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Patricia J. Wortinger Nursing Scholarship*
You can apply for all Foundation Nursing scholarships by submitting a single Foundation Nursing Scholarship Application via Etrieve.
Background:

The Patricia J. Wortinger Nursing Scholarship is being established by Robert Wortinger in memory of his wife Patricia J. Wortinger. Patty was a graduate of Glen Oaks Community College from the Licensed Practical Nursing class of 1973 from there she began working for the Three Rivers Hospital. She had a long and successful career in nursing working a total of 32 years in the health profession field with the last 25 years in the Three Rivers Medical Clinic and later Three Rivers Health, as Primary Nurse for Dr. Donald Schimnoski. Patty truly loved and was devoted to her family, she was a long time member of the Three Rivers community where she was born and raised her family. She was a Three Rivers High Schoo! graduate of 1972 and was very active in her early years in the Band Booster and Girl Scouts.

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support to qualified individuals in their nursing education at Glen Oaks Community College, in addition to functioning as a strong incentive for and a prestigious acknowledgement of excellence in nursing. The scholarship is to be awarded to talented students committed to nursing who plan to complete a degree or certificate. The effect of this scholarship would be to enhance the retention rate for talented nursing students by providing an appealing reason for remaining at Glen Oaks Community College.

Eligibility:

  • Pursuing the Nursing program
  • Any accepted Nursing student, level I & II
  • Students must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more)

Preference:

  • Has a minimum 3.0 GPA from prerequisite coursework
  • Resident of St. Joseph County in-district status

Selection Criteria:

  • Expressed commitment in the nursing career
  • Academic ability, financial circumstances and career goals will be taken into consideration in selecting the recipients.
  • Participation in activities and projects beyond standard class activities may include voluntary commitments to worthy causes.
  • Intention to work in St. Joseph County upon completion of training.

Selection Process:

  • Students will be selected by the Director of Financial Aid and the Director of Nursing of Glen Oaks Community College.
  • Students may be identified out of high school by recommendations of their school counselor, teachers, or Hospital/Medical personnel.

Maintenance Criteria:

  • The recipients will be expected to maintain a semester GPA of at least 2.75 while receiving the scholarship.

Use:

  • The scholarship may be applied to education related expenses.

Amount and Number of Awards:

  • Number and size will be determined by the 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.

Donors and their immediate families (spouse, child, stepchild, grandchild, step-grandchild, sister or brother) are not eligible for assistance from the scholarship or grant for which they are the primary donor or for whom the fund is named.

This Fund is endowed (as of February 24, 2011) at $10,000 and has been established as a Permanently Restricted endowed account. Distribution will begin in two years following the date it became fully endowed. The Fund will have for immediate distribution $1,160.00 to award in the first two years of its establishment set up as Temporarily Restricted funds where it has also been established with donor­ imposed restrictions that permit the Foundation to use or expend the assets as specified above.

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 related medical education purpose, so that the fund will provide the maximum service to the community through the advancement of higher education.

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.

Ron & Keli Lynn Roach Memorial Health Occupations Scholarship*
You can apply for all Foundation Nursing scholarships by submitting a single Foundation Nursing Scholarship Application via Etrieve.
Background:

The Ron & Keli Lynn Roach Memorial Health Occupations Scholarship was established by Peggy Roach in memory of her husband Ron and daughter Keli Lynn. The scholarship was initially the Keli Lynn Roach Memorial Scholarship, then following Peggy’s husband Ron’s untimely death, January 8, 1997, Peggy established a Ronald Roach Memorial Scholarship. These scholarships were merged in July of 2008.

Keli Lynn Roach, second child to Ron & Peggy, was stillborn on December 8, 1984, following years of infertility. Peggy stated, “everyone sees pregnancy as a happy time but rarely does anyone talk about the devastating reality of the hard times that can happen, this is where the medical staff steps in.” Because of the care, concern and genuine compassion of the nursing staff at Sturgis Hospital Ron & Peggy were inspired to give back and establish a scholarship for deserving nursing students to help them pursue their dreams.

The purpose of this Fund is to provide scholarship support to qualified individuals in the Health Occupation programs at Glen Oaks Community College. This scholarship is to be awarded to talented students committed to the health profession who plan to complete a two-year degree, or a certificate program at Glen Oaks Community College, or other degree or certificate program for health occupation students established in the future.

