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LCC Awards 500 Sixth-Graders with Two Free Years of College

March 10, 2015

WHO:

H.O.P.E. scholarship recipients and parents. The media is welcome to attend.

WHAT:

A group of 500 Lansing School District sixth-graders will be welcomed as the 14th class of H.O.P.E. Scholarship recipients. Each student will receive FREE tuition at Lansing Community College with the promise that they graduate high school.

The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program is a crime prevention and education initiative in cooperation with the Lansing Police Department, Lansing Community College, Michigan State University, Lansing School District, the City of Lansing, local businesses and private citizens. The students are selected by their school based on the ability to utilize the program.

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 11, 2015;
5-6 p.m. Refreshments
6-8 p.m. Ceremony

WHERE:

The Induction Ceremony will be held at LCC’s Downtown Campus in the Gannon Building Gym.

WHY:

The program was developed in response to the idea that if more students are given a clear pathway to higher education, it will produce safer schools, contribute to higher graduation rates, reduce crime, and prepare students for the good-paying jobs of the 21st Century. Recent experience has shown that more than 90 percent of the students entering the H.O.P.E. Scholarship program will graduate from high school – and on time.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 20,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

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