Hopkinsville Community College Foundation Announces DACA Scholarship

Hopkinsville, Kentucky – Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) in conjunction with the HCC Foundation, Inc. resumed its Scholars and Donor Celebration Monday evening.

Those gathered celebrated the generosity of college and foundation donors whose donations provided more than $348,000 in scholarships to HCC students in the 2021-2022 academic year.

During her address, HCC President and CEO Dr. Alissa Young said, “HCC is a place of opportunity. It is a place where dreams can be pursued and a bright future can be pursued. Following this statement, Young announced that the HCC Foundation would provide up to $4,000 in scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year to students deemed “undocumented”.

She further shared, “There are many people in our community who are ambitious, talented and bright, and who have graduated from local high schools, but due to the circumstances surrounding their citizenship status, they cannot apply for financial aid to pursue higher education. secondary education. This group of people has been called Student Dreamers or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

According to Yvette Eastham, Director of Institutional Advancement at HCC, initial funding for this new scholarship will be provided by a general endowment held by the HCC Foundation.

“The HCC Foundation has a director who has worked three jobs so that he can afford tuition throughout his time in college, all so that he can transfer to a four-year institution and achieve his dream and goal of a bachelor’s degree. We are keenly aware of the need in our community to help students pursue their educational goals. We are committed to improving the lives of all Pennyrile residents, opening doors and providing financial support to all students who are willing to work hard to achieve their goals. And we will work closely with the Latinx community, particularly over the coming months and years to develop a recurring fund to support DACA students who wish to attend Hopkinsville Community College,” Eastham concluded.

To apply for the DACA scholarship, students and family members can contact Eastham at [email protected] or by phone at 270.707.3731. Additionally, the HCC Foundation can receive donations for the scholarship by simply calling the number above. Gifts may also be mailed to HCC Foundation, PO Box 180, Hopkinsville, KY 42241-0180.

About Hopkinsville Community College

For many residents of the Pennyrile Kentucky and Fort Campbell area, higher education begins at Hopkinsville Community College (HCC). The college serves thousands of area residents annually as a comprehensive regional learning center offering academic and technical associate degrees; degree and certificate programs in professional fields; pre-baccalaureate education; adult, continuing and developmental education; personalized training for business and industry; and distance education.

As part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, HCC is a vital part of transforming the region’s economy by providing citizens with the education and training needed for high-growth, high-paying careers.

For more information, visit Hopkinsville.kctcs.edu.

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