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Calhoun Community College is Now Accepting 2020-2021 Scholarship Applications

November 14, 2019

Calhoun Community College has now opened the application process for its 2020-2021 scholarship awards. Scholarships are competitively awarded based on criteria such as academic success, demonstrated leadership, community service and financial need. There are several categories of awards available, including institutional scholarships and donor-funded awards; deadline to apply is February 1, 2020.

Calhoun Interim President Dr. Joe Burke noted the importance of providing scholarships to qualified students, stating that, “Through our various scholarship opportunities, we are able to offer financial support to many of our very deserving students to help them achieve their academic and career goals. We encourage all current and incoming Calhoun students to apply for these scholarship awards.”

To begin the scholarship process, interested students should complete an application for admission to the college with the Calhoun Admissions Office. From there, the student must complete and submit a Federal Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) application. One completed scholarship application is required and will qualify the student for consideration of all Calhoun scholarship opportunities. This information is located on the Calhoun Scholarships page.

Institutional Scholarships — Awards sponsored by Calhoun Community College

Presidential Honors Program Scholarships

The criteria for this scholarship is determined by the Honors Program coordinators in conjunction with the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship will cover in-state tuition and fees up to 15 credit hours for fall and spring semesters. The scholarship is guaranteed for two-years as long as the student remains in the Presidential Honors Program.

Academic Scholarships

These scholarships are available to any student (incoming or current). Awardees are selected by a multidisciplinary scholarship committee. Preference is given to students with GPA’s of 3.0 or higher. ACT scores are taken into consideration when awarding high school seniors. This is a one-year scholarship for $2,000 ($1,000 per semester).

Principal’s Choice Scholarships

Each eligible high school in Calhoun’s service area receives two Principal’s Choice Awards. This is a one-year scholarship for $1,500 ($750 per semester). Eligibility is contingent upon a 3.0 GPA and ACT score of 20 or higher.

Nominations from the high school principal/counselor must be submitted to the Scholarship Office by February 1. Students selected for these awards are required to complete a scholarship application by the February 1 deadline.

College Service Scholarships:

  • Phi Theta Kappa Officers
  • Student Government Association
  • Muse (Calhoun’s literary publication) Co-Editors
  • Warhawk Student Ambassadors
  • Fine Arts (Art, Chorale, Graphic Design, Jazz Band, and Theatre)

Summer Scholarships

Summer scholarships may be awarded based on the availability of funding. Students interested in obtaining a scholarship for the summer term should complete the listed application requirements by February 1.

Foundation Scholarships – Awards sponsored by donors

Eligibility criteria varies for each award. Eligible scholarship applicants will be matched with the available scholarships reflective of their scholarship application.

For more information on scholarships, please contact the Calhoun Community College Scholarship Office at or at 256-713-4823.

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