The effect of this scholarship, in addition to functioning as a strong incentive for and a prestigious acknowledgement of excellence in the health occupations area of studies, 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.

The Scholarship will serve to honor and substantially reward each year’s recipients and to significantly enhance and embellish the Glen Oaks Community College Health Occupations programs as a recruitment and retention tool.

Eligibility:

  • Studies must be in the Health Occupations
  • Maintain full or part-time time student status
  • Maintain overall 2.75 g.p.a.
  • First year students will be eligible directly out of high school, if dual enrolled
  • Must meet all program prerequisites

Preference:

  • To a student with greater financial need and/or higher academic performance
  • Intention to work in St. Joseph County upon completion of training

Selection Criteria:

  • Active participant in a Health Occupation program
  • Committed to a career in the Health Occupations
  • Participation in activities and projects beyond standard class activities may include voluntary commitments to worthy causes

Selection Process:

  • Final selection of scholarship recipients will be made by the Director of Financial Aid/Scholarship and Assistant Dean of the Nursing Programs & Allied Health in consultation with the Dean of the College
  • Students may be identified out of high school by recommendation of their School Counselor, teachers, or Hospital/Medical personnel
  • Final selection by the end of July.

Use:

  • This is a Scholarship to be granted to the student for education related expenses.

Amount and Number of Awards:

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

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 fund is now endowed and monies will be held in a restricted endowed account. Distribution will begin in the 2008 /09 school year.

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.

Joan & Richard Jacobs Nursing Scholarship*
You can apply for all Foundation Nursing scholarships by submitting a single Foundation Nursing Scholarship Application via Etrieve.
Background:

The Joan & Richard Jacobs Nursing Scholarship was established by Joan & Richard Jacobs in memory of Joan’s sister Betty Whistler. Betty was Joan’s oldest sister who spent her entire working career (40 years) at the Gilmore Department Store in Kalamazoo. Joan described Betty as “a devoted, people oriented” individual.

Joan was moved to support a Nursing Scholarship because when she was a student at White Pigeon High School a local family encouraged her to attend Nursing School and offered to pay her tuition. Joan stated that at the time, she doubted her ability to succeed in Nursing School and did not pursue the offer.

Since retiring Joan and Richard have been very involved in volunteer activities. Joan has volunteered at Three Rivers Health for the past twelve years. Dick volunteers at three organizations in Three Rivers. They cherish community involvement and the interaction which they believe keeps them feeling young.

The purpose of this Fund is to provide scholarship support to qualified individuals in the nursing programs at Glen Oaks Community College. This scholarship is to be awarded to talented students committed to Nursing who plan to complete a two-year degree, or a certificate program at Glen Oaks Community College, or other nursing degree or certificate program for nurses established in the future.

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

The Scholarship will serve to honor and substantially reward each year’s recipients and to significantly enhance and embellish the Glen Oaks Community College Nursing programs as a recruitment and retention tool.

Eligibility:

  • Must be accepted into a Nursing Program as described above
  • Maintain full or part-time time student status
  • Nursing major
  • Maintain overall 2.75 g.p.a.
  • First year students will be eligible directly out of high school, if dual enrolled
  • Must meet all program prerequisites

Preference:

  • To a Three Rivers area resident
  • To a student with greater financial need and/or higher academic performance

Selection Criteria:

  • Accepted and active participant in a Nursing Program
  • Committed to a career in nursing
  • Participation in activities and projects beyond standard class activities may include voluntary commitments to worthy causes
  • Intention to work in St. Joseph County upon completion of training

Selection Process:

  • Final selection of scholarship recipients will be made by the Director of Financial Aid/Scholarship and Assistant Dean of the Nursing Programs & Allied Health in consultation with the Dean of the College
  • Students may be identified out of high school by recommendation of their School Counselor, teachers, or Hospital/Medical personnel
  • Final selection by the end of April

Use:

  • This is a Scholarship to be granted to the student for education related expenses.

Amount and Number of Awards:

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

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 award in January of 2006.

The fund is now endowed (as of January 3, 2006) and monies will be held in a restricted endowed account. Distribution may begin in the 2007/08 school years.

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.

