FCC Partners with Hood College to Provide Pathway for FCC Students


Frederick Community College (FCC) and Hood College have signed a transfer policy agreement which will provide a seamless pathway for FCC students who want to pursue their educational goals at Hood.

“We are proud to partner with Hood College in providing a quality, affordable education to our students as they continue in higher education,” said FCC President Elizabeth Burmaster.

Under the agreement, FCC students will be eligible for a renewable transfer merit scholarship, which would cover 25 to 40 percent of tuition costs each semester for full-time students. Additionally, Hood has created a special Frederick Community College Scholar Scholarship in the amount of $500 per semester.

“These scholarships underscore Hood’s commitment to providing FCC students with an affordable bachelor’s degree,” said Hood College President Andrea Chapdelaine, Ph.D. “FCC continues to educate outstanding students; it is important to us to make a Hood education accessible.”

In addition to transfer merit scholarships and the Frederick Community College Scholar Scholarship, members of the FCC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will also receive an additional $1,000 per semester through a PTK scholarship.

Knowing that the transition can be challenging, Hood is dedicated to ensuring that students have a smooth transition to their new institution.

“As well as their academic advisors, FCC students will have a designated, non-academic College Success Advisor to provide general college information and access to resources,” said Bill Brown, Vice President for Enrollment Management.