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Hartnell College Scholarship Program

Hartnell College Scholarship Program

Hartnell College offers a variety of scholarships for new, continuing, and transfer students. Scholarships are available for students who show academic interest, financial need, scholastic achievement, a desire to succeed, and community or campus involvement. A single application places students in consideration for many scholarships.

Most scholarships are funded through generous contributions to the Hartnell College Foundation by community groups, businesses, foundations, and individuals who value education and want to make a difference in the lives of our students.

Some donors are looking for students with a particular interest or area of study, like future nurses, math majors, or budding poets. Others may want to provide opportunities for students of a particular background, like those who are the first in their families to go to college, or students who served in the armed forces. In your application, you should tell us about yourself, and we will match you up with the scholarships for which you are eligible. You may even qualify for more than one scholarship!

Keep reading to learn about our quick and easy streamlined application process, and then get started on funding your future!


 Important News and Updates regarding scholarships


Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Hartnell College scholarships, you must:
·  be currently enrolled and maintain a minimum of 9 units each semester
·  maintain a 2.7 grade point average or better each semester.

Application Procedure

You must submit the following documents, either typed or printed in black ink, with your name on each document, to the Hartnell College Scholarship Office.
·  Application - A completed Hartnell College scholarship application.
·  Personal statement - A one-page statement that includes the following:

  • Your name.
  • Statement or discussion of you future personal and academic goals.
  • Explanation of your financial need, including any special circumstances.
  • Your Signature

·  Letter of Recommendation - One letter of recommendation from an individual whom is familiar with your academic progress and future goals, such as a teacher or counselor.

*Transcripts will be obtained by the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office at the end of fall semester.
Please do not staple your documents.

 




Hartnell College Scholarships Program for High School Seniors
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
Awards normally range from $500 - $2,500

 Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Hartnell College high school scholarships, you must:
·  Be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units and maintain a 2.7 grade point average or better during the academic year you were awarded your scholarship.

Application Procedure

You must submit the following documents, either typed or printed in black ink, with your name on each document, to the Hartnell College Scholarship Office.
·  Application - A completed Hartnell College High School Senior scholarship application.
·  Personal statement - A one-page statement that includes the following:

  • Your name.
  • Statement or discussion of you future personal and academic goals.
  • Explanation of your financial need, including any special circumstances.
  • Your Signature

·  Letter of Recommendation - One letter of recommendation from an individual whom is familiar with your     academic progress and future goals, such as a teacher or counselor.
·  High School Transcripts – Please submit all unofficial transcripts from your high school(s) attended.
·  Current class schedule -  A schedule of classes you are taking during the current semester.

Please do not staple your documents.

 

Hartnell College Scholarship Program FAQ’s

Where can I submit my application documents?

Please submit your application and documents to the Scholarship Office in room located in the Student Services Building. If you chose to mail us your materials, it must be postmarked no later than deadline date to: Hartnell College Scholarship Office 411 Central Ave., Salinas, CA 93901.

Scholarship Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fridays: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Please no faxes.

What happens after I submit my application documents?

Applications will be reviewed by a committee in the spring, for awards to be made the next fall. Eligibility criteria will be confirmed at this time, and you will be notified by mail of your status. The selection committee will include Hartnell College faculty members or the Hartnell College Foundation Scholarship Committee.

If you are selected, your scholarship check or checks will be mailed to you at the beginning of next semester, provided that you still meet enrollment and eligibility criteria, AND that you write a thank-you letter to the donor of your scholarship.

* High School Seniors - A selection committee from your high school will be reviewing your applications and will notify the Hartnell College Scholarship Office of their recipients.

What is a thank you letter?
A thank you letter is a well written letter or card from a student to the donor letting them know that his or her scholarship was greatly appreciated.  Your letter reminds them why they gave in the first place and often help secure continuing gifts for future students. If you have received more than one scholarship award, you must write a thank you letter for each. What to include in your thank you letter:

    • Address your letter to Dear Scholarship Donor.
    • Include the name of the scholarship you received.
    • Write clearly and concisely.
    • Double check for grammatical errors.
    • Be sincere

What if I have questions?
If our Scholarship Program brochure does not answers them, please visit the Scholarship Office is in the Student Services Building, or call us at 831-755-6811.