Donald & Eloise Wiedenbeck Nursing Scholarship*
You can apply for all Foundation Nursing scholarships by submitting a single Foundation Nursing Scholarship Application via Etrieve.
Background:

The DONALD & ELOISE WIEDENBECK NURSING SCHOLARSHIP was established by Jo and Skeet Moyer of Three Rivers in 2005 in memory of their dear friends, Donald and Eloise Wiedenbeck. Donald and Eloise were lifelong residents of Three Rivers. The Wiedenbeck family owned and operated the Wolverine Auto Parts store in downtown Three Rivers for many years. Jo and Skeet Moyer established this
scholarship as part of their effort to give money they received from the Wiedenbeck Estate back to the community. Jo and Skeet have been long-time volunteers at Three Rivers Health (formerly, Three Rivers Hospital) and it is their hope and belief that the recipients of this scholarship will have rewarding careers and continue to contribute toward improving the quality of health care available in the community.

The purpose of this Fund is to provide scholarship support to qualified individuals in the Nursing Programs at Glen Oaks Community College. The scholarship is to be awarded to talented students committed to Nursing who plan to complete a two-year degree, or a certificate program at Glen Oaks Community College, or other nursing degree or certificate program for nurses established in the future.

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

The Scholarship will serve to honor and substantially reward each year’s recipients and to significantly enhance and embellish the Glen Oaks Community College Nursing programs as a recruitment and retention tool.

Eligibility:

  • Must be accepted into a Nursing Program as described above
  • Maintain full time or part-time student status
  • Maintain overall 2.75 g.p.a.
  • First year students will be eligible directly out of high school, if dual enrolled
  • Must meet all program prerequisites

Preference:

  • To a Three Rivers area resident
  • To a student with financial need and/or higher academic performance

Selection Criteria:

  • Accepted and active participant in a Nursing Program
  • Committed to a career in nursing
  • Intention to work in St. Joseph County upon completion of training
  • Participation in activities and projects beyond standard class activities may include voluntary commitments to worthy causes

Selection Process:

  • Final selection of scholarship recipients will be made by the Director of Financial Aid/Scholarship and Assistant Dean of the Nursing Program in consultation with the Dean of the College
  • Students may be identified out of high school by recommendation of their School Counselor, Teachers, or Hospital/Medical personnel
  • Final selection by the end of April

Use:

  • This is a Scholarship to be granted to the student for education related expenses.

Amount and Number of Awards:

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

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 award on January 12, 2005.

The fund is now endowed as of January 12, 2005 and monies will be held in a restricted endowed account. Distribution shall begin in the 2005/06 school years.

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.

Dennis & Sharon Baker Nursing Scholarship*
You can apply for all Foundation Nursing scholarships by submitting a single Foundation Nursing Scholarship Application via Etrieve.
Background:

The Dennis and Sharon Baker Nursing Scholarship was established by Sharon Baker in memory of Dennis Baker.

The purpose of this Fund is to provide scholarship support to qualified individuals in the nursing programs at Glen Oaks Community College. This scholarship is to be awarded to talented students committed to Nursing who plan to complete a two-year
degree, or a certificate program at Glen Oaks Community College, or other nursing degree or certificate program for nurses established in the future.

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

The Scholarship will serve to honor and substantially reward each year’s recipients and to significantly enhance and embellish the Glen Oaks Community College Nursing programs as a recruitment and retention tool.

Eligibility:

  • Must be accepted into a Nursing Program as described above
  • Maintain full or part-time time student status
  • Nursing major
  • Maintain overall 2.75 g.p.a.
  • First year students will be eligible directly out of high school, if dual enrolled
  • Must meet all program prerequisites

Preference:

  • To a Sturgis area resident
  • To a student with greater financial need and/or higher academic performance

Selection Criteria:

  • Accepted and active participant in a Nursing Program
  • Committed to a career in nursing
  • Participation in activities and projects beyond standard class activities may include voluntary commitments to worthy causes
  • Intention to work in St. Joseph County upon completion of training

Selection Process:

  • Final selection of scholarship recipients will be made by the Director of Financial Aid/Scholarship and Assistant Dean of the Nursing Programs & Allied Health in consultation with the Dean of the College
  • Students may be identified out of high school by recommendation of their School Counselor, teachers, or Hospital/Medical personnel
  • Final selection by the end of April

Use:

  • This is a Scholarship to be granted to the student for education related expenses.

