What is the HC Brands Scholarship and Does it Apply to Me?

What is the Scholarship?

HC Brands, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is passionate about providing opportunities to students of all ages. From elementary school field trips and school donation drives, to a new and exciting scholarship program, HC Brands cares about education. In January 2021, HC Brands will award a scholarship to one college level Marketing or Communications student in the amount of $1,000.


What are the requirements I must meet to enter?

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited university or college
  • Must provide proof of enrollment in the form of transcripts or other official documents
  • Must be working towards a degree in Marketing or Communications (or similar, as determined by HC Brands)

Entry Rules

What must I do to enter for a chance to receive the scholarship?

  1. Must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  2. Must be currently enrolled at an accredited university or community college
  3. Must submit 1,000 word essay to education@hcbrands.com by the deadline
  4. Must be working towards a degree in eCommerce Marketing or Technology (or similar, as determined by HC Brands)

Essay Requirements

  • Essay must be at least 1,000 words but no more than 1,200 words
  • Explain your dream job! What would you do in communications, marketing or tech?
  • Tell us why you think you’re cut out for your chosen career path
  • Tell us what you think makes you the most eligible candidate for the scholarship
  • Tell us how the scholarship will help you and how you plan to use it
  • Tell us how you represent our Core Values: Passion, Grit, Accountability, Curiosity, Collaboration and Winning

How to Apply

Deadline to apply: November 30th 2021

One winner will be selected and notified on or before January 5, 2022 (terms and conditions apply)

To apply, email us at: education@hcbrands.com

Your application must:

  1. Be sent from your academic email address
  2. Include your full attached essay (in PDF, Word doc. format)
  3. Your email & essay must both include your full name & your telephone number so we can reach you
  4. You must also include in your email full details of where and what you are studying in order to verify eligibility

Who Are We?

HCBrands.com is a leading manufacturer and eCommerce provider of custom work essentials and personal gifts that range from rubber stamps to name tags, signs, and face masks to cutting boards and wine glasses.

  • 9+ eCommerce brands all serving different customers and markets
  • Based in Jacksonville, FL, but with manufacturing facilities in Austin, TX & Salem, MA
  • Rapidly growing Multi-Million $ business
  • Marketing presence on most digital marketplaces
  • Learn more about HC Brands and our team

Why do we offer a scholarship?

At HC Brands we're driven by a spirit of philanthropy. Giving back is our passion! Our Owner and CEO, Bryan Croft, ensures that a giving spirit remains a defining characteristic of our company. We're always looking for ways to serve not only Northeast Florida, but also the United States and the world. (Learn about Haiti180). Along with our scholarship program and other initiatives, we also offer internships, both paid and unpaid, in varying time lengths and departments. Learn more about our internship program !