Grove Scholars Fall 2016The Grove Scholarship Program celebrates its eleventh successful semester, awarding 25 new and continuing Career and Technical Education (CTE) scholars in Fall 2016. Recipients were selected on a competitive basis from approximately 70 applications from diverse academic programs. On October 7, 2016 the selected students met in the Career Services Center to complete the Grove Scholarship orientation. The orientation gave participants an overview of the expectations for the Grove Scholars Program which include: the maintenance of a 75% completion rate, 2.0 GPA, enrollment in at least 1 CTE course, financial workshop attendance and participation in the student awards ceremony. The orientation also highlighted SparkPoint services such as: benefits access, personal financial classes available for college credit, the food pantry, and Career Center services. A celebratory lunch was served to congratulate recipients.

Grove scholarships are funded by a generous $125,000 grant from the Grove Foundation eponymously named after Andy Grove, a founder of Intel Group Corporation. Each scholarship is worth up to $2,000 per semester and $4,000 of funding per school year per eligible participant.

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Article and photos by Andrea Doffoney Anyanwu