The Grove Scholarship Program celebrates its tenth successful semester, awarding 25 new and continuing Career and Technical Education (CTE) scholars in Spring 2015. Recipients were selected on a competitive basis among approximately 90 applications from diverse academic programs.
On January 30, 2015 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: maintenance of a 75% completion rate, 2.0 GPA, enrollment in at least one CTE course, financial workshop attendance and participation in the Student Awards Ceremony. The orientation also highlighted SparkPoint Center services such as benefits access, personal financial classes available for college credit, the food pantry, and the Career Services Center. A celebratory lunch was served to congratulate recipients.
Grove Scholarships are funded by a generous $125,000 grant from the Grove Foundation, named after Andy Grove, a founder of Intel Group Corporation. Each scholarship is worth up to $2000 per semester, and includes individualized financial coaching, as well as access to an Individual Development Account where Grove Scholars receive up to $200 in matching funds for a total of $2,200 per semester and $4,400 of funding per school year.
Article by Andrea Doffoney Anyanwu | Photos by Angelita Gajeton