The scholarship funding will support the continuation of the Ruby Anniversary Scholarship program and the establishment of Foundation Silver Scholarships. These scholarships were created to assist the College with one of its top priorities, student completion. Read the full story and see photos here: bhcc.edu/gala
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Bunker Hill Community College last year, the Foundation Board established the Ruby Anniversary Scholars program. These scholarships cover a student’s unmet financial need up to $2,500 per semester. Twenty scholarships were awarded to continuing students, all of whom completed their course of study at BHCC, receiving an associate degree or transferring to other colleges for completion of their bachelor degree. Continuation of this scholarship program will enable 20 additional students to receive associate degrees in 2016. View the full list of Ruby Scholars for more information.
The Foundation Board created a new scholarship modeled on the Ruby Scholars Program, called the Foundation Silver Scholarships in recognition of monies raised at the 25th annual gala. Donors to the gala of $5,000 or more will have the opportunity to attach their name to the scholarship program, as well, and to follow the progress of their scholars.
The 2016 Bunker Hill Community College Foundation gala will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at The Hampshire House. We will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the BHCC Foundation.
The TJX Foundation awarded its fourth grant of $25,000 to Bunker Hill Community College for the Mary L. Fifield Student Emergency Assistance Fund. During the past five years, TJX, through The TJX Companies and The TJX Foundation, has contributed $125,000 to Student Emergency Assistance at BHCC, which has helped approximately 150 students cope with an unexpected financial crisis and thus stay in school.
Earlier this year, Barnes & Noble College contributed $100,000 to supplement funds available through the College Work Study Program at BHCC. The program is federally funded but the demand for jobs on campus is greater than the federal resources allocated to the College. The company’s contribution was designated for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. Barnes & Noble College manages the BHCC Bookstore and is a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Two new scholarship funds have been established at BHCC by generous donors. Jessica and Naiff Bethoney endowed the Bethoney Family New Beginnings Scholarship and Doris and Dan Partan created the Gateway Scholarship. Both of these scholarship programs are designed to help students who may not be eligible for government grants or loans.
The Bank of America, through their Charitable Foundation, has awarded Bunker Hill Community College a grant of $10,000 to help update equipment for the Surgical Technology Certificate Program. This is the second grant received by BHCC from Bank of America Charitable Foundation to upgrade equipment in classrooms and laboratories in the Allied Health Professions Certificate Programs, which are located on the Chelsea Campus.
The Foundation welcomes all inquiries and the opportunity to work with prospective donors.
Marilyn K. Kuhar
Executive Director of Development and of the Foundation
Charlestown Campus, Room C304