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2014-2015 Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel Scholarship
Applicants must be a graduate of a St. Joseph County High School and currently reside in St. Joseph County. Recipient must be a 2nd year student at GOCC, and have a 2.5 GPA.


Application Deadline:  Scholarship Application Packets must be received by June 10, 2014 for consideration


Follow this link for scholarship information and application:  MARSP Scholarship Description and Application.pdfMARSP Scholarship Description and Application.pdf
2014-2015 Sturgis Exchange Club Swihart Scholarship
Applicants for this scholarship must be accepted into a Glen Oaks Allied Health or Nursing degree program.
Application Deadline: Application and essay are required by July 1, 2014 by 4:00 p.m.
Link to Swihart Scholarship Application: 2014-2015 Swihart Scholarship Application.pdf2014-2015 Swihart Scholarship Application.pdf
National Farmworker Jobs Program

This is a grant from the Department of Labor that assists those who have done seasonal and migrant farm work within the last 2 years. Unlike student loans, this is a grant and therefore does not have to be paid back. This grant can only be considered by students who are only planning on obtaining a two-year degree or less. This grant can assist students with tuition, books, tools, and a weekly stipend for time spent in the classroom.
Contact: Proteus, Inc, 851 Marietta Street, South Bend, IN 46601
Phone: 574-855-5326




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Glen Oaks Foundation Scholarships



All Glen Oaks Community College Foundation Scholarships can be used for education related expenses and consider academic ability, financial circumstances, and career goals in the selection of the recipients.  Applicants must also complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) located on-line at  The Glen Oaks Community College Foundation Scholarship Application is available in the Glen Oaks Financial Aid Office on campus or from the Glen Oaks web site. 

To browse the available scholarships go to the GOCC Foundation Scholarship page. 






Albion College Transfer Scholarship




In order to provide an incentive for outstanding transfer students to consider Albion College as the institution for completion of their bachelor degree requirements, a Distinguished Albion College-Glen Oaks Community College Transfer Scholarship has been established. This scholarship is offered to the top qualifying applicant from Glen Oaks Community College. Please contact the Glen Oaks Financial Aid Office for eligibility criteria and application. The deadline will be April 1st of each academic year.




GOCC Institutional Scholarships




Art Scholarship - Awarded to students showing potential in the area of art. Recipients must complete at least two art studio courses each semester and maintain a t least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to renew the scholarship. Recipients must enroll full-time. Students will need to contact the art department for more information (ext. 227).




Athletic Scholarship - Awarded to students showing potential in athletics. Recipients must maintain eligibility requirements set forth by the N.J.C.A.A. Recipients must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and enroll full-time. Students need to contact the athletic department for more information (ext. 215).



Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship - Requires a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0 in an occupational field. Instructors will select recipients. Recipients must enroll half-time.


Presidential and Dean's Scholarships - Awarded to graduating area high-school seniors who have an excellent academic record in high school and who have potential for outstanding achievement while attending Glen Oaks. The scholarship will cover all educational costs up to award amount. Recipients must enroll full-time while receiving the award. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year if the student maintains the required gpa at Glen Oaks. Students who qualify will be sent a post card from Glen Oaks directing them here for the application. Students can contact their high-school guidance counselor to confirm they will be on the mailing list.

Presidential Scholarship Requirements
A minimum 3.5 GPA is required to apply for this scholarship. Finalists for this scholarship will interview with the President of Glen Oaks, Dr. David Devier.
Dean's Scholarship Requirements
A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to apply for this scholarship.


Science Scholarship - Awarded to student(s) following the Natural Science or Engineering Associate Degree curriculum. Recipient must meet all general requirements standard to the college, declare a Math or Natural Science major and place in college level courses for Math, Natural Science and English on ACT Placement test. Student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Student must enroll full-time. Student will need to contact science department for more information (ext. 348). 


Student Success Scholarship
Glen Oaks is excited to offer a Student Success Scholarship that can help make your education more affordable by decreasing your overall tuition cost. This scholarship is for any new or returning Glen Oaks student who will be enrolled during the 14/Fall semester and pursuing a degree or certificate.



