ACHIEVEMENTS REWARDED THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS
CHC Offers Many Means to Achieve a Degree. By Brenda Lange tudents and their families who face today’s rising college costs may wonder just how they will afford four years of higher education. At Chestnut Hill College, all academically qualified students who wish to attend can find opportunities for financial aid and scholarships, along with other options to get the education they deserve. When Carole Christ ’06 SCPS was a student, she was touched by the financial struggles of some of her classmates as they juggled work, studies, family and finances. The students in the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (SCPS) participate in an accelerated program that offers bachelor’s and associates degrees in 12 majors and a certificate program in digital forensics in an 8-week format in evening and weekend courses.
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“Many of my classmates weren’t as fortunate as my husband, Joe, and I,” remembers Christ. “Most of them weren’t getting financial aid from work [as we were]. My fellow students were racking up debt. Joe and I talked about it and wanted to help in some way.” The help they provided comes in the form of a scholarship designated specifically to benefit SCPS students. Named in honor of the couple’s mothers, The Teresa Christ and Irene Smith-
The scholarship recipients are all so deserving and we are very happy to be able to help. — Carole Christ ’06 SCPS
Published on May 24, 2016