“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.