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For release: 11 July, 2019
Harford Community College announces the establishment of the APG Federal Credit Union Textbook Scholarship.
The new scholarship, established with a $27,200 donation by APG Federal Credit Union (APGFCU), provides scholarships for textbooks to economically disadvantaged high school students who are dually enrolled at Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) and Harford Community College (HCC). This is the first scholarship offered at HCC to cover the cost of books for these high school students.
“Dual enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to both earn the necessary credits toward their high school diploma and begin earning credits toward a college certificate or degree,” said Dr. Sean Bulson, superintendent of Harford County Public Schools. “This scholarship benefits HCPS high school students by allowing them the opportunity to experience college earlier in their educational journey.”
“APGFCU has been a wonderful partner to Harford Community College for a number of years,” said Dr. Dianna G. Phillips, President of the College. “This new textbook scholarship further demonstrates APGFCU’s commitment to our shared mission of supporting education at all levels. We look forward to the opportunities this scholarship will create for students, the College, and the Harford County Public School system.”
Based on FY19 enrollment statistics, approximately 237 individual courses were completed by dually enrolled students at HCC. Of those enrolled, 30% demonstrated financial need. The average cost of books for students enrolled in business courses is $100 per student, per course.
“Credit unions believe in the philosophy of ‘people helping people.’ One of the many ways APGFCU demonstrates this is through supporting the communities we serve,” said Brian Wilcox, chief marketing officer. “APGFCU is a leader in financial literacy programs designed to help young members develop successful money management skills. Establishing this scholarship for the benefit of HCPS and HCC students in need is just another way to support education for the youth in our community.”
For current high school students to participate in dual enrollment, students must first contact their high school counselor to complete the Harford County Public Schools Application for Dual Enrollment and receive enrollment guidelines.
For information on Harford Community College enrollment, contact the Admissions department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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