Hudson County Community College Accepting Applications for Hudson County Government Scholarships that Cover Tuition and Fees

Posted: 6/9/2016
Jennifer Christopher 201-360-4061 jchristopher@hccc.edu or Roger Jones 201-200-1080 rj@j-a-c.com

June 7, 2016 / Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) President Glen Gabert, Ph.D. announced that the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders will once again award scholarships to deserving students who are pursuing their degreesat the College on a full-time basis.

“This is an extraordinarily generous program from our Freeholders,” Dr. Gabert stated. “The Board of Chosen Freeholders worked diligently with the College’s administration to determine the best means of meeting the needs of our students, and the criteria that will make this scholarship program most effective.”

Now in its fourth year, the Hudson County Government Scholarship program provides Hudson County residents with the means to attain the education and skills that are needed in today’s highly competitive, global career and economic markets. The scholarships provide financial assistance that bridges the gap between the College’s tuition and fees, and the support available through other financial aid programs.

The Hudson County Government Scholarship program is open to new and returning, full-time HCCC students. The scholarships cover tuition and fees (excluding textbooks) and may be applied to the College’s Fall and Spring terms. There is a three-year – or six-semester – limit on scholarships as long as recipients remain in good academic standing. The scholarships may not be applied to cover prior balances with the College.

The Hudson County Government Scholarship guidelines and eligibility requirements include:

  • Applicants must reside in Hudson County.
  • Applicants must meet the standard admission requirements for HCCC.
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.75.
  • Applicants will be required to apply for financial aid and use all other aid and scholarships for which they are eligible before being considered for the Hudson County Government Scholarship.
  • The deadline for completed scholarship applications to be received at the College is August 1, 2016.

Dr. Gabert said that despite everyone’s best efforts, the cost of higher education continues to rise while the amount of available financial aid is decreasing and the criteria for obtaining financial aid is becoming more stringent and difficult.

“Our Freeholders recognize the financial difficulties that many of our students encounter, and how it impedes their ability to achieve their academic goals,” he stated. “The Freeholders also recognize that the future success of the County is dependent upon the education of our residents. We applaud our Freeholders’ efforts, and thank them for all they do for our students and the College.”

Information about the Hudson County Government Scholarship and the application form are available online at www.hccc.edu/governmentscholarship or by writing to the Vice President for the North Hudson Campus & Student Affairs, ATTENTION: HCGS, 4800 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City, NJ 07087.