Scholarships are a form of financial aid that typically does not need to be repaid. A variety of scholarships are available to both first time and returning students through Hocking College, Hocking College Foundation and outside sources. If you are looking for additional financial aid to achieve your academic goals, you may want to consider applying for scholarships.
How do I apply for Hocking College and Hocking College Foundation Scholarships?
One application is used to determine eligibility for over 30 different scholarships from Hocking College and Hocking College Foundation. The application is available online.
The scholarship application asks you to answer essay questions regarding your college and career goals, demonstration of leadership and financial hurdles to achieving your academic goals. The essay questions are your chance to explain why you are in need of a scholarship and to highlight the reasons why you deserve the award. You should think of your answers to the essay questions in advance and spend some time writing good, detailed answers.
The online scholarship system allows you to save your application and go back to it later so you do not need to complete it all in one sitting. However, you do have to have the entire application completed, including essays, attachments and recommendations before the deadline in order to be considered. The online scholarship application is available June 1 - 30, 2015 for Autumn semester. The application for Spring 2016 is available November 1 - 30.
How do I know if I qualify for Hocking College scholarships?
Many variables can be used to determine whether or not you qualify for a scholarship. Some of the criteria may include financial need, academic performance, college area of study, the Ohio county in which you reside or any special needs that you may have. Take a look at our scholarship pages to see if you might be eligible to apply for any of these awards.
How do I find out about scholarship offered by sources other than Hocking College?
In addition to those offered by Hocking College and Hocking College Foundation, there are many places that you can look to for scholarships. If you're still in high school, talk to your guidance counselor. You can also check your local library, newspapers, employers, religious affiliations and search the Internet. Here are some links to help you get started.
AES Engineering Scholarship
Altrusa Club of Chillicothe Nursing Scholarship
Educators and Community Helping Hispanics Onward (ECHHO)
Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
HotelsCheap Scholarship Program
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Medical Assistant Scholarships
Ohio Board of Regents
USLO Minority Student Entrepreneur Scholarship