Professor Emeritus David Gosling Memorial Scholarship Fund

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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Whenever it appears that changing conditions make this plan no longer applicable, practical, or suited to the general purposes stated above, the College Foundation would confer with the donor or their representative to secure a modification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.