Bunker Hill Community College Students Win Scholarships to Northeastern University

Aug 29, 2012, 13:29 ET from Bunker Hill Community College

BOSTON, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirteen Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) alumni transferring to the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University this fall will be awarded $5,000 scholarships. The BHCC graduates will be honored at a scholarship reception at Northeastern University on August 29th

The scholarships will be awarded to BHCC students who, based on their transcripts and application essays, were selected by a scholarship review committee at Northeastern University.

The scholarship reception, which will be held in the Raytheon Amphitheater of the Egan Research Center at Northeastern University, will include opening remarks by the Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Vice President for Professional Education, John LaBrie, Ed.D. and a student speaker. Northeastern University accepts more transfer credits from BHCC than from any other institution of higher education, according to Kristy Gentes, admissions recruiter at Northeastern University College of Professional Studies.

BHCC students transfer to a range of institutions of higher education, including Massachusetts public universities, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Michigan, as well as private colleges and universities such as Amherst, Emerson, Mt. Holyoke, MIT, Smith and Wellesley.

Press Contact:

Colleen Roach, Executive Director of Communications & Marketing
Bunker Hill Community College

250 New Rutherford Avenue; Boston, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 228-2177; Email: caroach@bhcc.mass.edu

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts. The College enrolls more than 13,600 students on two campuses and at three satellite locations. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Eight in ten students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls more than 830 international students who come from more than 90 countries and speak 75 different languages.

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