College Bound Scholarship Program
HAMMOND | The first in a series of forums planned on the potential extension of the city's College Bound Scholarship Program is set for Oct. 17.
HAMMOND | The deadline to apply for the city's College Bound Scholarship Program is July 2.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is steering the city's casino tax revenues back in the right direction -- toward infrastructure.
The College Bound program in Hammond holds great promise in attracting and retaining homeowners in Hammond and in boosting the educational attainment level, which is so important in economic development efforts.
Editor's note: This school year, The Times embarks on a project, the first of its kind in Northwest Indiana, to follow Calumet and Hammond high schools, which are on academic probation.
Few people realize just how little influence mayors, including me, have when it comes to education. While the idea behind this formal separation (to keep politics out of the school system) is noble, it can be very frustrating for an executive who desires to improve schools but whose hands ar…
When I first proposed the College Bound Scholarship Program in early 2006, I did so because I believed the program would benefit Hammond residents by making education a priority, increasing home ownership and improving the quality of life within the city. After almost five years, I am happy …
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