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College Bound

EDITORIAL: College Bound is bound to help Hammond

Hammond has locked in funding for the popular College Bound scholarship program for the next dozen years. That keeps a bright idea going.

June 02, 2014 12:00 am
College Bound program extended 12 more years

College Bound program extended 12 more years

HAMMOND │ Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. signed a $36 million ordinance Tuesday at City Hall.

May 20, 2014 7:30 pm

Hammond may tap new fund source for College Bound

HAMMOND | An ordinance introduced during the City Council meeting Monday would extend the College Bound scholarship program for students in the class of 2026, but will cap the amount at current tuition rates.

April 28, 2014 7:50 pm

Answer important questions about College Bound

In an attempt to find another funding source, Hammond’s Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is doing a full court press to renew College Bound. 

December 20, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep College Bound going in Hammond

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.

October 28, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond considers 10-year extension for College Bound program

HAMMOND | The city is hosting three public forums to gather input on a possible 10-year extension of the College Bound program.

October 03, 2013 7:30 pm

Hammond College Bound scholarship deadline approaching

HAMMOND | The deadline to apply for the Hammond College Bound Scholarship is July 2.

June 24, 2013 12:00 am

McDermott: City may explore new benchmark for College Bound program

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.

June 22, 2013 6:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Find new funding for scholarships

Hammond City Councilman Anthony Higgs is sort of right, but mostly wrong, to try to cut off casino funding for College Bound.

April 17, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond councilman says College Bound should end at some point

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.

April 14, 2013 6:30 pm
DOUG ROSS: A Democrat who sounds almost Republican

DOUG ROSS: A Democrat who sounds almost Republican

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.

March 29, 2013 12:00 am Related
College Bound sees record number of participants in 2012

College Bound sees record number of participants in 2012

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.

January 20, 2013 6:13 pm Photos

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College Bound sees record number of participants in 2012

College Bound sees record number of participants in 2012

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.

January 18, 2013 5:37 pm
College Bound sees record number of participants in 2012

College Bound sees record number of participants in 2012

Students work in the library at Purdue University Calumet. Thirty-four percent of College Bound students attend Purdue Calumet.

January 18, 2013 3:49 pm
College Bound sees record number of participants in 2012

College Bound sees record number of participants in 2012

Hammond-based Purdue University Calumet has the highest number of students who have received College Bound scholarships from the city.

January 18, 2013 3:49 pm

I'm concerned that my child isn't getting homework

It is December, and my freshman at Morton High School has not had any homework to date.

December 26, 2012 12:00 am

169 Hammond College Bound Scholars attend Purdue Calumet

HAMMOND | Some 169 recipients of Hammond College Bound Scholarships are furthering their education at Purdue University Calumet this fall.

December 04, 2012 1:58 am

MARK KIESLING: Thank God, or someone, for school voucher system

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.

November 21, 2012 12:00 am

Hammond announces two promotions

HAMMOND | The city announced two promotions Wednesday, including a new coordinator for its College Bound program.

October 04, 2012 12:00 am

Hammond increases College Bound scholarship

HAMMOND | The maximum scholarship a student can receive from the College Bound program has been increased to $10,100 per year.

July 29, 2012 7:45 pm
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