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Calhoun Opens 2020-2021 Scholarship Applications

October 27, 2020

Calhoun Community College and the Calhoun Foundation are now accepting applications for scholarship awards for the 2020-21 academic year. The scholarships are awarded based on a variety of criteria such as academic success, demonstrated leadership, community service, and financial need as well as many with no minimum GPA or ACT requirements. There are several categories of awards available, including institutional scholarships and donor-funded awards; the deadline to apply is February 1, 2021.

“Although every student’s financial need is different, they all have the same goal, which is to obtain their college degree,” commented Dr. Joe Burke, Calhoun Interim President. “The College and our Foundation team work tirelessly to assist our students in accomplishing both goals, but in order to do that, we need the students to meet us halfway and apply,” he added.

“Through our various scholarship opportunities, we are able to offer financial support to many of our very deserving students to help them reach their academic and career goals,” commented Johnette Davis, Calhoun Foundation Director. “This is why we are strongly encouraging all current and incoming students to apply for these scholarship awards as so many are not awarded each year,” she added.

Interested students will only need to complete one application form to be considered for all Calhoun scholarship opportunities. The online application and additional information may be found on the Calhoun website at

All students interested in applying for a scholarship must have a completed admissions application on file with the Calhoun Admissions Office and also complete and submit a Federal Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) application. For more details on the scholarships, visit the Scholarships Page on the Calhoun website.

Institutional Scholarships — Awards sponsored by Calhoun Community College

Eligibility Criteria:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (Honors Program: high school 3.5 or higher, college 3.0 or higher with 12 credit bearing hours)
  • ACT of 20 or higher (Honors Program: 24 or higher)
  • United States citizen

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. This scholarship is guaranteed for two years as long as the student remains in the Presidential Honors Program.

Academic Scholarships

This scholarship is available to any student (incoming or current). Awardees are selected by a multidisciplinary scholarship committee. Preference is given to students with GPAs 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 our service area receives two Principal’s Choice Award. 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 1st.

College Service Scholarships:

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

Summer Scholarships

Summer scholarships may be available based on forfeitures from prior recipients. 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.

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