Funds without descriptions should be self-explanatory. Several scholarships fall under more than one criteria but for organizational purposes, they are categorized under one section only.

If you have any questions regarding a specific fund, please contact the Foundation office at 253-7114. To donate to any of these funds, click here.


Larry Kogut ScholarshipDegree seeking student planning to major in Accounting. Larry Kogut was a former employee at HCC and also involved with the Florida Association of Accounting Educators.
Campus Specific Scholarships
Brandon Campus Book Fund
Dale Mabry Campus Book Fund
Southshore Campus Book Fund
Plant City Campus Book Fund
Ybor Campus Book Fund
Hospitality and Culinary
Xavier Cannella ScholarshipScholarship awarded to students who plan to become teachers.
Financial Need
Wings ProgramMust be in Wings program. Offers support to students pursuing Associate in Science (AS) degrees or college credit certificates. Partial tuition, funds for textbooks, and some childcare assistance are among the services provided to eligible students. To qualify, students must be eligible for a Pell Grant.
The Gwendolyn and Steve Stephenson Endowed Scholarship Need-based scholarship created in honor of HCC’s sixth President and her husband.
DreamKeepers Student Emergency FundDreamkeepers (DK) Emergency Scholarship Fund makes it possible for HCC students to stay in school in the face of emergencies that might otherwise cause them to drop out. An emergency is defined as an unexpected situation, which demands immediate attention of the student (not an ongoing expense) that significantly interferes with the student’s ability to stay enrolled in school.
First Generation
First Generation in CollegeState matched meaning your donation is matched.
Health Care Scholarships
HealthcareEstablished for any healthcare related scholarship program.
Cathy Zaccari Memorial Nursing ScholarshipCathy Zaccari died suddenly at the age of 48. She was a registered nurse. Her family created this scholarship in her memory.
Dental HygieneThis fund was created by two HCC employees who are no longer at the college. Funds are slowly being depleted and need replenishing.
HOPE Scholars ScholarshipsMust be in HOPE Scholars program. HOPE Scholars is a program designed to improve retention, graduation and the four year college transfer rate of African American and Hispanic males. Scholars in the program are provided tutorial services and attend workshops, seminars, and four-year college or university tours. Scholars also benefit from faculty mentoring and the opportunity to build relationships beyond their classrooms.
General Scholarship
HCC Kids CollegeHCC Kids’ College Scholarship fund makes it possible for youths of low-income families in our community to attend a week of summer camp and create life-long memories at HCC through the amazing programs offered. Kids College provides youth with engaging activities that challenges them intellectually, physically and creatively. Make a difference in a child’s life!
International Student Scholarship The Center for International Education and HCC Foundation have established the International Student Scholarship to help academically dedicated F-1 international students achieve their goals. Three scholarships (one, $1000 scholarship and two, $500 scholarships) will be awarded.
Phoenix ScholarshipLennard H.S. graduate, family in migratory agricultural work.
Vet Tech ProgramFor students pursuing an AS in Veterinary Technology.
Paralegal Program
Judge Robert J. Simms Paralegal Program
Program/Other Support
Brandon Campus Fund
Dale Mabry Campus Fund
Dale Mabry Campus Art Fund
Dr. Lydia Daniel Honors Institute This special Naming Campaign is a $250,000 fundraising initiative to endow support for the Honors Institute and to name it for founding Director Dr. Lydia Daniel. Your gift will support Honors student scholarships, special programs, student research, experiential learning and travel.
FL-ATEFlorida Advanced Technological Education Center.
Plant City Campus Fund
Resources for Excellence GrantsProvides staff and full and part-time faculty a financial resource to implement programs that broaden the scope of the curriculum, enhance the college experience and improve student achievement.
Ybor Campus Fund
Ybor Campus Art Gallery Fund
Ybor Campus Music Fund
Southshore Campus Fund
Global Education and Student Travel FundFor students interested in traveling abroad to widen their perspective on the environment and global citizenship.
Workforce Training
Workforce Training ScholarshipScholarships for students enrolled in automotive, welding, firefighting, law enforcement.
Firefighter Uniform Scholarship
Law Enforcement Uniform Scholarship
Entrepreneurship and Innovation ScholarshipAll veterans and active duty military enrolled in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Certificate Program at the Dale Mabry campus are eligible to apply for a scholarship.