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
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. Scholarship award will be pro-rated for less than full-time (12 credits) enrollment. Recipients must enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours while receiving the award. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year if the student maintains the required GPA at Glen Oaks.

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, the Dean of Students, and the Director of Financial Aid.

Dean’s Scholarship Requirements-
A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline: March 1, 2020 at 4:00pm

Apply online

Glen Oaks Community College Faculty Scholarship
Awarded to returning Glen Oaks Community College students.

This scholarship is meant to recognize outstanding collegiate academic achievement and is funded entirely by the Glen Oaks Community College faculty. To be considered eligible for this award, all potential recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a returning full-time student (12 hours or more per semester)
  • Be enrolled in a degree or certificate program
  • Have completed at least 12 credit hours at Glen Oaks Community College
  • Have an accumulated GPA of 3.0 or better.

This scholarship may be applied to tuition, books, and fees. Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better to continue receiving the scholarship each semester.

Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on March 1, 2020.

Apply for the GOCC Faculty Scholarship

Career Technical Education Scholarship
Awarded to graduating area high school seniors.

Glen Oaks is offering 14 CTE scholarships to graduating high school seniors enrolled in the Career Technical Education (CTE) program and intending to continue in the same field as their CTE program after high school graduation. The CTE Scholarship award is $500 per year. This scholarship may be applied to tuition and fees only. Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to continue receiving the scholarship each semester.

Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on March 1, 2020.

Apply for the CTE Scholarship

Professor Emeritus David Gosling Memorial Scholarship Fund
Background:
Among the many accomplishments in his life Dr. David Gosling was the first faculty member hired by Glen Oaks Community College. Pursing his interest in biology and the sciences he taught at the college from its inception until his retirement in June 1993. While biology was his main interest, he taught other subjects including physical and regional geography and english composition. He was considered a dedicated and demanding instructor that helped prepare students to excel at higher level university classes after their graduation from Glen Oaks Community College.

Eligibility:

  • Second year student pursuing a science degree or career in the sciences that plans to transfer to a four year institution. Preference will be given to applicants seeking a career in education.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more)
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA.

Preference:

  • GOCC Service Area

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic ability, financial circumstances and career goals will be given consideration in selecting the recipients.

Maintenance Criteria:

  • The recipient of the Professor Emeritus David Gosling Memorial Scholarship will be expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA while receiving this scholarship.

Selection Process:

  • Students will be selected by the scholarship committee based upon the above criteria.

Use:

  • The scholarship may be applied to all education related expenses.

Amount and Number of Awards:

  • There shall be no limit on the number of said scholarships provided.
  • The scholarship will be awarded until funds are no longer available pursuant with a conversation with the donor.

Prior Recipients:

  • Must reapply

Disbursements:

  • The Office of Financial Aid will disburse the scholarship according to the standard school policy.

 


If, at any time, the College Foundation policies and procedures in effect for the administration of award and scholarship funds are changed, these provisions are automatically modified to conform.

Whenever it appears that changing conditions make this plan no longer applicable, practical, or suited to the general purposes stated above, the College Foundation would confer with the donor or their representative to secure a modification of the plan. If the Foundation is unable to locate the donor or their representative after reasonable efforts, then the Foundation is authorized to utilize the fund for any other suitable educational purpose, so that the fund will provide the maximum service to the community through the advancement of higher education.

Donis Armstrong “A Step Up to the Sciences” Scholarship*
Background:

The DONIS ARMSTRONG “A STEP UP TO THE SCIENCES” SCHOLARSHIP was created by Donis M. Armstrong during the Summer of 2005. Mrs. Armstrong indicated her desire that this scholarship be ‘need based’ recognizing Glen Oaks Community College students pursuing an Associate of Science degree. The Donis Armstrong “A Step Up to the Sciences” Scholarship is to be awarded to talented students in need of financial assistance committed to the sciences that plan to finish a two year degree at Glen Oaks and to go on and complete a four year degree elsewhere.

Donis Armstrong has been a life-long resident of Three Rivers Michigan. She has focused her support for community projects that provide financial assistance to projects that enables people to grow and develop. Her efforts have been targeted toward those who may have barriers to change and evolve. She has favored youth, the arts, and community needs.

In her youth Donis was very active in all sports, to include boxing. Donis has always considered the arts, to include music and dancing, her favorite activities in life. Creative design and decorating have also been methods for Donis to express herself. Donis is said to have a flare for home decorating, needle point wall decorations, and other creative pursuits.

Donis Armstrong is a long-time member of the Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers.

Eligibility:

  • Student pursuing a science degree or career in the sciences
  • Science major
  • Students must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more)

Preference:

  • One female student and one male student in the GOCC Service Area be selected annually, provided funds are available.

Selection Criteria:

  • Financial need will be given primary consideration in this award selection.
  • Academic ability and career goals will be given secondary consideration in selecting the recipients.

