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

College-Based Scholarships

There are two types of scholarships available through the College: Harford Community College Scholarships, and Harford Community College Foundation Scholarships.

There is one common application to apply for all College and Foundation scholarships. This can be accessed through AwardSpring. It is a simple application which determines which scholarships you are eligible for. Once you have completed and submitted the application, you will be contacted by financial aid if you are elgible to receive one or more scholarships and if letters of recommendation, narratives and/or personal interviews or with the donor/s are required. 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. The following grant-based scholarships are currently available: S-STEM Scholarship

Scholarship Deadlines

Scholarships for Fall Semester: applications are due by the preceding May 15.
Scholarships for Spring Semester: applications are due by the preceding December 20.

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 specifically required by the scholarship/grant for which you are applying. Failure to do so may eliminate you from consideration for a scholarship.

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

• 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 attended should be submitted.
• Current Harford Community College students do not need to submit a transcript.

A brief narrative/essay must be submitted through the on-line application.
• Describe academic & professional goals and financial need.
• State how scholarships and/or grants will help you attain your goals.
• List recent volunteer/community service activities.
• Include your name and Harford ID#.

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.

Using Private Scholarships

Mail the check to the Harford Community College  Cashier’s Office. Include your name and student ID number on the check and indicate which semester(s) you would like the check applied to.

Harford Community College
Cashier’s Office
401 Thomas Run Rd., Bel Air, MD  21015

Complete your portion of the donor form including your name and student ID.

Complete the top portion of the Harford Community College Outside Resource Verification and Billing Form.

Submit both forms to Financial Aid who will send the forms to the donor for processing. 

Complete the top portion of the Harford Community College Outside Resource Verification and Billing Form.

Submit that, along with the letter/email request from the donor, to Jane Tilghman who will send the forms to the donor for processing. 

If the scholarship does not cover the remaining balance of your tuition and fees you will need to make payment arrangements and be reimbursed for the scholarship when it is received.