District Scholars (IDIS)

This District Scholars Award is available to high school graduates entering their first year at Hocking College. The applicant must apply by March 1, must be enrolled full-time and must be from Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Perry, Pickaway or Ross County. Students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.0. The District Scholars Award is $2500 per year for up to four semesters.

HC Foundation Scholarships

Hocking College Foundation Scholarships will vary. The criteria and scholarship amount is specific per donor wishes.

Hocking College Employee Funded Scholarship

The employees of Hocking College have historically been very generous in contributing to the success of our students. Each year, employees donate a portion of their paychecks to fund scholarship awards to deserving students. The scholarships are given to students from every discipline who exhibit scholastic achievement and financial need.

Hocking College Presidential Scholarship

This is a new scholarship available to select high school students who demonstrate academic progress and leadership within their school and/or community and graduating with a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or above. Finalists for this scholarship will participate in an interview with the President and/or members of the Scholarship Committee. Students who are expected to graduate within the same academic year are eligible to apply and can apply through the online STARS portal. Students selected will make Hocking College their first choice college attended within the current year. Recipients of this award must be enrolled full-time; must serve as a Student Ambassador for the college; must live on campus; must successfully complete a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester; and, must maintain a 3.5 grade point average or above for renewal. The Presidential Scholarship covers in-state tuition and room and board (up to $3,000) per semester and is renewable for a maximum of 4 semesters in the degree program, two for certificate or diploma.

Hocking College Provost's Excellence Scholarship

Consideration of this award will be given to continuing students who have earned at least 28 credits and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. The Provost's scholarship covers up to $1,500 per semester towards in-state tuition for up to 2 semesters. Recipients of this award must be enrolled full-time and must demonstrate academic prowess. Current Hocking students may apply via the online STARS portal.

Jack O. McClenaghan Academic Scholarship

Jack O. McClenaghan was a prominent businessman in Lancaster, Ohio. He was a devoted supporter of Hocking College and the college's McClenaghan Center for Hospitality Training is named in honor of Jack. In 1988, he started the JOMc Scholarship to benefit students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend Hocking College because of a lack of financial resources. The scholarship has grown to be Hocking's largest endowed scholarship fund.

Scholarship awards are available to students in all areas of study who are residents of Ohio. Recipients are chosen based on academic performance, potential contribution to the local economy, and financial need.

Transfer Excellence Award

The Transfer Excellence Award is available to students who are transferring from another college into Hocking College. Students must have a minimum of 28 earned credits and a grade point average of 2.5 or above. The Transfer Excellence Award is $500 per semester up to 3 semesters.

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