HCC named finalist for Prestigious Lumina Foundation grant

May 2, 2022

Houston Community College (HCC) has been named one of 10 national finalists to receive a $1 million grant from the Lumina Foundation of Indianapolis, IND.

Through its Million Dollar Community College Challenge, the foundation will award $1.9 million in grants and technical assistance directly to community colleges, with one college receiving $1 million and nine colleges receiving $100,000 each.

Awards go to colleges that show a significant plan to think strategically about shaping, improving and amplifying their college’s brand, thereby growing enrollment and improving access to education for students.

As a finalist, HCC is assured of receiving $100,000 to help brand and market a significant college program.

Others named as finalists are Madera Community College (CA), Community College of Rhode Island, College of Eastern Idaho, Great Falls College Montana State University, Long Beach City College (CA), Northwest Shoals Community College (AL), Minnesota State College Southeast, and Madison Area Technical College (WI).

Winner of the top prize will be named later in the summer.

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