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01 October 2013

HACC Foundation receives $50,000 grant

Healthcare students to receive scholarships


(HARRISBURG, Pa.) – The HACC Foundation received a $50,000 grant from the Carlisle Area Health and Wellness Foundation (CAHWF) to provide scholarships to HACC students from CAHWF’s service area who are preparing for healthcare careers.

“Approximately half of the funds will be awarded to students in HACC’s for-credit nursing and other healthcare education programs,” said Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR, vice president of college advancement at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, and executive director of the HACC Foundation. “The other half of the funds will pay the tuition for students in nurse aide training, including 20 students from Carlisle’s Employment Skills Center.”

A generous partner to HACC, CAHWF has provided scholarship support to HACC students for 10 consecutive years.

CAHWF was created in June 2001 from the sale of the Carlisle Hospital and Health Services, Inc. and the transfer of income from related endowments and trusts. CAHWF’s focus is to support priority health-centered programs through the awarding of grants and to be proactive in identifying and addressing healthcare challenges in its service area.

The HACC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1985 to raise private and corporate revenues in support of HACC.

Scholarship opportunities for students in HACC’s for-credit programs are available at https://hacc.academicworks.com. The current scholarship application cycle ends Oct. 1, 2013. The next scholarship application cycle will open in February 2014. Students from the greater Carlisle area who are interested in tuition assistance for nurse aide training courses may contact Amy Beth Martin at 717-221-1352 or amartin@hacc.edu.
 
About the HACC Foundation
The HACC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1985 to raise private and corporate revenues in support of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. In fiscal year 2012-13, the HACC Foundation raised more than $2.2 million for scholarships, special programs, equipment and facilities.

Contributions to the HACC Foundation are accepted in the form of unrestricted gifts to augment endowed funds, contributions to existing or new scholarship programs or award funds, sponsorship of special events and cultural programs and contributions made in honor or in memory of individuals. In addition, the Foundation holds annual events, including the Frank J. Dixon Tournament for Scholarships and various scholarship award ceremonies.

For more information on the HACC Foundation, visit http://www.hacc.edu/HACCFoundation/.

Contact(s):
For further information, contact:
        Chelsea Krepps
        Integrated Marketing Communications Coordinator
        Telephone: 717-780-2632
        Email: cakrepps@hacc.edu


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