By Cameron Frank – Collegiate Staff
Grand Rapids Community College’s eighth SCHOLARfest was held Oct. 20 at the JW Marriot, to raise money for scholarships awarded to students.
The event featured food stations, performances from the GRCC choir and the GRCC jazz band, and presentations from the Frey Foundation covering their work with the GRCC community.
This year’s SCHOLARfest raised $110,000, the most SCHOLARfest has ever raised and an increase from $36,000 raised in 2012.
Kathryn Mullins, Vice President for College Advancement and Executive Director of the GRCC Foundation, said she is more than happy with the outcome of SCHOLARfest.
“SCHOLARfest helps the GRCC community in moving forward and growing,” Mullins said. “The funds raised from this event will aid future students and let them focus more on learning and less on the financial aspect of school”
These funds will be distributed through the normal scholarship process to students who receive scholarships through GRCC.