HCC receives grant for Summer Bridge Program

Hopkinsville Community College has been awarded a grant to fund a portion of their Summer Bridge Program.

According to a news release, HCC was awarded a $10,000 seed grant by Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education, which will benefit the Summer Bridge Program, a program dedicated to college preparation and retention for recent Kentucky high school graduates who are incoming, first-year college students.

HCC’s Pathfinder Summer Bridge Program will assist 10 students who graduated from high school in 2024 and reside in the college’s service area of Christian, Todd and Trigg counties in Kentucky. The free, 4-week program will begin on July 15 and run through August 8, and meet Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. until noon. Students may earn six transferable credit hours for completion of the accelerated Freshman Year Experience class and English 101.

Participants who successfully complete the Summer Bridge Program will be awarded a $250 Textbook Scholarship for up to four continuous semesters in good academic standing. Summer Bridge students who enroll in HCC and successfully complete college courses in the fall 2024 semester will also receive a Dell laptop.

high school graduates from the class of 2024 who would like to be considered for HCC’s Pathfinder Summer Bridge program should complete application be July 1.