Posted tagged ‘scholarship’

4 GRCC students named semifinalists for Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship

February 10, 2017

Four GRCC students have been selected as semifinalists for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship! Congratulations to Monica Hale, Anna Leestma, Tammy Loggins, and Daniel Lopez!

Scholarship application process now open; encourage students to apply

January 19, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Scholarship Application is now open. Please encourage your students to apply for these great opportunities.

Applicants are considered for over 300 different opportunities by completing the general application. Students can access the scholarship application at https://grcc.academicworks.com/users/sign_in and log in using their GRCC Blackboard log-in credentials.

The deadline to submit scholarship applications is March 15, 2017. Please note that if students have not earned at least 12 credits from GRCC, they must submit a high school transcript. Seniors must submit a transcript showing seven complete semesters.

We highly encourage all students to complete a 2017-2018 FAFSA in order to be considered for the most complete award package.

Please direct students to Financial Aid with any questions.

Geography student awarded scholarship for leadership and service

December 20, 2016

April Shirey, president of the GRCC Chapter of the International Geographical Honor Society, was recently awarded the Hruby Scholarship, which guarantees she will pay no more than 50 percent of the tuition for completion of the B.A. in Geography at Aquinas College. April is the third nontraditional GRCC Geography student in recent years to receive the Hruby Scholarship, which is awarded in recognition of exemplary leadership and service in our community. She also received the Dr. Phillip Sigal Peace and Justice Memorial Scholarship, which was awarded by the GRCC English Department, for completion of the Associate Degree. In addition to demonstrating leadership and service through the honor society, April presents papers at academic conferences, provides academic tutoring to students in a number of disciplines, and works as a production coordinator for events taking place throughout the U.S. She intends to begin studies at Aquinas in August 2017.April Shirey stands on a hilltop.

GRCC In the News, 12-16-16

December 16, 2016

GRCC approves $300,000 bond to provide training for new manufacturing jobs

Dec. 15, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College has a new agreement to provide training support for 33 new positions needed by an expanding Holland Township manufacturer.

Faculty split over cuts in new GRCC contract

Dec. 15, 2016; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A new three-year contract for faculty at Grand Rapids Community College is causing a rift between some adjunct and tenured professors.

Allegan General Hospital Foundation awards fall scholarships

Dec. 12, 2016; MLive

The Allegan General Hospital Foundation recently awarded its fall educational scholarships to Allegan Healthcare Group employees and their children in support of training and higher education studies in healthcare.

… Six children of employees received scholarship awards:

… Jaime Manne (Hamilton) is pursuing her associate’s degree in radiologic technology at Grand Rapids Community College.

GRCC In the News, 11-17-16

November 17, 2016

M-CAM Seeks to Bolster Michigan’s Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

Nov. 16, 2016; xconomy.com

During the turbulent election season we all recently endured, a big topic of conversation was trade — specifically how certain policies such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have harmed the domestic manufacturing sector and hollowed out the middle class. Among the many campaign promises made by President-elect Donald Trump was a pledge to renegotiate some of these trade agreements to help bring manufacturing jobs back from overseas.

… M-CAM is a collaboration between Bay College, Grand Rapids Community College, Kellogg Community College, Lake Michigan College, Lansing Community College, Macomb Community College, Mott Community College, and Schoolcraft Community College. Now in the third year of a four-year, $24.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, the program trains students in four key areas of advanced manufacturing: welding, CNC/machining, mechatronics, and production operations.

Grand Rapids to honor fallen officer with commemorative road signs, memorial

Nov. 16, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A half-mile portion of Tamarack Avenue NW will soon receive a commemorative designation in honor of a fallen Grand Rapids Police Department officer.

… Additional donations will go toward the Robert A. Kozminski Memorial Scholarship, which pays full tuition for a year for one Grand Rapids Community College student interested in law enforcement. The recipient is selected by Kozminski’s parents, Robert and Maria.

(This article doesn’t mention it, but Robert Kozminski is an alumnus of GRCC’s Police Academy.)

GRCC In the News, 11-14-16

November 14, 2016

Veteran turned GRCC professor: Thank us by caring about our country

Nov. 11, 2016; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Grand Rapids Community College students and staff paid silent tribute to military members on Veterans Day.

Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards $63,000

Nov. 14, 2016; achrnews.com

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Clifford H. Ted Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and ACCA, recently awarded 37 scholarship awards totaling $63,000. Of the 37 recipients, four are veterans who are studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industries.

… The HVACR and water heating technician program recipients are … Pragnesh Patel, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan; …

Green Hornets’ Courtnee Nicholson to be a GRCC Raider

Nov. 13, 2016; The Daily News (Greenville)

STANTON — This spring will be the last time Courtnee Nicholson will play for the Central Montcalm softball team; however, her career won’t be finished just yet.

The Green Hornets senior signed a letter of intent to attend Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and play softball for the Raiders.

