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Bunker Hill Community College Receives $25,000 from the Ellucian Foundation to Support Students in Need

Monday, October 31, 2022

PATH Scholarship program directly supports financially-challenged students at U.S. Minority Serving Institutions

October 31, 2022—Boston, MA — Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was selected as a 2022 Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) Scholarship recipient through the Ellucian Foundation. The PATH Scholarship program provides grants to higher education institutions to support students facing economic hardship.  BHCC received $25,000, which will be distributed to up to 50 students to help cover items such as housing costs, tuition expenses, and food. 

“The Ellucian PATH Scholarship will allow our student award recipients to focus on academic success this semester,” said Jillian Glaze, Senior Director of Student Financial Services at BHCC.  “Students can receive up to $1,500 toward an unexpected expense this semester by completing a brief application. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program, be registered for the Fall 2022 semester, and be in good academic standing.  We are so appreciative of Ellucian’s investment in BHCC students.”

“Education has the power to transform lives. This year we are focused on support for students facing financial hardships at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and all Minority Serving Institutions in the U.S. as more focus is needed to ensure higher retention and graduation rates, and address the critical issues of growing food insecurity,” said Laura Ipsen, President and CEO, Ellucian. “HBCUs and all MSIs represent an incredible cross-section of colleges and universities committed to providing access to higher education. We are pleased to support these institutions in their efforts to ensure all students can achieve their dreams without interruption.”  

The PATH Scholarship is provided by the Ellucian Foundation, established in 2020 by Ellucian, the leading technology solutions provider for higher education. To date, the PATH Scholarships provided 65 eligible higher education institutions with more than $1 million in grants, delivering scholarship awards to 1,100+ students. 

"The Ellucian Foundation supports student success and increased access to higher education globally," said Jennifer Welding, Executive Director of the Ellucian Foundation. "No student should ever be denied an education due to lack of funding.  The PATH Scholarship helps students navigate through financial challenges to reach their educational goals." 

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Link to BHCC’s Ellucian PATH Scholarship Application (login required):