FREDERICK, Maryland—Hood College and Frederick Community College officially signed a transfer policy agreement on Tuesday, April 11, which will provide a seamless pathway for FCC students who want to pursue their educational goals at Hood.
Under the agreement, FCC students will be eligible for a renewable transfer merit scholarship, which would cover 25 to 40 percent of tuition costs each semester for full-time students. Additionally, Hood has created a special Frederick Community College Scholar Scholarship in the amount of $500 per semester.
“These scholarships underscore Hood’s commitment to providing FCC students with an affordable bachelor’s degree,” said Hood College President Andrea Chapdelaine, Ph.D. “FCC continues to educate outstanding students; it is important to us to make a Hood education accessible.”
Along with transfer merit scholarships and the Frederick Community College Scholar Scholarship, members of the FCC Phi Theta Kappa honor society will receive an additional $1,000 per semester through a PTK scholarship.
Knowing that the transition can be challenging, Hood is dedicated to ensuring that students have a smooth transition to their new institution.
“As well as their academic advisors, FCC students will have a designated, non-academic College Success Advisor to provide general college information and access to resources,” said Bill Brown, vice president for enrollment management at Hood.
“We are proud to partner with Hood College in providing a quality, affordable education to our students as they continue in higher education,” said FCC President Elizabeth Burmaster.