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Our Investment in You 

Thanks to the generosity of individual, corporate, foundation, alumni donors, and many more, we’re able to offer scholarships to deserving students like you. More than 1,000 students earn scholarships each year to cover tuition, fees and books!


Collin College Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship applications for Spring 2024 semester are now closed (Deadline was Oct 31 at 11:59 p.m.). Applications are now being reviewed and students will be informed of award status in December 2023.

Application Steps


-Must have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA or equivalent 


-Must take six or more credit hours each semester


-Must have a current/valid Collin College student account with no registration or cashier hold


-Must be classified on your student account as a degree or certificate-seeking student

-Must have a valid/current North Texas mailing address on your student account


-If you are a high school student, you must take at least two dual credit classes each semester  


-There are no SAT or ACT scores, letters of recommendations or transcripts required!

What you need to know

-Scholarships are not awarded on a first come-first submitted basis. Take your time to complete applications and essays. 


-Neither the Foundation nor the College offers scholarships based strictly on grade point average (GPA) or class ranking. 


-Foundation scholarships are awarded based upon a variety of factors including program major, academics, residency, financial need, community service, and overall content of your essays/application.  


-The application consists of general questions and three open-ended questions: What do you want to major in and why? What volunteer service have you done in the community? Why do you need money for college?


-Proper grammar and spelling are extremely important when completing the essays.


-International students and non-U.S. citizens are welcome to apply and may be eligible to receive general fund scholarships.


-Transfer scholarships are available each fall. (See details at the bottom of the page.)


-All applicants who complete the general application will be matched to opportunities for which they qualify.


-Students can browse available opportunities but are unable to apply to specific opportunities. The list of scholarships is continually updated.


The Foundation does not offer scholarships for any of the following:

-Students registered as "Non-Degree Seeking" or taking non credit classes


-Students taking continuing education classes


-Scholarships based on athletic performance or artistic performance 


-Summer or wintermester only classes


-Dual enrolled students (taking classes at Collin College + 4-year University)


-High school freshman or sophomores


-Cover the cost of housing or meals


Transferring to a university? Apply for the Lebrecht-Hites Transfer Scholarship!

Funded by the estate of World War II Veteran Royden L. Lebrecht and the Hites Foundation, the Lebrecht Hites Transfer Scholarship provides $2,500 per semester for four semesters to two Collin College students who are continuing at one of our university partner institutions. To qualify for the Lebrecht Hites Family Transfer Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale and maintain a 2.75 GPA or higher the first semester at the transfer institution and 3.0 GPA or higher in all subsequent semesters
  • Complete 60 hours at Collin College by the end of June
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a Collin College faculty member
  • Be a member of the honors program or have taken honors courses
  • Been highly involved or held a leadership role in a student group or community organization.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, preferably a Collin County resident 

Other Scholarship Opportunities 

External Scholarship Opportunities