HCCC Foundation to make formal presentation the afternoon of
March 11th at Hudson County Community College.
March 10, 2015, Jersey City, NJ –Hudson County Community
College (HCCC) President Dr. Glen Gabert has announced that the College’s
Foundation will provide scholarships for students who are graduating from HCCC
and transferring to Saint Peter’s University (SPU). The award will be for two
$10,000 scholarships per year for two years.
County Community College will hold a check presentation to memorialize the
scholarship agreement with Saint Peter’s University on Wednesday afternoon,
March 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fourth Floor Board Room at Hudson County
Community College, 70 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ. Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., President of
Saint Peter’s University and Rebecca D. Kalejaye, Manager, Corporate
and Foundation Relations of SPU,
will join Dr. Gabert, HCCC Vice President for Development Joseph Sansone and HCCC
Foundation Chair James Egan for the check presentation.
“Hudson County Community College has always worked with Saint
Peter’s University to provide the people of our community with extraordinary
opportunities that will benefit them and their families in the long term,” Dr.
Gabert said. For example, Hudson County
Community College already has an understanding in position that allows HCCC
graduates to transfer to Saint Peter’s University for the same tuition as they would pay at a New Jersey state four-year
institution – a large savings for HCCC graduates.
Students who wish to apply for the HCCC Foundation scholarships must meet the following criteria:
• Student must be a graduate of Hudson County Community College;
• Student must enroll as a full-time student at Saint Peter’s University, and maintain full-time enrollment status;
• Award is for two students. Each student may receive up to $5,000 for each semester for a maximum of $10,000 for each student in one year, for a total of $20,000 per year;
• Student must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher to apply for the scholarship;
• Student must have academic recommendations supplied by the Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President;
• Students will be chosen for this award by Saint Peter’s University from the nominees supplied by Hudson County Community College Office of Academic Affairs; and
• Award may be continued for a second year, provided the student maintains a minimum GPA of 3.5, and contingent upon availability of funds.
Additional information on the
scholarship will be announced at an event later this month.