“HCC changed my life and perspective.”— George Polanco, Hope Scholar, HCC Honors Institute graduate
HCC Alumni Give Back Every Day.
When George received a Hope scholarship to HCC, he was the first in his family to attend college and a little unsure of his direction. Soon he joined the Student Government Association and unlocked his leadership potential. A faculty member suggested that George apply for the Honors Institute to put his academic and leadership talents to work.
“I started looking above and beyond my circumstances and realized I could do more,” said George. “I gained a sense of community.”
Grateful for the scholarship and college experience that changed his life, today he pursues a bachelor’s degree and gives back to his community through volunteer service.