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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 community.   The foundation awards over 600 annual and endowed scholarships valued from $500 to $3,000 twice each academic year!  

The scholarship cycle for SPRING 2021 is closed.  Applications for the Fall 2021 academic year opens January 15 and closes March 31.   Click on the link below to access the application:

                                           Scholarship Application                     

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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.                   

All applicants must have and maintain:

  • A minimum of 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Agree to take a minimum of 6 -9 credit hours per semester 
  • Remain in good standing with the College
  • Have a valid/active Collin College email address
  • High school students must be either graduating in May or senior level this fall taking dual credit classes. 

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  or class status.

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. See details and the link on the left side of this page. 

The Foundation does not offer scholarships for:

  • Non-degree seeking, non-credit classes
  • Continuing education classes
  • Athletics
  • Wintermester only or summer only classes
  • Dual enrolled students (Collin + 4 year University)
  • Dual credit HS students who are not high school seniors as of Fall 2021. 

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-May through the end of June.  Applicants who do not get chosen to receive an award may or may not receive notifications.  

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

  • Spring 2022 scholarship application cycle will open in mid-September. 

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 
    • Received a valid Collin College issued email address from the Admissions office
    • Double-checked the standard scholarship criteria to make sure that you qualify

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. You can save your application and go back as many times as you wish. 

Are there scholarships for students who are graduating or transferring?

  • For Fall only: Thanks to our generous donors, the foundation awards two transfer scholarships for Fall funding:  
    • The Lebrecht-Hites Transfer Scholarship, awarded to a student transferring to one of our partner Universities with a 3.5 GPA ro 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.  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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