Hcc Seeks $1 Million For Its Scholarships

October 28, 1990

With more students needing financial aid and the prospect of state and federal budget cuts, Howard Community College's Educational Foundation is trying to raise $1 million for student loans and scholarships.

The foundation, a fund-raising group appointed by the board of trustees, plans to raise $250,000 in the next several months. Foundation members hope to take advantage of state matching grants up to $250,000 from local contributions to the community college's endowment fund.

Community college president Dwight A. Burrill reported that a recent analysis of student applications showed that students enrolled in 1989-1990 needed a total of $1.1 million in aid, a 25 percent increase from the previous school year. The number of students seeking aid rose from 308 to 408 between the 1988-1989 and 1989-1990 school years.

Only about half the need was met by existing federal, state and local financial aid sources, Burrill said.

The campaign will be chaired by Steven W. Sachs, vice chairman of the trustees and vice president of The Hobbs Group Inc. James W. Rouse, founder of Columbia, and former state Senator James Clark will serve as honorary co-chairmen.

A foundation steering committee will seek contributions from area businesses and individuals. Students, faculty and staff members at HCC will join in the fund-raising effort.

Anyone wanting to support the endowment is asked to call the HCC Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 992-4810.

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