HCC students receive MLEO and Larry Small scholarships

(April 2, 2008) - Three Hagerstown Community College administration of justice students were recently awarded academic scholarships for the spring 2008 semester.
Brittany Crouse of Waynesboro, Pa., received the Larry E. Small Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarship. Recipients of the Larry Small Scholarship must demonstrate outstanding leadership, be active members of the 5-14 Club, be involved in extra-curricular activities, and have an above-average academic record at HCC. Crouse, a sophomore at HCC, plans to transfer to Frostburg University to major in criminal justice. She plans to one day work with children as either a legal advocate or a prosecutor fighting for the rights of battered and abused children.
Fellow HCC students Vance Almy of Smithsburg, and Tyler Edwards of Hagerstown, both received scholarship monies from the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Scholarship (MLEO). The MLEO scholarship is awarded by a faculty representative from the Department of Administration of Justice to those eligible students working towards an associate of applied science degree in the administration of justice field.
Almy, a freshman, plans to complete his associate’s degree at HCC in the next year and a half. Afterwards, he will transfer to a four-year college to complete his bachelor’s degree in administration of justice, and plans to find a career with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
Edwards, a sophomore at HCC, plans to finish his associate’s degree before transferring to a four-year college to receive his bachelor’s degree. After graduation, his goal is to work for the federal government and he hopes to one day secure a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
All three students are administration of justice majors at Hagerstown Community College.