Scholarship Instructions and FAQs

It is very important to read the instructions and FAQs below before proceeding to apply for scholarships!

  1. Make sure you have your HCC student ID number and that it is correct. If you do not know your HCC student ID number, you can find it on your HCC acceptance letter, or login to your Haywired account and click on the “My Academic Profile” link in the “Students” box.
  2. The FAFSA is required if you want to apply for scholarships, even if you know you are not eligible to receive federal or state financial aid. It is used to measure your financial need.  Please make sure your FAFSA is complete!
  3. Many scholarships are specific to your program of study. Enroll as a student in a curriculum program at HCC and declare a major.
  4. Obtain a working email address. Scholarship award letters will be emailed to you at the email address you provide.
  5. You may log out of the scholarship application at any time, just make sure to save your information before closing it out.
  6. Do not click the “Remember Me” box on the login page if you are using a public computer!
  7. You must be registered for classes to be awarded a scholarship!

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I do not have or do not know my GPA?
If you do not have or know your GPA from high school or college, simply enter 0 (zero) in the required field on the application. This will not disqualify you from any scholarships. Your HCC GPA will be imported from your student records.
What if I do not know how many earned credits I have?
Enter 0 (zero) in the required field. This will not disqualify you from any scholarships; it is for informational purposes only.
What is HWDCC Graduation Date?
This is the month/year you expect to graduate from HCC. If you do not know, just enter the date you think you may graduate. This will not disqualify you from any scholarships; it is for informational purposes only.
A scholarship I am eligible to apply for says that the amount varies. What does this mean?
Scholarships that have the award amount listed as “varies” are our endowed scholarships that generate different amounts of money to award each year.
Who is considered a “non-traditional student?”
A non-traditional student at HCC is defined as one or more of the following:
  • a student who has been out of school for 10 years or more
  • a student who is over 30 years old
  • a student who is making a career change


If you have any questions during the application process, please call (828) 565-4170 or email

This page was last modified on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11:27 AM