Thursday, April 19, 2007

College Foundation Announces New Scholarship Program

The Johnston Community College Foundation will offer a new program of scholarship awards for students attending JCC in the fall 2007. Due to considerable growth in the number of scholarships made available to students through the generosity of individuals, organizations, and corporations, the College Foundation has created a new program of scholarship opportunities called Opportunity Plus. Funded by private gifts donated to the College Foundation, the program is available to local residents as a plus to ongoing scholarship awards. Students may apply for the Opportunity Plus scholarship awards from April 15 through May 31. The scholarships will be announced by the end of June. Approximately 100 awards will be made, typically at $500 per award, to be used for the fall 2007 semester. To be eligible, students must register and be enrolled at JCC for a minimum of six (6) credit hours and demonstrate a need for financial aid. A current student applicant must have attained a minimum 2.5 grade point average in all coursework completed. “The College Foundation has had a wonderful year in generating new scholarship opportunities, and they wanted to initiate a new program that would provide some support for students who decide to go to the College a little later than our typical April 1 cut-off for financial aid,” said Dr. Don Reichard, College president. “We will be offering about 100 more scholarships this fall than we were able to provide last fall, and the Foundation has also started a new program of providing scholarships for the spring semester.” Application materials may be acquired from the Financial Aid Office or on the Johnston Community College website under the Financial Aid/Scholarships link.


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