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"The Hudson Scholars Program is a point of pride for all in our HCCC Family. It is the result of the College community’s collective commitment to the success of our students made possible through transformational and life-changing opportunities, and personal support and engagement. Hudson Scholars inspire us all with their dedication, commitment, and success. They are living manifestations of our College’s Mission. We further thank and celebrate our Hudson Scholars Program Academic Counselors for their phenomenal support of our students! The Hudson Scholars Program is a national model for community college best practices in promoting student success."
I really enjoy the program and I felt the one-on-one contact made me more confident. I felt like someone cared and I was not just another student.
There is no application process for Hudson Scholars – if you meet the criteria, then you are selected to become a Hudson Scholar. Hudson Scholars need to be first-time students to Hudson County Community College enrolled in their first semester. They also need to be enrolled in at least 9 academic credits in an eligible program of study.
Hudson Scholars are notified of their selection into the program via email a few weeks prior to the start of each semester. Students receive regular communication from their Academic Counselor through HCCC email, as it is the official method of communication within the College.
Every 4 to 6 weeks Hudson Scholars will meet with their Academic Counselor to talk about their progress. At the same time, Hudson Scholars complete different Tasks that are designed to help students clarify their goals and succeed at HCCC. By meeting with their Counselor and completing these Tasks, Hudson Scholars will earn up to $625 per semester for about 7 hours of their time!
Hudson Scholars are assigned an Academic Counselor who will be their go-to person at HCCC for any help they may need with the transition to college. Academic Counselors will answer any question, refer students to campus offices, provide academic feedback from instructors, and generally support Hudson Scholars through their experience at HCCC. Hudson Scholars also has a variety of events planned so you can socialize with your peers, your counselors, and support services on campus.
Additionally, Hudson Scholars can earn up to $625 each semester in stipends!