Hudson County Community College Foundation to Offer $10,000-per-Year Scholarships for HCCC Grads Transferring to Saint Peter’s University

Posted: 3/10/2015
Jennifer Christopher 201-360-4061 jchristopher@hccc.edu and Roger Jones 201-200-1080 rj@j-a-c.com

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.

Hudson 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.