HCC student awarded Frederick Douglass Scholarship

HCC alumna Jackie Jimenez

(September 4, 2019)— Hagerstown Community College alumna Jackie Jimenez, of Hagerstown, was recently awarded the full tuition Frederick Douglass Scholarship (FDS) from the University of Maryland (UMD).

Jimenez, 20, graduated from HCC this summer with an associate degree in business. During her time at HCC, she participated in the HCC TRiO Student Support Services Program as a first-generation college student. She is attending UMD this fall to pursue a degree in business.

The FDS is a prestigious UMD award for academically talented transfer students from a Maryland community college. This merit-based scholarship awards 30 full and 15 partial tuition scholarships to students who are selected from a rigorous review and interview process. This exceptional academic scholarship honors the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass, who made lasting contributions to American history through his work as an abolitionist, suffragist, author, and agent of positive change.

For more information about the Frederick Douglass Scholarship, visit www.admissions.umd.edu/frederick-douglass-scholarship. To learn more about HCC’s programs and scholarship opportunities, visit www.hagerstowncc.edu.