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Harford Community College provides a number of scholarships that support students working to reach their goals of obtaining a college degree or certificate. 

College-Based Scholarships

There are two types of College scholarships available:
1 | Harford Community College Scholarships 
2 | Harford Community College Foundation Scholarships.

Complete and submit one common application, accessed through AwardSpring, and you will be matched to the scholarship(s) you are eligible for. Once you have applied you will see the required documents to submit such as letters of recommendation, narratives and/or personal interviews or with the donor/s. Awards will be announced through your OwlMail and OwlNet accounts.

ALL STUDENTS are encouraged to complete the scholarship application.

Grant-Based Scholarships

Each year Harford Community College applies for and receives several grants that provide our students with additional resources for specific areas of study. One of these resources is scholarships. Grant-based scholarships vary in amount and requirements but provide valuable funding to our students. Talk to your professors and your academic advisor to see if these may be available for your program of study and how to apply.


Scholarship Application Checklist

Some scholarships require a separate application, additional narratives, letters of recommendation and/or a personal interview. It is important to submit all materials required by the scholarship/grant for which you are applying. Failure to do so may eliminate you from consideration for a scholarship.

To ensures greater scholarship eligibility, a current FAFSA should be completed using the Harford School Code 002075, and the results must be on file in the Financial Aid Office.

Pay close attention to scholarship application deadlines and get your paperwork in early.


  • High school seniors and transfer students must submit a transcript. A final transcript is not required by the scholarship deadline but is encouraged upon graduation.
  • Official transcripts from ALL previous colleges should be submitted.
  • Current Harford Community College students do not need to submit a transcript.

Some scholarships require a brief narrative/essay through the online application.

  • Describe academic and professional goals and financial need.
  • State how scholarships and/or grants will help you attain your goals.
  • List recent volunteer/community service activities.

Students who commit an act of academic dishonesty while applying for a scholarship, including Harford Community College scholarships, Harford Community College Foundation scholarships, or private scholarships, may have their application invalidated and/or may be subject to disciplinary action. Academic dishonesty includes cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, plagiarism and copyright infringement and is a violation of Harford Community College’s Code for Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct.


Private/External Scholarships 

In contrast to Harford Community College or Harford Community College Foundation scholarships, private/external scholarships are created and funded by individuals, corporations, civic, religious, social, and fraternal organizations. These scholarships can range in amount from $250 to thousands of dollars, and some may cover the full cost of tuition, books and fees. You are encouraged to search out all sources for scholarships.