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BCCC announces Michael G. Fitzpatrick Scholars Scholarship Program


The Bucks County Community College Foundation (BCCCF), in partnership with the Michael G. Fitzpatrick Foundation, has announced a new scholarship program with significant support, the Michael G. Fitzpatrick Scholars Scholarship Program.
The program has been created in memory of and honors the legacy of longtime Bucks County Commissioner and Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick, a dedicated and tireless public servant. Preference for the scholarships will be given to families of veterans and first responders.
A first of its kind, taking applications beginning Feb. 1, the Scholars Scholarship Program will be open to students who demonstrate a genuine interest in public service. Additionally, the program will connect students with financial resources and a success coach and will require recipients to attend public service-related events at the college.
“Michael’s family and friends established the Michael G Fitzpatrick Foundation to honor his legacy of selfless public service. The Michael G Fitzpatrick Scholarship will benefit the neediest of students at Bucks County Community College. It is our hope that these scholars, during their time in school and after graduation, will establish and promote a countywide “peace corps” of selfless public service,” said James Fitzpatrick, Michael’s father.
The guidelines are as follows:
-Students of Bucks County who need additional financial assistance to attend college

-Students who commit to engagement with a college-appointed success coach
-Students who will attend college events related to public service, such as an annual panel discussion on public service named in Michael’s honor
Michael G. Fitzpatrick Scholars will also be encouraged to establish themselves as a member of the Michael G. Fitzpatrick Scholars Student Club, which will emphasize public service.
In support of this new program, the Michael G. Fitzpatrick Foundation will establish an ongoing partnership with the Bucks County Community College, advocating for scholarship recipients and providing programmatic support.
The Fitzpatrick Foundation has committed to making contributions to BCCF for at least three years with a minimum donation of $180,000, further establishing the fund while contributing towards the employment of a success coach.

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