Amount and Number of Awards:

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

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 fund is now endowed (as of January 31, 2007) and monies will be held in a restricted endowed account. Distribution will begin in the 2007/08 school years with an additional $1,000 provided in a separate contribution, receipted on February 2, 2007, which will not
be part of the endowed restricted fund.

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.

Runyan Nursing Scholarship*
You can apply for all Foundation Nursing scholarships by submitting a single Foundation Nursing Scholarship Application via Etrieve.

Background:

The Runyan Nursing Scholarship is being established by Ruth R. Perry in memory of her parents Charles G. and Mildred M. Runyan.

Mildred “Min” and Charles “Chuck” Runyan, lifelong residents of Sturgis, were strong believers in doing good things for others, always making themselves available in time of need. As a young woman, Min wanted to become a nurse upon completion of high school, however, at that time there were no openings in many of the nursing schools.
She was forced to change her professional goal and completed requirements in the School of Cosmetology. Min had the entrepreneur spirit and after years of working in her best friend’s beauty salon, she ventured out and started her own business and worked until she was 80 years old and her health began to fail. During those years of work, she made regular visits to the now, Thurston Woods Village Nursing Center, in Sturgis, and would work in the resident beauty shop and also spend much time visiting residents, trying to cheer up their days and offer her services as well.

Following graduation from Indiana University, Charles was employed at the Sturgis Post Office; after many years in the postal service, he made the decision to pursue a new career, thus retiring as Director of Personnel at Formed Tubes, Inc., Sturgis.

Both Min and Chuck were strong supporters of Glen Oaks Community College and felt the college’s School of Nursing was truly a gift to St. Joseph County.

The Runyan Nursing Scholarship is established to recognize Glen Oaks Community College students pursuing a Nursing Degree. The scholarship is to be awarded to talented students committed to nursing who plan to finish a two-year nursing degree at Glen Oaks.

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

The Scholarship will serve to honor and substantially reward each year’s recipients and to significantly enhance and embellish the Glen Oaks Community College nursing program as a recruitment and retention tool.

Eligibility:

  • Maintain full time student status
  • Nursing major
  • First year students will be eligible directly out of high school, if dual enrolled and they meet Nursing Program prerequisites

Preference: none

Selection Criteria:

  • Must be accepted into the Nursing Program
  • Talented and committed
  • Will be attending core-nursing classes
  • Active participant in the Nursing Program
  • Participation in activities and projects beyond standard class activities may include voluntary commitment
  • Intention to work in St. Joseph County upon completion of training

Selection Process:

  • Students will be selected by the Director of Financial Aid/Scholarship and Assistant Dean of the Nursing Program in consultation with the Dean of the College
  • Students may be identified out of high school by recommendation of their School Counselor
  • Final selection by the end of April

Use:

  • This is a Scholarship to be granted to the student for education related expenses.

Amount and Number of Awards:

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

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 award in December 1998.

The fund is now endowed (as of December 17, 2002) and monies will be held in a restricted endowed account. Distribution shall begin in the 2003/04 school years.

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.

Howard & Betty Lambertson Medical Studies Scholarship*
You can apply for all Foundation Nursing scholarships by submitting a single Foundation Nursing Scholarship Application via Etrieve.
Background:

The HOWARD & BETTY LAMBERTSON MEDICAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP FUND is being established by Betty Lambertson in memory of her husband of 54 years, Howard Lambertson. Howard was a prominent and active citizen in the community of Three Rivers, in addition to having served as President of Armstrong Machine Works (Armstrong International, Inc.) from 1975 until his retirement in June of 1978. He graduated from the Indianapolis College of Mortuary Science in 1936, then in 1941 was drafted in the Army during WWII, achieving the rank of major by discharge in 1945. Then Howard and Betty owned and operated a resort at Houghton Lake where he pursued his interest in hunting and fishing. Howard was involved in many community organizations to include: Three Rivers Area Hospital Board, Three Rivers Rotary Club, Carnegie Center for the Arts, and the First Presbyterian Church.

Betty was a graduate of the University of Michigan. She was a very active member of the Three Rivers Area Hospital Auxiliary for many years, she volunteered in the snack bar for nearly forty years. Betty also participated on the Hospital Nursing Scholarship Committee. In 1995 Betty was awarded “Honorary Membership of the Presbyterian Church” presented to women chosen by their local church organization for their commitment to Christ and years of dedicated service to their church. Betty was also a member of the Presbyterian Friendship Circle for fifty years and served as treasurer for twenty years. Betty’s church involvement included serving on the committee that purchased the German Klais organ in the mid-nineteen eighties. Betty was also an active supporter of the Carnegie Center for the Arts, and the St. Joseph County United Way.