GRCC In the News, 10-25-16

October 25, 2016

GRCC students provided seamless path to Calvin College programs

Oct. 24, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College and Calvin College announced Monday, Oct. 24, an institutional agreement that will provide GRCC students a seamless path to Calvin’s programs.

Experience GR Restaurant week Scholarship winner

Oct. 19, 2016; WJRW

Interview with SICE program director Werner Absenger

Aquinas hosts college fair

Oct. 17, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Aquinas College will host a college fair this week with more than 80 representatives on hand to talk with high students and their parents.

… Colleges and military branches at the fair

… Grand Rapids Community College

DDA eyes boundary expansion

Oct. 21, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

The downtown boundaries could receive an update before the end of the year.

… (Tim) Kelly said along with the city commission, DDA officials are in discussions with organizations and jurisdictions affected by the proposed boundary changes, including Kent County, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids Community College, Monroe North Tax Increment Finance Authority and the West Side and North Quarter Corridor improvement districts. Kelly said the DDA does not collect increments where corridor improvement districts already exist.

GRCC In the News, 10-18-16

October 18, 2016

LGBTQ students, others speak out against GRCC trustees’ transgender policy remarks

Oct. 17, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Malcolm Joseph, a transgender student at Grand Rapids Community College, was among a dozen who spoke out Monday, Oct. 17, challenging remarks by a Board of Trustee member against the transgender bathroom policy.

NSF project advances students in STEM majors

Oct. 17, 2016; gvsu.edu

The financial support students received through a National Science Foundation grant proved successful as nearly all of them graduated on time.

… Each student was assigned to a faculty member who served as a mentor and provided career guidance. Students were encouraged to complete high-impact experiences, such as conducting research or attending a professional development conference. The group also partnered with Grand Rapids Community College to provide up to five scholarships each year to students who transferred to Grand Valley.

GRCC In the News, 10-12-16

October 12, 2016

GRCC gets check from Restaurant Week

Oct. 11, 2016; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – The success of restaurant week can be partly measured by an annual event at Grand Rapids Community College.

2017 Restaurant Week GR scholarship donation announced

Oct. 11, 2016; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Restaurant Week Grand Rapids on Tuesday presented its annual donation to a fund that provides scholarships for local culinary students.

Restaurant Week donated $16,000 to the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation, a release from event organizers said. Additionally, six GRCC Secchia Institute for Culinary Education students were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship: Mike Aswani, Justin Back, Kaylee Mulder, Emily Neigarth, Sarah Rae Samrick and Ryan Wall.

Marcellus wins second straight division crown

Oct. 11, 2016; Sturgis Journal

For the second straight year it came down to Marcellus against Decatur for the SAC Central Division and for the second straight year, the Lady Wildcats prevailed.

… The Glen Oaks women’s volleyball team fell to Grand Rapids Community College 25-13, 25-9, 25-22 Tuesday night.

GRCC In the News, 10-4-16

October 4, 2016

Five vie for 3 seats on the Grand Rapids Community College board

Oct. 3, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Five candidates are vying for three, six-year seats on the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees in the Tuesday, Nov. 8, general election.

News at 11 p.m.

Oct. 3, 2016; WOTV

Diana Seiger is here with the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. They’re pleased to announce the Challenge Scholars program is expanding beginning next fall … Students with a GPA of at least 2.0 are eligible to attend Grand Rapids Community College for up to two years.

MCC Jayhawks volleyball team posts a 4-1 record in Grand Rapids tournament

Oct. 3, 2016; Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Community College volleyball team posted a strong 4-1 record over the weekend at the Raider Invitational at Grand Rapids Community College.

Running Back Finds Way to Crookston After Juco Program Discontinued

Oct. 3, 2016; University of Minnesota-Crookston website

Over four years ago, the decision was made to discontinue the football program at Grand Rapids Community College, after they had put up an unblemished 11-0 mark to win the Midwest Football Conference. Many young men, including Andre Person, were left without a place to play. That is when fellow Detroit-natives and former Grand Rapids Community College players Tevin Kellum and Andrew “Rock” Hall stepped in and steered him to the University of Minnesota Crookston.

GRCC In the News, 9-27-16

September 27, 2016

Two area graduates receive scholarships from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Sept. 22, 2016; WKTV

Two area graduates — one from Wyoming and one for Kentwood — were listed as among the 2016 scholarship recipients from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

2015 Lee High School graduate Monica Rivera received the Achille & Irene Despres, William & Andrea Scholarship which she will use toward her associate of science degree. She is a sophomore at Grand Rapids Community College.

Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarship Ceremony

September 22, 2016

The Education Department was proud to host the Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarship Dinner and Awards Ceremony Tuesday night. The event honored 50 students who received scholarships through the Teachers of Tomorrow funds. The Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarships are given to students in hopes that they will be able to use the money to work less and study more. This allows students to get through their degrees and out into the world of teaching. Congratulations to all the recipients of this amazing scholarship!

