Hillsborough Community College Receives Grant to Advance Racial Justice and Equity

Hillsborough Community College has been awarded a one-time grant from the Lumina Foundation, which will be used to bolster existing racial justice programming at the college. HCC is one of 19 colleges and universities that have demonstrated “significant work to advance equity on campus and in the broader community” and will receive individual grants worth $25,000…

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Key Findings of the Pinellas Indicators Report

LEAP Tampa Bay recently released new data that uncovers what the greatest factors are in regards to postsecondary access and attainment in Pinellas County. Kimberly Lent, senior research associate at Florida College Access Network, and Stacy Baier, president of the Pinellas Education Foundation, spoke with WUSF News about the report, the state of educational achievement…

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National Honors For Hillsborough Schools!

Hillsborough Public Schools get 2 national honors for equity and academics Students, parents, teachers and board members with Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) are celebrating some exciting back-to-back news, which shows students in the district are getting a top-notch education and outperforming their peers across the country. First, in a ceremony in Texas, Hillsborough County…

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Hillsborough and Pinellas counties join forces for a bigger, better LEAP for college access!

Partners from Pinellas County today joined the newly reimagined LEAP College Access Network to form LEAP Tampa Bay. Education, business, civic and philanthropic leaders gathered in Tampa to celebrate the expanded network and affirm its goal to increase the number of working-age adults who have degrees or industry certifications. The network was previously known as…

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FUSE Program first scholarship announcement

FUSE Scholarship Fund Off To A Great Start!

At the kick-off to the FUSE Scholarship Fund the scholarship fund’s first recipient, Michael Malcolm, currently, a student at Hillsborough Community College received his scholarship grant for the coming year. “We are extremely proud of Michael’s academic performance and desire to pursue a degree in Biomedical Sciences,” said Ken Atwater, PhD, president of Hillsborough Community College.” The…

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FUSE program Launch

Financially disadvantaged students get boost with new scholarship

“Begining December 1, 2017, financially disadvantaged students in the FUSE program that provides a pathway to the University of South Florida got a boost. Helios Education Foundation and USAmeriBank Foundation announced that they’ll be committing up to $2.5 million to kick-start a scholarship fund for those students in the “graduation pathway” program. The hope is…

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