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Calhoun Community College Announces Call for 2018-19 Scholarship Applications

November 1, 2017

Calhoun Community College and the Calhoun Foundation are now accepting applications for scholarship awards for the 2018-19 academic year. The scholarships are competitively awarded based on criteria such as academic success, demonstrated leadership, community service and financial need. There are several categories of awards available, including institutional scholarships and donor-funded awards; deadline to apply is March 1, 2018.

Dr. Jim Klauber, Calhoun president, noted the importance of providing scholarships to qualified students, stating that, “Through our various scholarship opportunities, we are able to offer financial support to many of our very deserving students to help them realize their academic and career goals. We encourage all current and incoming students to the college to apply for these scholarship awards.”

Interested students need only complete one application form, which will qualify them for consideration for any and 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

Presidential Honors Program Scholarships

The criteria for these scholarships is determined by the Honors Program coordinators in conjunction with the Scholarship Committee. Scholarships will cover full tuition and fees up to 15 credit hours for fall and spring semesters and is guaranteed for two years as long as the student remains in the Presidential Honors Program.

Academic Scholarships

These scholarships are 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 Calhoun’s 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 March 1st. Students selected for these awards must still complete a scholarship application by the March 1st deadline.

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 awarded based on the availability of funding. Students interested in obtaining a scholarship for the summer term should complete the listed application requirements by March 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.