First-gen college student, Trustee Scholar Albert Van Lal Hruai studies computer networking at KCC

KCC student Albert Van Lal Hruai.

Deciding what college or university to attend is not an easy decision for many recent high school graduates, but the answer was clear for Kellogg Community College student Albert Van Lal Hruai.

Albert, of Battle Creek, graduated from St. Philip Catholic Central High School in 2016. Coming from a private school background, he chose to attend KCC because it was smaller, closer to home and less expensive than other schools. He started searching and applying for scholarships his junior year of high school with help from a counselor, and was awarded the KCC Board of Trustees Scholarship.The scholarship awards recipients up to $3,500 per year for two years.

Albert is pursuing an associate degree in computer networking at KCC, and currently works part-time in the Arts and Communication Department. He plans to transfer to Western Michigan University after graduation and eventually work in business, possibly starting his own as an entrepreneur.

“The Trustee Scholarship helped financially, giving me an opportunity to have a higher education and better future,” Albert says. “I am the first generation of my family to go to college, and am really excited for graduation.”

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