May 29, 2018

HACC Foundation Announces New Funds to Support HACC Students

HARRISBURG, Pa. –The HACC Foundation announces new funds to support students attending HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. The HACC Foundation is a nonprofit educational trust established in 1985 to raise private and corporate revenues in support of the College.

Northwest Charitable Foundation Gives $10,000 to Establish Scholarship
Students attending any HACC campus can benefit from the new Northwest Bank Scholarship, thanks to a $10,000 award to the HACC Foundation from the Northwest Charitable Foundation Inc.
At least one scholarship will be awarded each academic year to a student who attends part time or full time, maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrates financial need. The scholarship may be applied toward tuition, fees, books or program expenses.

Eligible students can apply for the scholarship online.
Northwest Bank is a full-service financial institution headquartered in Warren. The financial institution operates 173 locations in Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio

Witmer Charitable Trust Donation Helps Students Facing Emergencies
A $13,833 donation from the John L. and C. Jeanette Witmer Charitable Trust to the HACC Foundation will support students facing emergency needs at the Lebanon Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
Emergency funds provide one-time assistance of up to $500 to HACC students facing a financial emergency and unexpected financial burdens unrelated to tuition. Over the years, student emergency assistance funds have enabled students to achieve their educational goals. While primarily aimed at helping students continue their studies, these funds have occasionally been life saving. These funds have assisted a student escape domestic abuse, helped a student whose house was destroyed by fire and provided temporary shelter to a homeless student.

HACC Alumnus Pledges $15,000 to Establish New Scholarship Fund
Joseph Porter, community volunteer and alumnus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, has pledged $15,000 to establish the Porter Family Scholarship Fund.
Porter is active in his service to the Steelton-Highspire School District and is passionate about supporting socioeconomically disadvantaged students while encouraging their academic and life pursuits. Therefore, the newly established Porter Family Scholarship Fund will benefit full-time HACC students who are graduates of Steelton-Highspire High School, maintain a 2.5 GPA and present a financial need.
This new fund will award at least two scholarships of $1,500 each during the academic year. The funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and/or program expenses.
Please visit to establish a new scholarship fund in support of HACC students or give to a current fund.
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 14 community colleges. HACC offers over 100 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to approximately 19,000 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), like us on Facebook ( and use #HACCNews.