Maintenance Criteria:

  • The recipients of the Donis Armstrong “A Step Up to the Sciences” Scholarship will be expected to maintain a semester GPA of at least 2.5 while receiving the scholarship.

Selection Process:

  • Students will be selected by the scholarship committee based upon the above criteria..

Use:

  • The scholarship may be applied to all education related expenses.

Amount and Number of Awards:

  • There shall be no limit on the number or amount of said scholarships provided the principal is not utilized.

Prior Recipients:

  • Must reapply

Disbursements:

The Office of Financial Aid will disburse the scholarship according to the standard school policy.

If, at any time, the College Foundation policies and procedures in effect for the administration of award and scholarship funds are changed, these provisions are automatically modified to conform.

Whenever it appears that changing conditions make this plan no longer applicable, practical, or suited to the general purposes stated above, the College Foundation would confer with the donor or their representative to secure a modification of the plan. If the Foundation is unable to locate the donor or their representative after reasonable efforts, then the Foundation is authorized to utilize the fund for any other suitable educational purpose, so that the fund will provide the maximum service to the community through the advancement of higher education.

Freiburger-Keller Families Scholarship*
Background:

Anne and Jim Freiburger purchased a summer home in the Colon Community in 1979 and retired there in 2000. It soon became apparent that Glen Oaks Community College provides a tremendous opportunity for area residents to get additional training/ degrees. In 20 11, their Grandson chose to attend Glen Oaks and play baseball. Through his involvement over the next two years the Freiburgers gained first hand knowledge of what a difference the opportunity to attend GOCC can provide, especially for the non-traditional student. Hence the funding of the scholarship.

Eligibility:

  • Student pursuing a certificate or degree
  • Students must be enrolled for at least a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • In district St. Joseph County and service area residents

Preference:

  • To a Colon area resident

Selection Criteria:

  • Financial circumstances, academic ability, and career goals will be taken into consideration in selecting recipients.

Maintenance Criteria:

  • The recipient will be expected to maintain a 2.0 GP A semester grade while receiving this scholarship.
  • Student may receive the annual award for a second year.

Selection Process:

  • Student will be selected by the Freiburger family. Recommended student will be reviewed by the scholarship committee for final approval.
  • This scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books and all supplies.

Amount and Number of Awards:

  • Number and size determined by availability of funds and number of qualified applicants.

Prior Recipients:

  • Must reapply

Disbursements:

The Office of Financial Aid will disburse the scholarship according to the standard school policy.

This fund is set up as an endowed scholarship and monies will be held in a restricted endowed account. Funds will be held for two years for income growth before distribution is made. The donors will contribute additional monies for tuition and fees until the endowment has income growth to distribute.

If, at any time, the College Foundation policies and procedures in effect for the administration of award and scholarship funds are changed, these provisions are automatically modified to conform.

Whenever it appears that changing conditions make this plan no longer applicable, practical, or suited to the general purposes stated above, the College Foundation would confer with the donor or their representative to secure a modification of the plan. If the Foundation is unable to locate the donor or their representative after reasonable efforts, then the Foundation is authorized to utilize the fund for any other suitable educational purpose, so that the fund will provide the maximum service to the community through the advancement of higher education.

Dr. David H. & Patricia A. Devier Scholarship*
Background:

David and Patricia Devier have benefited greatly from higher education and desire to help future students attend Glen Oaks Community College to provide similar opportunities.

Eligibility:

  • Any incoming or continuing Glen Oaks student attending full-time.

Preference: None

Selection Criteria:

  • Full time attendance, considered first generation students. Academic good standing.
  • If continuing student, consideration given to students pursuing technical programs.

Maintenance Criteria:

  • Student may receive the annual award for a second year.

Selection Process:

  • Students will be selected by the GOCC Foundation Scholarship Committee based upon the above criteria.

Use:

  • The scholarship may be applied to all education related expenses.

Amount and Number of Awards:

  • The amount and number shall be established annually by the college.

Prior Recipients:

  • Must reapply

Disbursements:

The Office of Financial Aid will disburse the scholarship according to the standard school policy.

If, at any time, the College Foundation policies and procedures in effect for the administration of award and scholarship funds are changed, these provisions are automatically modified to conform.

The fund is established as of Whenever it appears that changing conditions make this plan no longer applicable, practical, or suited to the general purposes stated above, the College Foundation would confer with the donor or their representative to secure a modification of the plan. If the Foundation is unable to locate the donor or their representative after reasonable efforts, then the Foundation is authorized to utilize the fund for any other suitable educational purpose, so that the fund will provide the maximum service to the community through the advancement of higher education.

Ernest R. Graham Memorial Scholarship*
Background:

Mr. Graham, resident of the Three Rivers area for 26 years, brought up with a stern understanding from his mother and father that it was very important to get an education. Mr. Graham worked as an electrician in the Chicago area until his retirement in 1982. He was involved in community projects as an active member of the Three Rivers Lions Club since 1991, a member of the Carver Center, as well as, a long time member of the NAACP.

