Applying for Bedichek-Orman Grants

Bedichek-Orman Grants

Funding Professional Development


Bedichek-Orman Grants are designated to assist full-time and part-time faculty fund professional development endeavors such as membership in professional organizations, conference attendance, and workshop participation. Award recipients can be awarded up to $500.


Bedichek-Orman grants are awarded from the Bedichek-Orman Operating Fund. The Bedichek-Orman Operating Fund is an ongoing program of the HCC Faculty Association in partnership with the HCC Foundation. The Fund is truly unique in that faculty member and staff help raise funds for professional development by participating in an annual auction as donors, bidders, or both and/or by donating funds to the Bedichek-Orman Operating Fund during the Annual Faculty and Staff Campaign.


Any full-time faculty who have exhausted the $2,000 of professional development funding provided by HCC, and all adjunct faculty are eligible to apply for a Bedichek-Orman Grant.

If you are awarded a grant and fail to accept the offer after ten business days of being notified, you will forfeit your award and will be ineligible to reapply during the same term.

Award recipients from the previous two years are ineligible.


Bedichek-Orman grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Requests for reimbursement must be submitted no later than 10 days after completion of the professional development endeavor. Recipients are required to submit their receipts for reimbursement requests as soon as possible.

Policies and Procedures

Guidelines for Professional Development Grants

The requested activity must be shown to be of benefit to the professional life of the individual.

A benefit, either directly or indirectly, should also accrue to HCC. This could take the form of improving the individual’s ability to do his or her job in a more successful way, the development of teaching materials, and/or sharing what has been learned with colleagues.

Grant Accountability

Grant recipients must pay out of pocket initially and then request reimbursement. Requests for reimbursement should be made within 10 days of completion of the approved professional development.  The procedure for submitting payment requests will be included in the notification email sent to successful applicants.

Grant recipients will also be required to participate in the Bedichek-Orman Auction event (held the 1st Friday in November) the October following their professional development as a donor, a purchaser, and/or a workgroup volunteer.

Disbursement of Grant Funds

Applications must be thorough and complete; no funds shall be disbursed to anyone whose application is incomplete. Disbursement of funds shall be the responsibility of the HCC Foundation upon the recommendation of the Bedichek-Orman Grant Chairperson. Please allow up to 30 days to process.

We are now accepting applications! To submit an application, visit the HCC Bedichek-Orman Grant Application.


5 thoughts on “Applying for Bedichek-Orman Grants

  1. If a person needs to change the details of the conference they are attending (attending a different conference than the one originally thought I was attending), do I need to fill out a new application?

  2. I used to be a regular adjunct instructor teaching classes at the Northwest campus. However, I am still considered an “adjunct” instructor even though I do not set foot on campus because I teach only Dual Credit classes in a classroom of an area independent school district. Am I eligible to apply for the Bedichek-Orman Grant? Thanks.

  3. I want to apply, however Google does not recognize my account. Received grant in past and appreciate opportunity to apply again. Should I use hccs email?

  4. Appreciate so much grant for Summer 2017. Used the painting techniques with Art Appreciation students this fall. Hope to receive another grant; really helps with housing and transportation plus tuition and supplies.

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