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15 February 2023

HACC Alumnus Contributes Six-Figure Gift to Provide Full-Ride Scholarships for HACC Students

Applications are Being Accepted Until April 2!

HARRISBURG, Pa. – An anonymous alumnus at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, contributed a generous six-figure gift to fund full-ride scholarships for at least 10 students.

The life-changing HACC Academic and Workforce Development Full-Ride Scholarships will cover all HACC-related expenses - including tuition, books and fees - to allow students to focus on completing their degree, certificate or diploma. Unlike loans, full-ride scholarship recipients do not have to repay the money.
Linnie Carter, Ph.D., APR, HACC’s vice president of college advancement and executive director of the HACC Foundation, said, “HACC’s donors are incredibly generous. We are blessed to have the support of thousands of donors - individuals and organizations - throughout our community. This particular donor is extra special, because they are a HACC graduate. They loved their experience at HACC and went on to have a very successful career. When pondering how they could make a positive difference in Central Pennsylvania, they immediately thought of their alma mater. Because of this generous alumnus, at least 10 students will complete their studies at HACC for free. What a life-changing gift! In light of the crippling college loans that many Americans have to repay, at least 10 students will leave HACC with an invaluable credential but owing no money. To that, we say HACC yeah!”
To be eligible to apply for a HACC Academic and Workforce Development Full-Ride Scholarship, continuing and future students must meet eligibility requirements, including living in one of the 11 Central Pennsylvania counties served by HACC and being enrolled in a qualifying program.
Applications are being accepted now through April 2, 2023. To learn more and apply for full-ride scholarship, please visit
In addition to the full-ride scholarships, the College is #HACCproud that our tuition remains less than the average full-time tuition at nearby four-year schools. Thanks to the HACC Foundation, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships each and every year to help students reach their dreams with us.
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 To contribute to the HACC Foundation, please visit
About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is the first and largest of Pennsylvania’s 15 community colleges. HACC offers approximately 100 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to approximately 14,023 students. Also, the College serves students at its Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York campuses; through virtual learning; and via workforce development and continuing education training. For more information on how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit Also, follow us on Twitter (@HACC_info), follow us on Instagram (@HACC_edu), like us on Facebook ( and use #HACCNews.

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