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Science Scholarship opportunities at GRCC

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By Camila Maldonado-Pena

Are you currently taking a physical science course at GRCC? If so, there are some scholarships available for you this month that you can apply for. The only requirement is that you are enrolled in or intending to major in chemistry, physics ,geology, engineering, or science education. 

In order to apply for any of these scholarships you will need to submit your application at this link. This will include a 300-word essay and a copy of your current GRCC transcript by Nov. 10. The essay has to address the following: career goals, and how these science courses play a role in meeting your career goals. You will also need to include your future science coursework and the degree(s) that you intend on pursuing as well as what job or profession you are looking for. 

Scholarship Opportunities available:

The first scholarship is the Physical Sciences Faculty Scholarship which was created by the faculty to aid students who plan to study a STEM field. It is available for full-time students with a 2.8 GPA.

The Albertus Elve Scholarship is given to both part time and full-time students who are enrolled in a chemistry course. 

The Physics/Engineering Scholarship is based on academic records. You would also have to be a freshman or sophomore enrolled in the pre-engineering course with a GPA average of 3.0 or above. 

The Richard Wherity Chemistry Scholarship is for students who have obtained a 3.0 GPA and have shown their dedication to chemistry. This scholarship is renewable for an additional year based on the recommendation of the scholarship committee. 

The Women in Science Education Scholarship is awarded annually to a sophomore woman who has demonstrated excellence in their study of chemistry, geology, physics, and biology. Recipients must intend to continue their education in any of these areas and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA during the applicant’s freshman year at GRCC.This scholarship may be awarded during the winter semester rather than the fall semester. If you have any questions about this scholarship contact Jennifer Batten at jbatten@grcc.edu

Lastly, there is the LJK Stem Scholarship which was established to help GRCC students who are planning to study in the STEM fields. It is available to full-time, Pell Grant eligible second-year students with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last two semesters. 

If you have any questions regarding any of these scholarships you can contact Bernard Liburd at (616) 234-3547 or email bliburd@grcc.edu).

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