College Bound Application Deadline Approaching

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With the end of the school year approaching, Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. would like to remind all returning college students and high school seniors to apply for the College Bound Scholarship Program. This Program provides eligible students with up to $10,500 per year toward tuition at the accredited college or university of their choice located in Indiana. The …

College Bound Program selected as a 2016 City Livability Award Second Round Finalist

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. announces that the City of Hammond Indiana has been selected as a 2016 City Livability Award Second Round Finalist for its College Bound Program. The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Waste Management has recognized the City’s College Bound Program for its outstanding dedication in achieving a higher quality of life for Hammond and its …

College Bound Launches New Website

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott announces the College Bound Scholarship program has launched a new, fresh, easier to navigate web-site last week to appeal more with today’s College population. The old site was launched in 2007 before the rise of mobile web-browsing and was not compatible with modern coding standards. The new site has fully compatible desktop and mobile/tablet versions. The ...

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. is pleased to announce the following personnel changes, effective January 2015.

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Donna Muta will take over as Superintendent of the Hammond Park Department. Donna became an employee with the City of Hammond in 2005. She has held many positions including, parks, special events coordinator, and public works district supervisor. Leanne Munoz will move from the College Bound Coordinator to become Hammond’s Special Events Coordinator. Leanne started with the City in 2011 …

Hammond College Bound Scholarship Program benefits local families

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Hammond’s College Bound Scholarship Program has saved city families hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition. Rob Jakubielski, who lives with his wife Monique and their three children in the Robertsdale section of Hammond, estimates that over the next eight to ten years the program will save his family $130,000. “That is a home in Hammond,” Jakubielski says. Jakubielski’s daughter …

College Bound is bound to help Hammond

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June 02, 2014 12:00 am • By Doug Ross Hammond has locked in funding for the popular College Bound scholarship program for the next dozen years. That keeps a bright idea going. College Bound offers financial aid for at least the first two years of college for students who have lived in Hammond at least eight years. That's a good ...