The Hinds Community College Foundation seeks to enhance the educational mission of the college in many ways but primarily by awarding scholarships to deserving students. Foundation Scholarship awards are based on classroom excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities, financial need, desire for achievement, and letters of recommendation. Criteria vary per Foundation scholarship.

Unless otherwise indicated, Foundation Scholarships are awarded to full-time students who enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours. Minimum grade point average varies per Foundation scholarship; however all applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above. Students wishing to be considered for scholarships on the basis of financial need should have the results of their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) sent to Hinds CC prior to the February 15 deadline.

Foundation scholarship candidates must submit all required documentation by February 15 each year to the Office of Enrollment Services, P.O. Box 1100, Raymond, MS 39154 for consideration. For more information on Foundation Scholarship requirements, please call 601.857.3744.

  1. Application for Admission to Hinds Community College

  2. Application for Foundation Scholarships

  3. Two letters of recommendation from individuals representing school, church, community, civic, work, etc. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure their recommendations have been submitted to the Office of Enrollment Services by February 15. Please use this standard recommendation form.

  4. A typed resume, which includes a list of achievements, honors, extracurricular activities, work, etc.  Email your resume to

  5. A copy of high school transcript or equivalency diploma transcript or college transcripts, if applicable (Transcripts submitted for Foundation Scholarship purposes may be unofficial and will not be used for admission purposes.  Transcripts should include current cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above).  If GPA is not listed on the high school transcript, you must submit a signed High School GPA Verification Form verifying a high school GPA of 2.0 or above.

  6. ACT scores (or high school equivalency diploma scores, if applicable).

Incomplete application packets will not be considered for a Foundation Scholarship.

All requirements must be postmarked or delivered in person by February 15 to the Office of Enrollment Services on the Raymond Campus. Scholarship decisions are generally made in early April and are awarded for the Fall semester. For questions, please call 601.857.3744 or email