Continued financial resources are needed to provide scholarship dollars to students who will help break the cycle of poverty and despair. Scholarships increase access to higher education; enhance recruitment and retention of students, particularly those who are economically disadvantaged and provide resources to lead to completion of a degree, certificate, or career skills program. These students will fill critical workforce needs in the Adams- Hanover - Franklin region.
Fundraising Goal: $40,000
Efforts will focus on three opportunities:
- Jennifer Weaver Scholarship Award Fund - Former vice president of HACC's Gettysburg Campus will be forever felt on the Gettysburg Campus, as she has left a legacy of service dedicated to transforming the lives of students through affordable, accessible and quality higher education. Her commitment to student success, particularly for those in financial distress, compelled her to establish The Jennifer Weaver Scholarship Award Fund in 2011. Funds raised will benefit HACC's Gettysburg Campus students, particularly first generation college and/or Hispanic students in financial need.
- Opportunity and Access Scholarship Fund - Financial barriers are often the most significant obstacles to a student's dream of a higher education. Your support will give deserving students an opportunity to become contributing members of our community.
- Hanover Opportunity and Access Scholarship Fund - This fund will provide financial assistance to enable students from the Hanover area to have access to quality and affordable higher education opportunities.
The funds raised will be used to provide a crosswalk and lighting allowing safe passage from the Gettysburg Campus to the North Gettysburg Trail paralleling Old Harrisburg Road across from campus. This crosswalk is needed to promote the safety of campus students and Gettysburg Area School District students who utilize the trail to access the campus.
Fundraising Goal: $15,000
Outstanding Peer Tutor Award
The funds raised will be used to annually award the Kimberly A. Shipley Outstanding Tutor Award. Student peer tutor recipients of this award must demonstrate outstanding tutoring technique and have performed above and beyond expectation in the Learning Center or through volunteer efforts within the community or the college.
Fundraising Goal: $5,000
Early College Academy
One of the best ways to encourage student success is to give them the opportunity to excel. The Early College Academy gives selected students the opportunity to attend high school and college during the same academic year. The program challenges the students academically and enables them to acquire the tools they will need to succeed in college.
Early College Academy is a program designed for college-ready high school seniors. Selected students take two courses (six credits) during the fall and spring semesters at HACC. These students receive both college and high school credit plus gain important college readiness skills. Please consider helping students gain an academic jump-start to their first year of college.
Fundraising Goal: $20,000