Foundation Scholarships and Study Abroad
The Foundation awarded over $53,000 to 53 students in 2015-16 who were chosen by a committee for their academic achievements. Additionally, the athletic program received a $25,000 grant to award scholarships to student athletes who are participating on one or more of the Viking sports teams.
Foundation Scholarships benefit students and community
Scholarships are established through the generosity of individuals, businesses and organizations, with the express goal of playing a part in changing the lives of students and helping them to prepare for a successful future, so that some day they too can establish a scholarship.
The Glen Oaks Community College Foundation was established in 1979 as a 501 C(3) non-profit organization with a governing Board of Directors made up of local community members. The purpose of the GOCC Foundation is to provide financial assistance to students through scholarships that recognize academic excellence, help provide students with educational and cultural opportunities, and encourage financial support from friends, alumni and staff for college development.
Charitable cash gifts given by supporters to establish scholarships because they know a strong community is fostered by educated citizens. The Foundation has created lifelong partnerships with our contributors that can support our goals and help Glen Oaks Community College meet its core mission. although many worthy organizations are asking for your assistance, but the GOCC Foundation asks you to make an investment in your community college. Beyond direct student assistance, contributions to the Foundation help support targeted funds for equipment and other curriculum improvements that result in an even higher quality educational experience.
Each year students are awarded Foundation scholarships. Some of the students are pursuing goals of enrichment, training for a technical career, or preparing to transfer to a university. All of these students will achieve a higher quality of life and contribute to the community.
Be sure to visit the Glen Oaks Foundation site at www.glenoaks.edu/foundation for more information on these scholarships. Some are aimed at students pursuing education, nursing, business, general studies, banking, technologies, student athletics and the Upward Bound program.