Gillian Holland
Presidential Scholar,
College Promise Scholar, General Studies

“I can focus on my education and not how I’m going to pay for it.”

During her junior year of high school, Gillian Holland enrolled at CCBC, taking advantage of the Early College Access program. She was able to graduate high school a full year early with 27 college credits. Thanks to the Baltimore County College Promise scholarship, Gillian attends CCBC full-time without the cost of tuition and fees.

“The College Promise scholarship allows me to complete my associate degree at CCBC without the cost of tuition and fees being a burden,” said Gillian, who is a General Studies major.

Because she was a dual enrollment student with qualifying grades (a cumulative CCBC GPA of 3.0 or higher), Gillian earned the distinction of being named a Presidential Scholar in the inaugural class of CCBC Presidential Scholars.

Gillian also plays on the CCBC women’s lacrosse team, is enrolled in the Honors program and is a member of the Student Government Association, Green Club and represents the college as a member of the CCBC Fresh Faces team.

“Being involved in a wide variety of activities connected me with other CCBC students and professors who are here to help me make my CCBC experience the best it can be,” she said. “I have made forever friends, and I am surrounded by people who want to see me succeed.”

After graduating from CCBC, Gillian plans to narrow down her major, transfer to a four-year university to finish her bachelor’s degree and eventually earn her master’s and doctorate.

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CCBC student Gillian Holland