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HCC-ASPIRE opens new scholarships

Houston Community College’s new organization HCC-ASPIRE, Asian Scholarship Program Inspiring Results & Excellence, opened new doors of opportunities at an inaugural fundraising event on May 9. The event served as a morning of entertainment and celebration for HCC faculty, staff, students and sponsors at the Hilton Americas. With an overwhelming sell-out response, the fundraising breakfast raised more than $54,000.00 for scholarships for HCC Asian students and faculty.

Co-Founded by HCC Trustee Neeta Sane (District VII), with the support of community leaders, public officials, and the HCC Foundation, HCC-ASPIRE program is designed to support educational pursuits and excellence of Asian students and faculty of HCC. Based on financial needs and academic progress, HCC-ASPIRE will grant awards to deserving students and members of the HCC faculty or staff.

HCC-ASPIRE program is committed to inspiring HCC’s students and faculty members to excel in the academic world and in the community as well. By supporting students and faculty with financial awards, HCC-ASPIRE aims to enhance the teaching-learning process that will enable HCC to educate more students for the 21st century workforce and job market

To uphold diversity and inclusiveness, HCC-ASPIRE program will also support activities that highlight the Asian culture of education. For more information about HCC-ASPIRE and to access the application details visit

Out of HCC’s 70,000 student population, about 14% is of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) origin. In 2012, HCC became eligible to be listed as one of the AAPI-serving institutions as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.



Diana Sanders

Interim Director of Public Relations & Media

P 713.718.5440


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