TRiO Student Support Services Scholarships


TRiO Scholars Award - All TRiO SSS students are eligible for this scholarship.  Awards will be offered during Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer semesters of $750/full-time students and $500/part-time.  Students must also meet certain criteria. 


TRiO Academic Success Scholarship - This scholarship is only offered for Fall and Winter semesters.  Scholarships will be automatically awarded to the two (2) TRiO SSS students with the HIGHEST GPA of the previous semester (Fall or Winter only).  The monetary award will be $250/student.

TRiO Achiever Scholarship - This scholarship is only offered for Fall and Winter semesters. Scholarships will be automatically awarded to the two (2) TRiO SSS students who have shown the most improvement during the previous semester (Fall or Winter only). The monetary award will be $250/student.

State of Michigan Scholarships / Grants




Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) is an incentive program that encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for the first two years of college and beyond. To meet the financial eligibility requirement, a student must have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36-consecutive-month period as identified by the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS). TIP provides assistance in two phases. Phase I covers tuition and mandatory fee charges for eligible students enrolled in a credit-based associate degree or certificate program at a participating Michigan community college, public university, degree-granting independent college, federal tribally-controlled college, or Focus: HOPE. Phase II provides a maximum of $2,000 total tuition assistance for credits earned in a four-year program at an in-state, degree-granting college or university.






Michigan Competitive Scholarship - The Michigan Competitive Scholarship program is available to undergraduate students pursuing their first degrees at an approved Michigan postsecondary institution.  Students must demonstrate both financial need and merit and eligible applicants must take the ACT and achieve a qualifying score prior to entering college.






Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver (MITW)










Miscellaneous Scholarships




Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarship is a monthly $1,000 giveaway, designed to help students pay for their  higher-education expenses. Every month, Campus Explorer will announce a  new scholarship – and a new way to win. A winner will be randomly  selected from the entrants. 




Castle Ink's Green Scholarship  This $2500 scholarships is for students who are United States citizen or permanent resident with a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average.



Kristy’s Kids Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to students pursuing a degree/certificate in Early Childhood Education.




MassMutual Scholars A national scholarship program for high-achieving African American, Asian, and Hispanic students interested in careers in the insurance and financial services industry


Midwest Energy Cooperative Adult Scholarship - Adults age 21 years and older who receive monthly electric service from Midwest Energy Cooperative, and whose primary residence is in Midwest’s service area, may apply for one of two $1,000 college scholarships. One scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester and one for the winter semester. Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees and/or book expenses and will be paid directly to the college or university.
Applicants must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours at a community college, a 4-year university or an accredited trade school. Two letters of recommendation from non-family members are required with application submission.

Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel Scholarship - Applicants must be a graduate of a St. Joseph County High School and currently reside in St. Joseph County. Recipient must be a 2nd year student at GOCC, and have a 2.5 GPA.  Application deadline usually in May.



Sturgis Exchange Club Swihart ScholarshipAwarded to students pursuing a degree in Health Occupations.





Sturgis Hospital Auxiliary Medical Scholarship Guild- Awarded to students pursuing a degree in Health Occupations. Sturgis Area Community Foundation Student Loan Program
Graduates of Sturgis, Burr Oak and Bronson High Schools are eligible to borrow money to attend an accredited college, university or community college of their choice. Please check for information on this program and other Scholarships & Grants available through the Sturgis Area Community Foundation.




The First National Bank Scholarship/Three Rivers American Legion Student Nurses Scholarship Fund- Awarded annually to a student attending an accredited school of nursing.



The Women’s Education Coalition Grant Program Applicants must be adult women who have had a significant break in their formal education and can demonstrate how post-high school education will help them reach their goals of increased financial independence. Both part-time and full-time students may apply for assistance.



Dorothy Hiatt Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established by her family to honor Dorothy Hiatt, R.N. She embraced the Nursing profession at Three Rivers Area Hospital and dedicated 41 years to caring for others. Patients, families and coworkers admired Dorothy for her skills as an excellent nurse and administrator.  Application deadline usually in April.

















Please contact the Glen Oaks Financial Aid Office at 269-294-4260 with any questions.