HACC Students

Bucknell Community College Scholars Program

Earn your Bachelor's degree at Bucknell on a full-tuition scholarship through the Bucknell Community College Scholars Program

While completing your associate's degree at HACC, take advantage of this unique scholarship opportunity to study at Bucknell University and complete a six-week summer program where you will get to experience all Bucknell has to offer through their classes and campus life.

After successfully completing their summer program, students can apply as a transfer student to Bucknell and receive a full-tuition scholarship. Students will then receive individual plans and unique mentorship to help them meet their academic needs and earn a Bachelor's degree through Bucknell.

Bucknell is looking for community college students who:

  • Show potential to succeed in a bachelor's program at Bucknell
  • Have a GPA of about 3.5 or higher
  • Have completed at least 12 community college credits as of Jan. 15
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities, problem-solving skills, and engagement on campus
  • Have a low- to moderate-income* financial status

Application Materials:

  • Completed application found on Bucknell's website
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from faculty member)
  • Completed 2021-2022 FAFSA adding HACC and Bucknell school codes
  • Personal statement
  • High school transcript
  • Copy of parents or student's 2019 tax return information

Students and professors are to submit all application materials to Carly Rogers at crogers@hacc.edu.

For more info on the program, click to view the brochure here. (pdf)

Please visit the below link to learn more about the Bucknell Community College Scholars Program (BCCSP) and apply now:

https://www.bucknell.edu/admissions-aid/tuition-fees-financial-aid/scholarship-programs/bucknell-community-college-scholars-program

Hear first hand from HACC students on finding their success through the Bucknell Community College Scholars Program:

Meet Bangyan

What was the best part of Bucknell Community College Scholars Program (BCCSP)?
The best part of the BCCSP for me is the connection with the professors/faculty.


What were challenges?
The challenge was time management; how to balance between social life and workload.


How were the classes the same or different from HACC?
The classes were discussion based, the pace is fast and intense. It's harder than HACC classes.


What is the best recommendation you can give to a future BCCSP scholar?
Trust yourself, try your best and work hard. Everything in the program is manageable as long as you have a clear schedule and you can follow your schedule. There are many scholars who finished the program successfully.

Meet Megan

What was the best part of Bucknell Community College Scholars Program (BCCSP)?
The community that I found within the cohort. I have developed profoundly meaningful relationships that have helped me become a better version of myself.


What were challenges?
For myself, as a nontraditional student, it was living in a dorm for six weeks.


How were the classes the same or different from HACC?
They were different in that one of my classes was discussion based, which allowed us to solidify our understanding of the materials through open discussion and sharing of real-life examples and questions. They were the same in that one of my classes was lecture based and felt very similar to HACC.


What is the best recommendation you can give to a future BCCSP scholar?
Be yourself, be open-minded, and be confident in your abilities! I came to the summer program unsure of what experience(s) I may have and if I’d be able to manage the coursework. It ended up being one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! Be diligent and don’t lose sight of the study skills that allowed you to succeed at HACC - they will similarly set you up for success at Bucknell. Also, take advantage of the many opportunities to ask for help if you find yourself struggling. Office hours are your friend!
 

What is your current status with BU?
I am a full-time, first semester junior pursuing dual majors in psychology and women’s and gender studies.

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