Application open for 2016-2017 Presidential and Dean’s Scholarships at Glen Oaks Community College

Glen Oaks Community College is now accepting applications for the Presidential and Dean’s Scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.

To be eligible for these scholarships students must be a 2016 graduate from a high school in St. Joseph County or within the Glen Oaks service area (Cass County residents attending Three Rivers, Constantine or White Pigeon High Schools; students attending high schools in Branch County in Michigan; and students attending high schools in LaGrange, Elkhart and Steuben Counties of Indiana).

For the Presidential Scholarship students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 to be eligible for this $4,000 per year award. For the Dean’s Scholarship, worth $2,000 per year, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students must meet the minimum GPA requirement after the first semester of their senior year. Both scholarships may be renewable for one year.

“A Glen Oaks Presidential Scholarship will be awarded to one student from each of the eight high schools in St. Joseph County, and two additional scholarships will be awarded to students residing in the Glen Oaks Service Area,” said Jean Zimmerman, director of financial aid and scholarships. “For the Dean’s Scholarship, we will award two per each high school in the county, plus four scholarships to students residing in the Glen Oaks service area.”

To access the scholarship descriptions and application, do one of the following:

1) Go to glenoaks.edu/financialaid and select Scholarships from the list on the left. The scholarship descriptions and application are listed under Currently Open Scholarships.

2) Contact the Glen Oaks Financial Aid Office at (269) 294-4260 or financialaid@glenoaks.edu.

To be considered for these awards, all application materials must be received in the Glen Oaks Financial Aid Office by 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19.

Glen Oaks Community College is a quality provider of education programs serving the needs of residents and businesses of St. Joseph County and beyond. The College, established in 1965, sits on 300 acres of land in rural Centreville, Mich. GOCC offers 18 associate degree programs and 19 certificate programs. The student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1 affords students personal attention and provides opportunities to accomplish their goals and grow and succeed in a supportive, ethical and academic environment.