Four GC Students Named Bucknell Summer Scholars

Bucknell University has recently announced the names of students who have been chosen to participate in the 2014 Community College Summer Scholars program. According to Judy Carbone, Garrett College Director of Advising and Academic Success, among those selected are four Garrett College students: Jacob Hannah, Josiah Hannah, Douglas Mast, and Rebecca O’Brien.

A resident of Oakland, Rebecca O’Brien is majoring in Math and Science at GC. Jacob and Josiah Hannah, who live in Davis, W.Va., are both earning their degrees in Business Management. Douglas Mast, a Grantsville resident, has selected Engineering as his field of study. These four students will participate in the six-week summer session in which a select group of community college students known as Bucknell Commu­nity College Scholars experience classroom and campus life at Bucknell University.

During the program they will live on Bucknell’s campus, take two courses, receive a stipend, and participate in campus orientation, team-building, research, technology and writing activities.

“Bucknell has partnered with only five community colleges from which to recruit students for this program. Garrett College is the only community college partner outside of the state of Pennsylvania. The Community College Scholar program, which has been in existence since 2006 and was originally paid for by a grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, recruits high achieving community college students who show potential to succeed in a bachelor’s degree program at Bucknell and have a low- to moderate-income financial status. Students who successfully complete the six-week summer program, usually between their first and second year at Garrett College, and retain a 3.5 or better GPA at the time of graduating from Garrett College are eligible to apply for a two-year full-tuition scholarship to Bucknell University. This is an exceptional opportunity for these four students who have worked very hard to qualify for this outstanding program. We are very proud of them,” Carbone said.

Located in Lewisburg in Central Pennsylvania, Bucknell University is a comprehensive, private liberal arts university offering bachelor’s degrees in more than 50 majors in the arts and sciences.

For more information on the Bucknell Community College Scholars program or other transfer programs, Garrett College students may contact Carbone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 301-387-3046.

Information is also available on the Bucknell Community College Scholars website at
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