Jaffe (Fredrica, Neva, & Abraham) Scholarship*
You can apply for all Foundation Nursing scholarships by submitting a single Foundation Nursing Scholarship Application via Etrieve.
Background:Abraham Jaffe created the Fund in his Trust on July 14, 1977, to be known as the FREDRICA, NEVA and ABRAHAM JAFFE SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

Nursing scholarships may be awarded to any nursing student of Glen Oaks Community College (and shall not be limited to students of Glen Oaks Community College’s Practical Nursing Program), as long as a scholarship recipient meets the remaining scholarship requirements set forth.

The Foundation is authorized to expend as much of the income from the Funds principal of $53,299 that it deems reasonably prudent in order to grant nursing scholarships to students of Glen Oaks Community College, as long as said scholarship recipients are selected in accordance with the terms of the Trust and later amended orders.

On April 6, 1999 the Probate Court for the County of St. Joseph “Reformed” provisions of the original Trust to include the appointment of Glen Oaks Community College Foundation as the Trustee, and the funds were transferred to Glen Oaks Community College Foundation.

Eligibility:

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

Preference: none

Selection Criteria:

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

Maintenance Criteria:

  • The recipients of the Fredrica, Neva and Abraham Jaffe scholarship will be expected to maintain a semester GPA of at least 2.0 while receiving the scholarship.

Selection Process:

Students will be selected by the Director of Financial Aid, the Dean of the College, and the Director of Nursing of Glen Oaks Community College. In the event any other member of the selection committee refuses to act, or the position or office designated as the position or office that receives the vote on the selection committee is eliminated, then the President of Glen Oaks Community College shall have the authority to appoint a new member to the selection committee, as long as said new member is a faculty member of Glen Oaks Community College’s nursing program.

Use:

  • The scholarship may be applied to tuition and fees.

Amount and Number of Awards:

There shall be no limit on the number or amount of said scholarships. In the event the income from the Fund is insufficient to award at least One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) worth of scholarships annually, then the Fund principal may be used in order to assure at least One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) is awarded annually.

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.

Alice & George F. Field Nursing Scholarship*
You can apply for all Foundation Nursing scholarships by submitting a single Foundation Nursing Scholarship Application via Etrieve.
Background:

The Alice and George F. Field Nursing Scholarship is to be awarded annually to a student entering Level I and/or Level II.
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:

  • Acceptance into Level I and/or Level II of the Nursing Program
  • Must be enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours while receiving this award
  • Maintain overall 3.0 GPA while receiving this scholarship
  • First year students will be eligible directly out of high school, if dual enrolled and they meet Nursing Program prerequisites

Preference:

  • None

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic ability, financial circumstance and career goals will be taken into consideration in selecting recipients.
  • Will be attending core-nursing classes
  • Active participant in the Nursing Program

Selection Process:

  • Final selection of scholarship recipients will be made by the Director of Financial Aid/Scholarship and Assistant Dean of the Nursing Program.
  • Students may be identified out of high school by recommendation of their School Counselor

Use:

  • This is a Scholarship to be granted to the student for tuition, fees, books, supplies or other 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.

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.

LTI Printing Scholarship Program*
Background:

LTI Printing created the LTI Printing Scholarship Fund for employees and their families who further their education by attending Glen Oaks Community College. This scholarship is available to any current full time employee, their son or daughter, or spouse.

Eligibility:

  • As described above (Relationship to employee based on IRS deductibility)
  • Student may be enrolled full or part time
  • FAFSA application is not required.

Preference: As above

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic ability, financial circumstances and career goals will be taken into consideration when selecting the recipients.

Maintenance Criteria:

  • The recipients of the LTI Printing 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 and recommendations by LTI Printing

Use:

  • The scholarship may be applied to tuition, fees, and costs.

Amount and Number of Awards:

  • A maximum of $1,000 per year per recipient may be awarded, but the award shall not exceed one half the cost of classes each year.
  • There shall be no limit on the number of said scholarships awarded. The number awarded will be based on available money. At no time shall endowment principal be utilized.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: July 15
  • Winter Semester November 15
  • Spring/Summer semester: March 15

Prior Recipients:

  • Must reapply each semester

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.

Mitchell Baker General Studies Scholarship*
Background:

The Mitchell Baker General Studies Scholarship was established by Sharon Baker in
memory of her son Mitchell Baker.

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support to qualified students in the
general studies or science area at Glen Oaks Community College. This scholarship is to be
awarded to talented students pursuing a General Studies Degree or an Associate of Science
Degree. General Studies is intended as a flexible degree for students who are not in a
specified curriculum in the transfer or professional-technical area, the degree may also be
appropriate for students who are undecided about future educational or career goals.

Eligibility:

  • Students must pursue an Associate General Studies Degree or an Associate of Science Degree
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours or more
  • New students must have a 2.5 G.P.A. minimum in high school
  • Returning GOCC students must have a 2.50 G.P.A.
  • Must be a St. Joseph County resident

Preference:

  • Full-time student (12 credit hours or more)

Selection Criteria:

  • Financial circumstances, academic ability, and career goals will be taken in consideration in selecting the recipients
  • Consideration will be given to recommendations from faculty and high school staff

Maintenance Criteria:

  • The recipients of the Mitchell Baker General Studies Scholarship will be expected to maintain a semester GPA of at least 2.50 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:

  • The scholarship committee will make final determination of the number and amount awarded based on the availability of funds.

Prior Recipients:

  • Prior recipients may reapply, if eligible.

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 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 contribution of $1,000, 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.

Gary and Susan Wheeler Leadership Scholarship*
Background:

The intent of this scholarship, in addition to serving as an incentive for attending the college and serving as an acknowledgement of past leadership achievement, is to encourage and support ongoing leadership qualities and service of Glen Oaks Community College students. The leadership qualities to be recognized by this scholarship include:

  • Organizational skills,
  • Willingness to take and accept responsibility,
  • Serving in a key role at school or in the community,
  • Ability to inspire others, and
  • Ability to succeed through effective teamwork.

Eligibility:

  • High school graduate or equivalent with a minimum g.p.a. of 3.00
  • Full-time enrollment status in college
  • Glen Oaks Community College district or service area resident
  • May be either a first-year student or second-year student

Preference:

  • Students pursuing an Associate degree in General Studies or other degree program.

Selection criteria:

Leadership may be demonstrated by participation in activities and projects beyond standard class expectations, serving in a key role (officer, team captain, or similar). Student leadership may include voluntary involvement in student government, school or college clubs and organizations, or athletic teams. Applicants are required to provide two (2) letters of support from high school or college officials, teachers, or community members attesting to the applicant’s leadership quality and service.

Selection process:

  • Students will be selected by the scholarship committee based on the above criteria.
  • Students are required to provide at least two (2) letters of support as noted above.

Use:

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

Amount and number of awards:

  • Number and size will be determined by the availability of funds and number of qualified applicants.
  • Minimum of one award each year based on availability of funds.

Prior Recipients:

  • Must reapply

Disbursement:

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.

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.

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.

Gray Brothers Stamping & Machine Scholarship Fund*
Background:

The Gray Brothers Stamping Machine Company created this Fund for students attending Glen Oaks Community College.

Eligibility:

  • First consideration will be given to employees and their dependents.
  • Second consideration will be given to former employees and their dependents

Preference: GOCC Service Area

Selection Criteria:

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

Maintenance Criteria:

  • The recipients of the Gray Brothers Stamping Machine Company 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 and recommendations by Gray Brothers Stamping Machine Company.

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.