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October 30, 2023
October 30, 2023, Jersey City, NJ – The Hudson County Community College Foundation is the proud recipient of a new $5,000 grant from the PSEG Foundation. The grant will help students who are on track to graduate but face financial hurdles to cross the finish line and earn their degrees.
Thanks to the PSEG Foundation’s grant, the HCCC Foundation was able to award PSEG-funded Scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $1,500, to four deserving HCCC students. The four recipients of the PSEG Foundation scholarships are Ayanna Green, a Culinary Arts major from Jersey City; Nathaly Calderon, a Computer Science major from Jersey City; Eilyn Franco, a Business Administration major from Union City; and Leslie Alichel Lara Francisco, a Medical Assisting major from Jersey City. The scholarships will help these students complete their HCCC degree and continue along the pathway to a fulfilling and high-paying job in their chosen field including their educational goals of achieving a bachelor’s degree or higher at a four-year institution.
HCCC is squarely aligned with the PSEG Foundation’s strategic pillars including Social Justice, Equity, and Economic Empowerment. HCCC is one of the most diverse community colleges in the country, serving over 20,000 credit and noncredit students annually. HCCC is fully engaged in a wide range of strategies to meet the needs of students for whom access has been denied or limited. Promoting upward social and economic mobility is at the core of the College’s mission.
HCCC President Dr. Christopher Reber stated that “It is gratifying to have the opportunity to partner with an organization like the PSEG Foundation whose strategic priorities are so closely aligned with our own.”
The PSEG Foundation is a longtime and valued partner of the College, working in collaboration to help talented students advance towards graduation.