Adults who want to earn a college degree or vocational certification are often juggling many things. They may be taking care of families, working full time or part time, and/or dealing with personal circumstances. On top of these obligations, they may be wondering how they will pay for school.

To help Harrison County adults have the funding they need to work toward completing their educational goals, the Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) is offering adult scholarships for the spring 2019 semester. HCCF’s online Spring 2019 Adult Scholarship Application is available at in the Nontraditional Scholarships tab. Applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. to be considered.

Adult students 25 years or older, who want to work toward obtaining an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or vocational certification, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must show proof of Harrison County residency for the past two years. Applicants can use documents such as tax forms, housing receipts or utility bills to verify residency.

A maximum of $5,000 per recipient per calendar year may be awarded. Scholarship awards may be used for tuition, course-related fees and books.

For more information about the Adult Scholarship Program or to get questions answered, contact Heather Stafford, Director of Programs, at 812-738-6668 or

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