HCST Foundation Awards $13,500 in Scholarships to Class of 2016

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NORTH BERGEN, NJ — The Hudson County Schools of Technology (HCST) Foundation announced that it has approved $13,500 in scholarships designated for Hudson County Schools of Technology graduates.

The scholarships will provide $5,000 for each of the primary HCST High Schools including County Prep in Jersey City and High Tech in North Bergen. The Adult High School program will award $3,500 to their graduates.

“These scholarships allow us to directly help individual students who have worked hard, we want them to know that their efforts have not gone unnoticed,” said HCST Foundation Board President Daniel Gans. “We are proud to offer these students a reward for their dedication over the past four years.”

Scholarship winners were nominated by their teachers for demonstrating excellence in vocational and academic endeavors, as well as for their proven leadership, effort, and character throughout their time in high school.

“The Foundation’s scholarships demonstrate their commitment to our students’ reset and future success,” said Hudson County Schools of Technology Superintendent of Schools Frank J. Gargiulo. “We are extremely grateful for their offering.”

The scholarships are funded by the Foundation’s various event held throughout the year, ranging from the Gala in the Fall to the Golf Outing in the Summer.

“We at the Foundation know that college comes at a price and we are very happy to help lighten the financial burden for these outstanding students,” said HCST Foundation Executive Director Linda Quentzel. “On behalf of the Foundation, I wish them good luck in their future endeavors.”

The HCST Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote quality and innovative education for the community by empowering the district through financial support and community involvement.