At Corning Community College, we believe that everyone deserves a higher education. Our programs are affordable, and in addition to financial aid, we offer more than 40 scholarships to help you afford your education. Simply fill out our Common Scholarship Application, and you will be considered for all scholarships for which you qualify. Scholarship availability depends on funding for current-year distribution and can fluctuate on an annual basis.
Applications for the 2014–2015 academic year are due April 1, 2014. Please review the information below before beginning your application.
Scholarship Application Requirements
- The 2014–2015 CCC Scholarship Application must be completed and submitted all at one time. You will not be able to fill out the form partially and complete it later. Please have all materials prepared ahead of time.
- At least one letter of recommendation is required. Letters should be from individuals (other than relatives) who are familiar with you and your educational goals. The scholarship application will ask you to identify the names of individuals who will submit a letter on your behalf. Letters must indicate your name as the applicant, and be received prior to the scholarship application deadline. Materials must be mailed to: CCC Student Administrative Services, Scholarship Committee, 1 Academic Dr., Corning, NY 14830.
- An essay is required (250-word minimum) as part of your application. In your essay, please answer the following questions: What are your educational and career goals? How can CCC help you achieve them? How do you demonstrate your strong character? What inspires you to strive for excellence? How do you plan to contribute to CCC's learning community (e.g. through your participation in the classroom, events, leadership, clubs, sports, etc.)?
- To be considered for scholarships with criteria based on financial need, you must submit your FAFSA by April 1, 2014.
- Incomplete applications or materials received after the deadline will not be reviewed (this includes letters of recommendation and FAFSA).
- Scholarship awards are distributed in two equal installments (fall and spring). In order to receive the second distribution, you must return for the spring semester, maintain appropriate enrollment status, and remain in good academic standing.
- Please note that receiving a scholarship can impact your eligibility for state and federal financial aid.
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