Hopkinsville Community College is celebrating awarding over 250 scholarships worth more than $400,000 for the year.
Institutional Advancement Chief Yvette Eastham says the scholarships are through the HCC Foundation or the Hopkinsville Rotary Scholars Program, which allows students in Christian County to attend two years, tuition free. Eastham says, “It is great to think there are scholarships for single parents, for GED recipients, minority students, those with an interest in agriculture or economics, allied health and nursing, phlebotomy and more.”
HCC President Dr. Alissa Young says, “Because of the thoughtful gifts of so many, we are able to provide support to students who want to pursue post-secondary education.” Cadiz Rotary offers $500 per semester scholarships through the HCC Foundation to any student graduating from Trigg County High School.
The college recently introduced its Scholarship Huddle program, which brought together this year’s recipients so that they could learn more about the donors who made it possible for them to attend HCC. Scholarship applications are accepted any time by the college; however, the priority deadline is March 15 each year.