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 award-winning College Bound Scholarship Program provides eligible students with up to $10,500.00 per year toward tuition at the accredited college or university of their choice. It was first conceived in 2006 and awarded 109 scholarships. Now in its ninth year, College Bound made 572 awards in 2015. As it has since its inception, the program focuses on three key principles: increase home ownership; make education a priority; and, improve the quality of life within the City. “I am very proud of the College Bound program,” stated Mayor McDermott. “So many families have chosen to stay in Hammond, and even college bound graduates return home to Hammond with minimal college debt thanks to the College Bound Scholarship.”
“College Bound attracts constant attention,” stated Courtney Margraf, College Bound Coordinator. “We wanted to make it easier for students in high school or away at College, the ability to get a document or volunteer service information in a quicker, more up-to-date fashion.”