Male student attentively listening at BBCB summit

HOPE Scholars

Committed to closing achievement gaps between its male learners, HCC continues to find new ways to provide sustained support to underserved students. The HOPE Scholars Initiative focuses on degree completion by improving persistence, retention and upper-division transfer rates among African American and Latino male students in the program. Through academic, personal and motivational support, students are prepared to attain high achievement in academic pursuits, career aspirations and quality of life.

Students must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Full-time student at HCC.
  • Complete FAFSA Application.
  • Currently enrolled in at least nine hours.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Recommendation from an HCC faculty or staff member.

Complete our Online HOPE Scholars Application

HOPE Scholar Statistics

HOPE Scholars transfer for a bachelor's degree
Faculty involved with HOPE
HOPE Scholars graduate in 6 years or less

HOPE Scholars transfer to some of the top prestigious university in the country.


  • Individual tutoring.
  • Personal faculty mentor.
  • Forums and discussions addressing 21st century skills, personal growth and academic success skills.
  • Open forums and discussions to discuss issues and concerns.
  • Financial stipend.
  • Personal attention and support from Equity staff.
  • Attendance at nationally renowned Black, Brown, & College Bound Summit.
  • Assistance with the four-year college transfer process.

Fall 2019 Induction Photo Album

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