Universities partner with GRCF to create new scholarship program
Caroline MacGregor November 8, 2013 | WGVU
The new scholarships
will support GRCF’s Challenge Scholars program to help students attend college.
Grand Valley, Aquinas College, Ferris State University and GRCC are all
Grand Valley President Thomas J. Haas says the program fits Grand
Valley’s mission to help provide access to a college degree and more opportunities.
Having grown up in New York City in a neighborhood similar to the one
surrounding Harrison Park School, Haas encouraged students to think big.
Juan Olivarez, president of Aquinas College, who says working with parents
offered him insight into the hope provided by the scholarships.
“go on to
The new scholarships support the Challenge Scholars program, launched two
years ago, and begin with sixth grade students at Harrison Park School and
Westwood Middle School.
principal of Harrison Elementary, who says students who complete the program and graduate from Union High will
receive a last dollars scholarship from GRCF. The value is based on family
income and the college the student attends.
President Diana Sieger says the scholarships bring additional resources to
students, parents and teachers at participating schools.
As part of the program, parents and student make a commitment to school attendance and good grades.
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