Betty and Howard have been philanthropic toward the Three Rivers community though their contributions have been made in near anonymity. They have been very generous in their support of a broad range of organizations and projects that have made their community a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

The purpose of this Fund is to provide scholarship support to qualified individuals in medical studies at Glen Oaks Community College. The scholarship is to be awarded to talented students committed to medical studies who plan to complete a two-year degree or a certificate program at Glen Oaks Community College : i.e., Medical Assistant, Administrative Medical Office Assistant, Medical Transcription, Practical Nursing, Health Insurance Biller/Coder, Paramedic, Allied Health Degree, Nursing Degree, and any future medical programs that may be developed.

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

The Scholarship will serve to honor and substantially reward each year’s recipients and to significantly enhance and embellish the Glen Oaks Community College medical studies program as a recruitment and retention tool.

Eligibility:

  • Must be accepted into a Medical Studies Program as described above
  • Maintain full time or part-time student status
  • Medical studies program pursuit
  • Maintain overall 2.75 g.p.a.
  • First year students will be eligible directly out of high school, if dual enrolled and they meet all program prerequisites

Preference:

  • To a student with financial need and/or higher academic performance

Selection Criteria:

  • Active participant in a Medical Studies Program
  • Talented and committed
  • Participation in activities and projects beyond standard class activities may include voluntary commitment
  • Intention to work in St. Joseph County upon completion of training

Selection Process:

  • Final selection of scholarship recipients will be made by the Director of Financial Aid/Scholarship and Assistant Dean of Nursing in consultation with the Dean of the College
  • Students may be identified out of high school by recommendation of their School Counselor
  • Final selection by the end of April

Use:

  • This is a Scholarship to be granted to the student for education related expenses.

Amount and Number of Awards:

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

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 award in November of 2004.

The fund is now endowed (as of November 2, 2004) and monies will be held in a restricted endowed account. Distribution shall begin in the 2005/06 school years.

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.

Mary A. Hoffine Nursing Scholarship*
You can apply for all Foundation Nursing scholarships by submitting a single Foundation Nursing Scholarship Application via Etrieve.
Background:

The Mary A. Hoffine Nursing Scholarship is being established by Phillip L. Hoffine and Pamela A. Hoffine in memory of Phillip’s mother Mary A. Hoffine. Mary was a graduate of the Licensed Practical Nursing Class of 1969, the second Nursing Class to graduate from Glen Oaks Community College. Mary A. Hoffine had a long and successful career in nursing following her mid-life nursing education.

The purpose of this Fund is to provide scholarship support to qualified individuals in their nursing education at Glen Oaks Community College. The scholarship is to be awarded to talented students committed to nursing who plan to complete a two-year nursing degree
at Glen Oaks.

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

The Scholarship will serve to honor and substantially reward each year’s recipients and to significantly enhance and embellish the Glen Oaks Community College nursing program as a recruitment and retention tool.

Eligibility:

  • Maintain full time student status
  • Nursing major
  • Maintain overall 2.5 g.p.a.
  • First year students will be eligible directly out of high school, if dual enrolled and they meet Nursing Program prerequisites

Preference:

  • To a student with greater financial need versus higher academic performance

Selection Criteria:

  • Must be accepted into the Nursing Program
  • Talented and committed
  • Will be attending core-nursing classes
  • Active participant in the Nursing Program
  • Participation in activities and projects beyond standard class activities may include voluntary commitment
  • Intention to work in St. Joseph County upon completion of training

Selection Process:

  • Students will be selected by the GOCC Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee based upon the above criteria.
  • Final selection of scholarship recipients will be made by the Director of Financial Aid/Scholarship and Assistant Dean of the Nursing and Allied Health Programs.
  • Students may be identified out of high school by recommendation of their School Counselor
  • Final selection by the end of July

Use:

  • This is a Scholarship to be granted to the student for education related expenses.

Amount and Number of Awards:

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

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 award in October of 1999.

The fund is now endowed (as of January 14, 2003) and monies will be held in a restricted endowed account. Distribution shall begin in the 2003/04 school years.

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.