HEPP

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Hutchison Engineering Promise Program (HEPP)

Founded and funded in 2018 by Madalyn Hutchison and late husband Stanley, the Hutchison Engineering Promise Program was established to provide financial and academic support for students enrolled in the Taft College Engineering Program. The Engineering Program provides the foundational courses and skills for a student to transfer and complete upper division course work to achieve a B.S. degree in one of seven engineering disciplines: B.S. Engineering Science, B.S. Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil, or Manufacturing Engineering, B.S. Electrical Engineering or B.S. Computer Engineering.

Benefits

The program provides students with mentoring, a counseling/completion coach, tutoring, transfer assistance, and field trips, and is a last dollar program (any waivers/financial aid/scholarships are awarded first) covering remaining educational needs and costs for students while at Taft College including tuition, course material fees, and required books.

Eligibility

At all times, first focus in student selection is given to U.S. veterans, and/or spouses or children of deceased or disabled U.S. veterans. The donor’s preferences in order of importance for student selection are further ranked below:

    1. S. veterans, spouses and children of deceased or disabled U.S. veterans, attending Taft College in the engineering field, with priority given to students in an Energy Engineering field of studies.
    2. Taft, Maricopa or Kern County High School graduates attending Taft College engineering studies, with priority given to students majoring in Energy Engineering field of studies.
    3. S. veterans, and spouses and children of deceased or disabled U.S. Veterans will be given priority in any College of Study.

The “Scholarships” are available to incoming freshman, transfer students, or current students. Students must maintain a 2.75 Grade Point Average to remain in good standing and have demonstrated financial need.

How to apply

Applications are accepted once per year.
Continuing students must apply by April 30th
New/returning students must apply by June 30th
Continuing Students [Link to fillable and printable .PDF files]
New/Returning Students [Link to fillable and printable .PDF files]

Contact Information

Paul Blake ENGINEERING PROFESSOR pblake@taftcollege.edu
Darcy Bogle ENGINEERING MENTOR dbogle@taftcollege.edu
Terry Davis ENGINEERING PROMISE COORDINATOR and MENTOR tdavis@taftcollege.edu
Vicki Jacobi ENGINEERING COUNSELOR/COMPLETION COACH vjacobi@taftcollege.edu