholarship?

  • To qualify for most scholarships, students must meet the foundation's standard scholarship criteria:
    • Have a 2.5 GPA or higher
    • Commit to six credit hours or more during each semester (fall and spring)
    • Have a valid CougarMail email address 
    • Be in good academic standing  
    • High School Dual Credit Students must be high school seniors
    • "SMART" Scholarships funded by Texas Instruments are available to students who meet all of the standard scholarship qualifications in addition to:
      • Majoring in a STEM field
      • Receiving an associate's degree from Collin
      • Transferring to UT Dallas upon completion

Any tips to make my scholarship application more competitive?

Are there scholarships for students who are graduating or transferring?

  • Thanks to our generous donors, the foundation awards two transfer scholarships each fall:
    • The Lebrecht-Hites Transfer Scholarship, awarded to a student transferring to a Texas four-year college or university
    • The HiTECC Scholarship, awarded to up to five students who are majoring in a STEM field and transferring to UT Dallas
  • More criteria for both of 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 700 scholarships each academic year.  Some scholarship amounts vary, but the majority of foundation scholarships are $1,250 for the entire academic year, with $625 applied to the student's account in August and the remaining $625 applied to the student's account in January.  Any funds not spent by the end of the academic year (mid-July) 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