Who's in the News?
David Turley, scholarship recipient
The HSC Foundation is dedicated to improving access to services for individuals who face social and health care barriers due to disability, chronic illness, or other circumstances that present unique needs.
David Turley is the proud recipient of the HSC Foundation LEAP Award for a $3,000.00 academic scholarship to attend Montgomery College, Graduate Transition Program. The Graduate Transition Program is a custom-tailored learning community program for students with special needs exiting high school. GTP is a two-year, tuition-based, credit-free certificate program. The overall objective is to enable students to transition to greater independent living through functional education, residential, vocational, and life-skills services.
David Turley was honored by the HSC Foundation at the Kennedy Center on November 13th 2013.
New Club on the Rockville Campus:
DREAM: Developing Relations Education Advocacy and Mentorship (DREAM)
Club meets Wednesday afternoons from 4:00pm - 5:00pm on the Rockville Campus, Campus Center building room 015.
The mission of the DREAM Club is to bring together Montgomery County Community College students with and without Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to form a strong sense of community and friendship at the College.
What do we do? Meetings will be once a week on campus, and a field trip once a month to go bowling, a movie, sports event, or maybe Dave & Busters.
How you can participate: Club members can either be a part of the DREAM Club's one-to-one buddy system or they can choose to come to the once a month off-campus activities.
Challenge and GTP Scholarship Opportunity:
Visit Challenge and GTP Scholarships for information about application dates/ forms/ requirements.
Visit Challenge and GTP Scholarship for more information on the scholarship opportunity for qualified students. Visit the Challenge & GTP Scholarship Opportunity Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), for more information about the eligibility requirements, and the terms and conditions of the two scholarships.
Graduate Transition Program (GTP)
Montgomery College partnered with Target Community and Educational Services and Potomac Community Resources to pilot the Graduate Transition Program (GTP brochure). This is a custom-tailored learning community program for students with special needs exiting high school. GTP is a two-year, tuition-based, credit-free certificate program. The overall objective is to enable students to transition to greater independent living through functional education, residential, vocational, and life-skills services.
The Challenge Program (brochure) provides unique courses for adults with developmental disabilities to help them function more independently in their homes, at work, and in the community. Of equal importance, students will have the opportunity to increase their social and community awareness by learning at Montgomery College.
Transitions Training for Independence
The Transitions Training for Independence class is designed to provide students, ages 19 to 20, enrolled in Montgomery County Public Schools an opportunity to complete their public education on the college campus. Students continue to address their individual goals and develop lifelong learning routines in an academic setting with their same age peers.