In an attempt to find another funding source, Hammond’s Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is doing a full court press to renew College Bound.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is looking at alternatives for funding College Bound, including the sale of water to Chicago's south suburbs. That's good, because this program must continue.
HAMMOND | The city is hosting three public forums to gather input on a possible 10-year extension of the College Bound program.
HAMMOND | The deadline to apply for the Hammond College Bound Scholarship is July 2.
HAMMOND | Upcoming discussion on the possible renewal of the city's College Bound program may include benchmarking the scholarship amount to the tuition of a local campus, Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said.
Hammond City Councilman Anthony Higgs is sort of right, but mostly wrong, to try to cut off casino funding for College Bound.
HAMMOND | A Hammond councilman wants the city to focus its gaming revenue on infrastructure work, contending at some point the College Bound scholarship program must come to an end.
It makes sense that Lake County Democratic Party Chairman Thomas McDermott Jr., of all people, would be a strident liberal, eagerly embracing the party line on every issue. After all, Lake County is one of the most heavily Democratic counties in Indiana.
HAMMOND | A record number of graduating high school students received a College Bound scholarship from the city last year, according to a report released Friday.
Science professor Alexandre da Silva teaches a class at Calumet College of St. Joseph. The college is one of several Northwest Indiana universities participants in Hammond's College Bound program attend.
Students work in the library at Purdue University Calumet. Thirty-four percent of College Bound students attend Purdue Calumet.
Hammond-based Purdue University Calumet has the highest number of students who have received College Bound scholarships from the city.
It is December, and my freshman at Morton High School has not had any homework to date.
HAMMOND | Some 169 recipients of Hammond College Bound Scholarships are furthering their education at Purdue University Calumet this fall.
Indiana Supreme Court justices will hear arguments this morning on whether the state's school voucher system is the turkey its detractors claim it is.
HAMMOND | The city announced two promotions Wednesday, including a new coordinator for its College Bound program.
HAMMOND | The maximum scholarship a student can receive from the College Bound program has been increased to $10,100 per year.
IUPUI junior Karoline Sarmiento, left, and Valparaiso University sophomore Latanya Tharpe are benefactors of the Hammond College Bound Scholarship Program. Both girls also worked at Hammond City Hall last year as part of their community service obligation for the program.
HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said city officials are working on a long-term funding source for the College Bound program.
HAMMOND | A private college in nearby Whiting is offering a new incentive to prospective students, in partnership with Hammond's College Bound program.
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