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Scholarships available for more than 1,000 GRCC students

GRCC — The GRCC Foundation plans to distribute $1.4 million in more than 300 scholarship opportunities to more than 1,000 students this year.

Students can apply by filling out just one application, found at grcc.edu/scholarships. The priority deadline is March 15. 

“I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformation in students when they get help overcoming financial challenges,” said Dr. Kathryn Mullins, vice president of College Advancement and the foundation’s executive director, in a press release. “Scholarships take a burden off our students, allowing them to focus on their academic goals.”

The GRCC Foundation awarded $1.28 million in scholarships to students last year. This semester, one in five GRCC students has tuition covered by a scholarship, grant or state program.Many more students can take advantage of foundation scholarship free-tuition programs by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students can connect with GRCC financial aid specialists by phone at (616) 234-4030; email at financialaid@grcc.edu; or virtually or in-person by appointment.

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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese is associate managing editor and reporter, covering Byron Center, Kentwood, Wyoming and Grand Rapids Community College. She was one of the original SNN staff writers, helping launch the site in 2013 and enjoys fulfilling the mission of sharing the stories of public education. She has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, On-the-Town Magazine and Group Tour Media. Read Erin's full bio

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