From left are Julie Andrews, Sturgis Exchange Club, Lindsay Richardson, Sturgis Community Foundation, and Anne Springsteen, TRIO project director at Glen Oaks Community College.

Sturgis Community Foundation awards textbook grant

Glen Oaks Community College has received a $3,000 grant from the Sturgis Area Community Foundation’s Doyle Exchange Fund. The funds will be used to help students in the TRIO Student Support Services program with textbook costs and course materials if their financial aid falls short of covering everything.

“We are excited to offer this additional source of support for our TRIO SSS students, as financial barriers are one of the leading reasons that students are unable to stay in college,” said Anne Springsteen, TRIO project director.

TRIO SSS is a federal outreach and student services program which provides services for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

“William and Helen Doyle established the Doyle Exchange Awards in 1992 to help support organizations with charitable or educational needs within the Sturgis Foundation,” said Julie Andrews, Sturgis Exchange Club member.  “Through their generous donations we have contributed to over 49 different organizations and 74 programs within the community.”