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Scholarship Awards

DATE: Thursday, June 17, 2021

HCC Foundation awards $225K to 186 students

Elizabeth Busker '21

Holyoke Community College is pleased to announce its scholarship award recipients for the 2021-2022 academic year.

This spring, the HCC Foundation awarded 239 scholarships worth $225,250 to 186 incoming, current and graduating HCC students. Many students received multiple scholarships. 

The average scholarship award is about $1,000. 

"HCC students are remarkable, and they demonstrate a level of resiliency that is unequalled," said Patrick Carpenter, director of Institutional Advancement. "This was a challenging year for many of our students as they continued to navigate college while managing the impact of a global pandemic on their lives. Yet despite the additional challenges brought on by COVID-19, HCC students still made it a priority to apply for scholarship support. The more than $220,000 in scholarship funds given out by the HCC Foundation will be a real difference maker for many of our students, and will ensure that even more students return to HCC in the fall."

A full list of scholarship recipients and their awards can be found on the 2021-2022 HCC Scholarship page.

PHOTO: HCC psychology major Elizabeth Busker '21, of Wilbraham, a Marine Corp. veteran and former Student Senate president, was the recipient of the James F. Connors Scholarship from the HCC Foundation. The Connors Scholarship is geared for graduating HCC women who transfer to competitive four-year colleges. Busker will attend Mount Holyoke College starting in September.