GCC Students Urged to Apply for Scholarships

Thursday, October 25, 2012

With more than $350,000 available for graduating community college students, Gateway Community College (GCC) students are encouraged to apply. The 2012 application deadline is November 15 and the application is available online.

GCC students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher who will be graduating or transferring in May and attending a baccalaureate program in the fall can apply for scholarships with awards of up to $7,500. They also have the chance to be featured in USA TODAY’s feature on outstanding community college students. 

The scholarships include: The Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. One hundred fifty students will receive gold, silver and bronze awards with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $1,500. Applicants apply for these scholarships on a “by nomination” only basis. They will be reviewed by a GCC committee and two nominees will be selected.

Twenty students from around the country will be selected to the All-USA Community College Academic Team presented by USA TODAY and Phi Theta Kappa and sponsored by the Follett Higher Education Group. Each student selected will receive a $2,500 scholarship, a medallion and they will be featured in USA TODAY. In addition, the top scoring student in each of the fifty states will be named a New Century Scholar and receive a $2,000 stipend.

GCC’s Phi Theta Kappa members who are graduating or transferring in the spring and continuing their education at a four-year institution in the fall can also apply the Hites Transfer Scholarship which supports the outstanding academic achievement of Phi Theta Kappa members. Ten scholarships of $7,500 will be awarded to members of Phi Theta Kappa. To apply, students must submit a completed Fall Common Application form by November 15. In addition, the Guistwhite Scholarship Program recognizes the scholarly achievements of Phi Theta Kappa members and up to 20 members will receive scholarships of $5,000 each. 

For more information, students can contact Susan K. Swirsky at sswirsky@gatewayct.edu.