The HFC Foundation, through donations, provides scholarship opportunities to support students from diverse backgrounds and interests who seek education in a wide variety of programs on campus. For further information about the HFC scholarship program, contact the HFC Foundation Office: 313-845-9620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Fill Out General Application
Applications are accepted annually beginning January 1. The 2021 deadline is March 31. We encourage you to apply early.
Once you complete the application, you are automatically matched to scholarships for which you are eligible.
2. Apply for Scholarships
You also have the option of applying for additional HFC scholarships that require more information. After filling out the general application, search for opportunities that match your background, interests, or program.
The eligibility criteria and application requirements vary, but typically require an application, a short series of questions, a short essay, and or a letter of recommendation.
Award offers are made in April and May and the funds may be utilized for that upcoming fall, winter, spring and summer school year. Notification and All correspondences will be sent through HawkMail.
Students are required to provide a thank you letter to the donor as a condition of accepting the scholarship.
Scholarships from Outside Sources
In addition to scholarships offered by HFC, scholarships are available from many other sources including high schools, places of worship, community civic groups and employers. We encourage students to check with their high school counselor, the reference section of the library, and organizations you and/or your parents may be affiliated with. In addition, Internet search engines may result in finding many scholarship opportunities.
Some websites that may be helpful with your search for scholarships include:
- MI Student Aid;
- College Resource Network;
- Federal Student Aid;
- Scholarships.com; and
- Scholarship Hunter.
Avoiding Scams When Looking for Scholarships
Unfortunately, some individuals or companies find students and parents searching for ways to pay for college as easy targets for scholarship scams. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautions students in search of scholarships to be wary of any individual or organization that asks for money by claiming any of the following:
- “The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back”;
- “You can’t get this information anywhere else”;
- “I need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship";
- “We will do all the work";
- “The scholarship will cost some money"; and
- “You have been selected by a ‘national foundation’ to receive a scholarship or ‘you are a finalist’ in a contest you never entered.”
The FTC, the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of the Inspector General provide excellent information regarding financial aid scams and warning signs. More information is available at: