NCC Student Receives Full-Tuition Scholarship to Moravian

Julio Hernandez will study speech-language pathology in the fall of 2019

Mia Rossi,

Julio Hernandez, NCC Student

At the 2019 Community Scholarship Program Award Ceremony held at Bethlehem Campus on May 22, Moravian College President, Bryon Grigsby, presented Julio Hernandez, psychology major, at Northampton Community College (NCC), with a two-year, full-tuition Community Scholarship to continue his education at Moravian. Only one exceptional student from NCC was awarded the scholarship out of 18 applicants, and Hernandez was chosen based on his impact on the campus community, academic integrity and passion for his major.

“We continue to send more and more of our best and brightest to Moravian, and they take good care of our students,” said Dr. Mark Erickson, president of NCC, addressing an audience of family and NCC staff supporting Hernandez at the ceremony.  

This is the first scholarship of its kind at Moravian College. Moravian has a mission to promote philanthropy. “We believe first you learn it, then you earn, and then you return it. If we invest in you, you’ll invest in others later on,” said Grigsby.

Since he was a senior in high school, Hernandez wanted to go to Moravian. He decided to come to NCC first, which put him on a path that he never dreamed would lead to this scholarship and fulfilling his dreams of becoming a speech-language pathologist, a new program at Moravian. 

“I’m just incredibly thankful, and I was shocked and honored to receive this award,” said Hernandez.

Julio graduated May 23 at the Spring Commencement Ceremony at NCC with an associate’s degree, and he is looking forward to continuing his journey at Moravian College in the fall of 2019. In his time at NCC, he was part of the Honors Society, Phi Theta Kappa.

His advice to fellow students in college is, “Work hard, but take the time to really enjoy what you’re learning. Relax and manage balance in your life.”

ABOUT MORAVIAN COLLEGE: Moravian College is a private coeducational liberal arts college, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been based on a liberal arts curriculum where literature, history, science, cultural values, global issues, ethics, artistic expression, and the social sciences are infused with multidisciplinary perspectives. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian College liberal arts curriculum prepares its students for life-long success.