HCC Cares about our students. We have designated funds available for students facing a financial need. With our Lavender Fund, students can apply for funds to help cover emergency needs (related or not related to COVID-19). 

Through the generosity of individuals and organizations, the HCC Foundation helps students that may be facing barriers to accomplishing their educational goals.

Typical funding needs that students request include:

  • Transportation needs (public transportation, gas, etc.)
  • Child Care
  • Heating and utility assistance
  • Housing
  • Food and Hunger assistance


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HCC offers numerous scholarships for students. Don't let tuition costs be a barrier on your educational journey. Scholarships Available. See what you qualify for! Haywood Community College

Scholarship Application Process:

  1. Enroll at HCC


  1. Apply for Financial Aid


  1. Complete your Scholarship Application

Scholarship recipients are selected by our Scholarship Committee. For more information regarding the scoring of applications, please view the Rubric used by the review committee.

Additional Opportunities

The Finish Line Grant

  • Students that have had a financial emergency that may prevent completion of courses.
  • Students currently enrolled at HCC with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and in good standing
  • Students within two semesters of completing their program (50% complete)

To apply for this grant, reach out to our scholarship experts at hcc-scholarships@haywood.edu


Outside scholarship opportunities are also available. For more information, visit Outside Scholarships

Questions for our team? We’re here to help!

Financial Aid: hcc-aid@haywood.edu; 828-627-4756

Scholarships: hcc-scholarships@haywood.edu; 828-565-4120