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 BriteSmilz makes gift to Hawkins Scholarship

HCC VP for Institutional Advancement/Foundation Executive Director Tom Schwartz and HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. were on hand as Evelyn S. Dawson with BriteSmilz Family & Community Connections, LLC made a gift to the Damian S. Hawkins Memorial Scholarship recently.

Director of BriteSmilz Family & Community Connections, LLC, Evelyn S. Dawson recently presented a $5,000 gift to the Damian S. Hawkins Memorial Scholarship, which was originally established at HCC in 2005. The scholarship recognizes and promotes academic achievement and excellence for students enrolled in the Human Services Technology Program at the college.

Each year, two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are awarded to HCC students, pending funds. To be selected, students must be enrolled full-time in the HCC Human Services Technology Program and plan to continue their education and obtain a bachelor's or master's degree in social work or psychology and specialize in working with at-risk or troubled youth.

Selection is based on a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, residence in Halifax or Northampton counties, two letters of recommendation recognizing the applicant's qualities of character and leadership, and demonstration of financial need as evidenced by a written statement from the applicant.

For more information on establishing a scholarship, contact the HCC Foundation Office at (252) 536-7234.