Through scholarships the Foundation supports HCC students in their quest to further their education & secure a better future.
The Hibbing Community College Foundation is a charitable, non-profit corporation dedicated to raising funds for Hibbing Community College. The Foundation partners with donors to support and strengthen the College’s role in serving the educational needs of the community.
Many lives are touched by the efforts of the Hibbing Community College Foundation board members – all of whom are volunteers. The spirit and generosity of our many donors makes it possible for the Foundation to continually serve the students who are working hard as they travel their pathways to the future.
With a challenging economy upon us, unemployment on the rise and uncertainty in the world, the role of Hibbing Community College in our community is more important than ever. Affordable, accessible and quality education is vital to our community and essential to countless individuals.
Each year, with the help of generous donors, the Hibbing Community College Foundation awards more than $30,000 in scholarships to deserving students – offering the hope of a brighter future through education that may otherwise be unattainable.
"Thank you for giving me the honor of accepting a $500.00 scholarship from the Dr. Ben Owens Scholarship fund. It will truly help with continuing my education. Thank you Dr. Ben Owens Scholarships for your support"
-Joannah, Hibbing, Minn.
"Dear HCC Foundation, Thank you so much for awarding me the Hazel Heldt Scholarship in the amount of $600.00. It will tremendously help with my college expenses. I am very honored to be chosen as a recipient of this scholarship. Thanks Again!" Sincerely,
-Melissa, Hibbing, Minn.
"I wish to convey my deep gratitude in choosing me to receive a $500 scholarship. Your consideration means more to me than words can say, and I look forward to starting school at HCC next year." Sincerely,
-Kate, Chisholm, Minn.
"I would like to thank everyone who was or who took part in awarding me this scholarship. This is a great honor and I'm very thankful for this scholarship. This will be a large help to my 2010 Fall semester. So once again thank you for this."
-Justin, Gilbert, Minn.
"Learning is my passion. I want to set an example for my children and show them that it is never too late if you're dedicated. This gift will help alleviate some of my financial obstacles as I work toward my career and personal goals. THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN ME!"
Roy Carlson, a retired Cobb Cook Elementary School teacher, recently donated enough money so that two students per year for the next 15 years will each receive a $3000 scholarship.
Kotonias Dental Scholarship - “Since I was seven years old I have aspired to become a dentist. To me, it is the perfect job. Being able to help the community with assessing and treating their oral health conditions, along with developing a friendly, trustworthy doctor-patient relationship is tremendously admirable. The scholarship has not only helped me financially, but it has further inspired me to pursue a career in dentistry. As a dentist, I plan to return to my hometown of Hibbing and practice dentistry.”
Mark Rostvold Scholarship - Marjorie Rostvold Filippi wanted a way to honor her brother Mark after his passing in 2010. Formerly of Nashwauk, Minn., Rostvold was an alum of Hibbing Junior College, a Navy veteran and an educator. “Hibbing Junior College [as it was known then] offered great opportunities to us,” Filippi wrote in a letter to HCC. I feel Mark would be pleased to be a part of Hibbing Community College’s scholarship awards.”