Students that have received a scholarship during the 2016-2017 school year at Grand Rapids Community College are now required to attend a mandatory workshop beginning this October.
“The workshops are designed to help students that receive a scholarship be successful,” said Kathryn Mullins, GRCC Foundation Director.
Mullins added that the workshop is designed to help scholarship recipients connect with a staff member in an effort to encourage students to ask for help if they need it throughout the semester.
“It is also an opportunity for scholarship recipients to write a personal thank you note to their scholarship donor,” Mullins said.
If students who have received a scholarship do not attend the workshops, their scholarship will not be awarded to them. Mullins encourages all students who have received a scholarship to attend, as it is a great opportunity for them. At the workshops they will hear from and meet key staff members from the foundation, financial aid, and counseling and career center. These staff members will update students on different aspects of their financial aid, advising, scholarship, and student support services.
“All of these areas are critical to the financial and academic success of the students,” Mullins said.
Mullins also said that these workshops are meant to show students the services that are available to help them succeed.
“It is important for students to know that they have an entire staff of people at GRCC that are committed to their academic success,” Mullins said. “They also need to know about the services that are available to them that will help to ensure their success.”
The first session is Oct.14 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Sneden Hall, room 108. For more information or to sign up for the workshop, click here.