Charter Oak State College is proud to announce that Charlene Hill, of Meriden, CT, is the recipient of the College's annual Community College Transfer Scholarship. Hill recently graduated from Middlesex Community College with a GPA of 3.4 and an Associate degree in Business Administration. She is an accepted applicant of Charter Oak's Health Information Management Bachelor's degree program, with plans to begin courses this summer.
Applicants for the scholarship must demonstrate interest and success in online learning, have an overall GPA of at least 2.7, be nominated by an instructor, counselor or administrator at the community college they attend, and provide a short essay on the benefits of online learning.
"I want to complete my bachelor's degree at Charter Oak because of the convenience of online learning, as I am a mother and work full time," said Hill, who currently works for the State of Connecticut's Teachers' Retirement Board. "I have also heard wonderful things about online learning at Charter Oak from past and present students."
"The members of the scholarship review committee were excited about this year's amazing pool of scholarship applicants," said Orchid Deer Dalomba, Admissions Counselor at Charter Oak. "Charlene's application stood out from the rest as she had one of the top GPA scores and her letter of recommendation was exemplary. What the committee felt separated her from the pack is that she really represented the image of the Charter Oak State College student."