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Whenever it appears that changing conditions make this plan no longer applicable, practical, or suited to the general purposes stated above, the College Foundation would confer with the donor or their representative to secure a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