To apply for the scholarship, applicants were required to graduate from high school in 2020 or 2021 with one of the following: a GPA of at least 3.5, top 20% of class, 1150 SAT (reading and math) or an ACT composite score of 24.
They also were required to apply and be accepted into HACC’s Honors Program. Recipients were randomly selected and are required to participate in the program through their graduation from HACC.
The winners are:
- Emma Daron
- Kaelyn Kennedy
- Anya McGlaughlin
- Morgan Mickle
- Alexandra Stauffer
When asked for the first thing that came to mind when recipients learned they received the full-ride scholarships provided by the HACC Foundation, the students responded:
- Daron, of Gardners, said, “I was honestly really excited, and a bit relieved. Though HACC tuition fees are a lot cheaper than most, I was still worried about it. I was also really honored that I was one of the few chosen to receive it.”
- Kennedy, of New Oxford, said, “I was really shocked to find out I had received the full-ride scholarship, but definitely grateful. It was a relief to know I could further my education without the burden of finances getting in the way…”
- McGlaughin, of New Freedom, said, “I didn’t believe it at first… I told my mom and we had to make sure it was real before we started celebrating. It was hard to process that I received the full-scholarship but I was happy that I was chosen.”
- Mickle, of Carlisle, said, “When I first learned that I had received the scholarship, I actually thought HACC sent me the email by mistake. I was so excited when the rush of denial was over that I could have my first few years of school paid for. For me, this meant I could keep working throughout school and save up money for my bachelor's degree and graduate school.”
- Stauffer, of Mount Joy, said, “At first, I was pleasantly surprised. Perhaps I had merit after all. Then I started to question whether or not I was worthy of accepting the scholarship. It took me a few days to process what this opportunity meant and why it would be an insanely poor choice not to accept.”
HACC’s Honors Program provides highly motivated students with a dynamic learning environment, small class sizes and curricular, co-curricular and experiential educational opportunities. To learn more, please visit hacc.edu/Honors.
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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. The HACC Foundation provides funding for student scholarships, innovative academic programs, state-of-the art training equipment and modernized facilities. To learn more about the HACC Foundation, please visit haccfoundation.org. To contribute to the HACC Foundation, please visit hacc.edu/GiveNow.