The original purpose of this Fund was to provide scholarship support to qualified individuals involved in the Upward Bound Program who intended to pursue any Certificate, Applied Science in Business or Technology Associate Program at Glen Oaks Community College. In the fall of 2012 the Upward Bound Program was discontinued at GOCC, as a result the eligibility and criteria for this scholarship have been amended. The scholarship continues on in keeping with the wishes of Mr. Graham to be awarded to talented students who plan to complete a two-year degree, or a certificate program at Glen Oaks Community College.

Eligibility:

  • Students pursuing a degree or certificate in business or technical career
  • Students enrolled minimum part-time (6 credit hours or more)
  • Minimum GPA of 1.5

Preference:

  • GOCC In-District Area (St. Joseph County Resident)
  • Student participating in the Occupational Student Success Program or TRIO Student Support Services Program

Selection Criteria:

  • Career goals
  • Financial need as determined and verified by FAFSA
  • Academic ability

Maintenance Criteria:

  • The recipients will be expected to maintain a semester GPA of at least 1.5 while receiving the scholarship.

Selection Process:

  • Students will be selected by the Foundation Scholarship Committee based upon the above criteria.

Use:

  • The scholarship may be applied to all education related expenses.

Amount and Number of Awards:

  • There shall be no limit on the number or amount of said scholarships provided the principal is not utilized.

Prior Recipients:

  • Must reapply

Disbursements:

The Office of Financial Aid will disburse the scholarship according to the standard school policy.

If, at any time, the College Foundation policies and procedures in effect for the administration of award and scholarship funds are changed, these provisions are automatically modified to conform.

Whenever it appears that changing conditions make this plan no longer applicable, practical, or suited to the general purposes stated above, the College Foundation would confer with the donor or their representative to secure a modification of the plan. If the Foundation is unable to locate the donor or their representative after reasonable efforts, then the Foundation is authorized to utilize the fund for any other suitable educational purpose, so that the fund will provide the maximum service to the community through the advancement of higher education.

Senator Harry Gast Leadership Scholarship*
Background:

The Senator Harry Gast Leadership Scholarship is being established to honor Senator Harry Gast as he prepares to retire from the Senate of the State of Michigan. Senator Gast has distinguished himself with exemplary service to community colleges and residents of the 20th District from 1978 to 2002. Through his position as Chair of the Community College Subcommittee, as well as the Senate Appropriations and Capital Outlay committees Senator Gast was a champion for community colleges, their projects and especially their students.

The Senator Harry Gast Leadership Scholarship is established to recognize exceptional Glen Oaks Community College students demonstrating leadership and integrity. The scholarship is to be awarded to talented students committed to public service and community change who plan to finish a two-year degree at Glen Oaks.

The effect of this scholarship, in addition to functioning as an incentive for and a prestigious acknowledgement of leadership and integrity, would be to raise the rate of retention for talented students by providing a strong and appealing reason for remaining at Glen Oaks Community College.

This scholarship will be funded with an initial $5,000. gift from Senator Harry Gast, a $5,000. match from the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation, and proceeds from a Toast and Roast Benefit to honor Senator Gast.

Eligibility:

  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent with a minimum g.p.a. of 3.00
  • Maintain full time student status and a 3.00 g.p.a.
  • Glen Oaks Community College District or service area resident
  • First year students will be eligible directly out of high school

Preference:

  • Students pursuing an Associate Degree in General Studies or an Associates of Arts with emphasis in American government/political science, history, social sciences, education or social work.

Selection Criteria:

  • Participation in activities and projects beyond standard class activities may include voluntary involvement in student government and other college related social activities. High School students may be required to provide a letter of support from High School officials or teachers.

Selection Process:

  • Students will be selected by the scholarship committee based upon the above criteria.
  • Students may be requested to provide a letter of recommendation from their School Counselor or a High School Instructor.

Use:

  • The Scholarship may be applied to all education related expenses.

Amount and Number of Awards:

  • Number and size determined by availability of funds and number of qualified applicants
  • Minimum of one scholarship award each term based on the availability of funds

Prior Recipients:

  • Must reapply

Disbursement:

The Office of Financial Aid will disburse the scholarship according to the standard school policy.

If, at any time, the College Foundation policies and procedures in effect for the administration of award and scholarship funds are changed, these provisions will be automatically modified to conform.

The donor initiated this scholarship in July of 2002. This fund was initially established as an endowed scholarship with a match of $5,000. from the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation. The fund is now endowed and monies will be held in a restricted endowed account. Distribution may begin in the 2003/04 school year, provided fund availability.

Whenever it appears that changing conditions make this plan no longer applicable, practical, or suited to the general purposes stated above, the College Foundation will confer with the donor or their representative to secure a modification of the plan. If the Foundation is unable to locate the donor or their representative after reasonable efforts, then the Foundation is authorized to utilize the fund for any other suitable educational purpose, so that the fund will provide the maximum service to the community through the advancement of higher education.