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GRCC In the News, 9-20-16

September 20, 2016

Community college becomes Fiat Chrysler training site

Sept. 19, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A local community college is now a certified Fiat Chrysler training site.
Grand Rapids Community College announced that it has joined the network of Fiat Chrysler-certified technical training sites.

Area students receive Law Enforcement Education Program scholarships

Sept. 16, 2016; The Holland Sentinel

The Law Enforcement Education Program recently named Jenna Klokkert, of Fennville, and Austin Lynema, of Zeeland, among the 22 students nationwide who will receive $1,000 scholarships to encourage their pursuit of law enforcement and public safety careers.
Klokkert is a student at Grand Rapids Community College, and Lynema is a student of Grand Valley State University.

GRCC’s 11th ranked men’s XC take 2nd at MSU, women take 3rd

Sept. 19, 2016; MLive

On Friday September 16th GRCC’s men’s and women’s cross country teams made the trek down I-96 for the MSU Spartan Invitational and toed the line for what was their toughest race of the season.

Kelley: A family guide to visiting ArtPrize

Sept. 19, 2016; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – ArtPrize in Grand Rapids used to be like the World’s Biggest Ball of Yarn. It was fun because it was large and bizarre and a good excuse to stretch your legs after a car ride.

… Local artists:

… Stanley Skopek of Battle Creek, Flight in Wind at GRCC Spectrum Theater Lobby, 160 Fountain NE

GRCC In the News, 9-12-16

September 12, 2016

Hookah lounge shooting victim identified as a 22-year-old Muskegon man

Sept. 11, 2016; MLive

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI — The 22-year-old man found dead in a parking lot Sunday morning has been identified by police as Muskegon resident Anthony Lamb.

… Police arrived to find Lamb lying in the parking lot outside the Hookah Lounge, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Lamb graduated from Holland High School in 2012 and went on to attend Grand Rapids Community College.

Help available for students of shuttered ITT Tech

Sept. 9, 2016; WOOD TV

MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The phones are ringing at college admissions offices all over West Michigan.

… Grand Rapids Community College is also looking for ways to help ITT Tech students.

Rees Scholarship Foundation awards $63,000

Sept. 11, 2016; mechanical-hub.com

Arlington, Va. — The Clifford H. Ted Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), announced scholarship awards totaling $63,000 to 37 students, including four veterans, studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.

… HVACR and Water Heating Technician Program Recipients:

… Pragnesh Patel, Grand Rapids Community College (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

What’s Cooking: Flourless chocolate torte recipe

Sept. 9, 2016; WZZM

Pastry Chef Abby Metz came to the WZZM 13 Studio from Red Water Restaurants, with a recipe for flourless chocolate torte.

(This article doesn’t mention it, but Abby Metz is a SICE alumna.)

2 Young Black Educators. 100 Students of Color: From Worst-to-First

Sept. 6, 2016; Huffington Post

Even in 2016, it is still rare to see two men of color who do what they do, working in higher education. Although the two couldn’t be more different, there are many things Chris & Dre have in common. For instance, they both come from humble beginnings. They both graduated from Ottawa Hills High School, located in Grand Rapids, Mich. and they both have humble, laid back personalities. Nearly ten years apart in age, they are two professionals who have become more like brothers due to a shared focus and passion for helping students achieve.

… In 2012, after data indicated that African American males attending Grand Rapids Community College were statistical leaders in every category of failure, Alpha Beta Omega (ABO) was birthed as a response to the stark reality. ABO, a leadership development program was spearheaded by Dr. Andre Fields, Eric Williams and Chris Sain Jr.

Five local leaders to host joint mayors’ coffee

Sept. 9, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS — Five local leaders are hosting a joint mayors’ coffee for residents on Sept. 22 with public transit the topic of discussion.

Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, Grandville Mayor Steve Maas, Kentwood Mayor Stephen Kepley, Walker Mayor Mark Huizenga and Wyoming Mayor Jack Poll will lead the mayors’ coffee, set for 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Applied Technology Center at Grand Rapids Community College, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE.

GRCC In the News, 8-24-16

August 24, 2016

Enjoy Polish food, music, dancing, and culture at the Polish Festival this weekend

Aug. 23, 2016; FOX 17

A weekend of Polish food, music, and dancing is taking over Grand Rapids this weekend at the Polish Festival.

… All money made from the festival will go back into the community to keep the Polish culture alive in Grand Rapids. They will also be giving back by making scholarships to GVSU, GRCC, and Aquinas.

Michigan This Morning

Aug. 24, 2016; WWTV

It’s clear there are plenty of Irish roots here in northern Michigan. This week Charlie Tinker takes you inside the kitchen at the Doherty Hotel for some authentic food that will keep you coming back for more. … Dean Doherty’s family heirloom opened its doors in 1924. … You can see him following in his father’s footsteps at Grand Rapids Community College.