Below is a list of scholarships KCC's Financial Aid Office has selected that are of special interest to our students, including KCC's Foundation awards, available only to KCC students.

College Scholarships

varies – varies (Deadline: 12/31/2017)

College scholarships come in many forms, ranging from awards based on academic or athletic performance to those intended for members of minority groups, such as African Americans or members of the LGBTQ community. Many people use the terms “scholarship” and “grant” interchangeably, due to the fact that neither requires repayment. However, there are differences between the two. Grants usually come from the state or federal government and are largely awarded on need (scholarships awards are generally merit-based). Read on to learn more about finding and applying to credible scholarship programs.

Jessica Hand Cream Center Scholarship

$1,000 – 1 (Deadline: 12/12/2017)

Eligibility Requirements In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during 2017 year 2. Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name, address, and the name of the institution you are attending or plan to attend 3. Must provide your written assay by the deadline of 12/12/2017 A winner will be chosen on 20/12/2017 All essay submissions should be sent to:

ClickitTicket Annual College Scholarship Program

$500 – 1 (Deadline: 12/1/2017)

Eligibility requirements: U.S. high school seniors and college students are encouraged to apply. You must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA and at least 18 years old. Application Process: Students should write an essay between 1000 and 2500 words on a topic found on our website at For all of the participation rules, terms and conditions, visit this page.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

varies – varies (Deadline: 10/24/2017)

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation seeks outstanding community college students with financial need for its Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 annually to high-achieving students and recent alumni from community colleges or two-year institutions who intend to pursue bachelor's degrees at accredited four-year institutions in Fall 2018. If you know any students who stand out for their exceptional academic abilities and achievements, persistence, leadership, and desire to help others, please encourage them to visit the Cooke Foundation’s website to learn more. The application deadline is October 24, 2017

iGrad Scholarship Opportunities

varies – varies (Deadline: 6/30/2018)

Through our partnership with Solutions at ECMC, KCC is happy to make available iGrad's Scholarship Center. This searchable database, containing thousands of awards, is updated weekly to ensure scholarships are quality, up to date and have the best interest of students in mind. Log in and apply now!!!

2017 Veteran Benefits Scholarship

TBD – 1 (Deadline: 12/31/2017)

Eligibility for Aid and Attendance Pension By answering a few simple questions we are able to determine your possible eligibility for the Aid and Attendance pension benefit by using our Veteran Aid and Attendance pension benefit questionnaire. To get started click here Any wartime veteran with 90 days of active duty, 1 day beginning or ending during a period of war, is eligible to apply for the Aid & Attendance Improved Pension. A surviving spouse (marriage must have ended due to death of veteran) of a wartime veteran may also apply. The individual applying must qualify both medically and financially. Medical Qualifications for Aid and Attendance Benefit: •A wartime veteran or surviving spouse must need the assistance of another person to perform daily tasks, such as eating, dressing, undressing, taking care of the needs of nature, etc. Blind individuals, patients in a nursing home for mental or physical incapacity, or residents in an assisted living facility also qualify. •This application will require a medical evaluation from a physician, current medical issues, net worth limitations, and net income, along with out-of-pocket medical expenses. Financial Qualifications for Aid and Attendance Benefit: •An applicant must have on average less than $80,000 in assets, excluding their home and vehicles.

AAA CreditGuide Scholarship Program

$1,000 – 1 (Deadline: 12/15/2017)

How You Can Apply Eligible students may submit a written essay on the following topic: “Why is credit important to your future and how have you worked to achieve your own good credit?” Essays must be a minimum of 800 words. To be considered a competitive candidate, you should demonstrate a working knowledge of credit scores and their importance both during college and beyond. Primary sources are encouraged and should be properly cited within the paper. Essays may be submitted in one of three ways: 1.As a Microsoft Word attachment sent to 2.Published anywhere online, including a personal blog or other website, with the link sent to 3.Uploaded as a YouTube video. Both the video link and text version of the essay should both be sent to When submitting your essay, also be sure to include the following information about yourself: •Full name •A copy of’s Content Contribution Agreement •Name of college or university, major, and anticipated graduation date •Copy of most recent transcript

Foundation Directory Online

various – various (Deadline: 8/17/2018)

Need money for classes and books without debt? Search for potential scholarships on campus student-use computers by visiting the LRC page of MyKCC, or by clicking the attached link.

In addition, the KCC Foundation offers scholarships during the Fall term annually. Please look for submittal dates beginning in October of each year. You may contact The Foundation office at 541-880-2245 or see the Foundation page for student scholarship and scholarship donation information.