The Grove Scholarship Program celebrates its seventh successful semester- awarding 24 new and continuing Career and Technical Education (CTE) scholars in Fall 2013. Recipients were selected on a competitive basis amongst 80 applications from diverse academic programs. On August 28, 2013 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 additionally, highlighted SparkPoint Center services such as: benefits access, personal financial classes available for college credit, 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 $2000 per semester, and includes individualized financial coaching, as well as access to an Individual Development Account where Grove Scholars receive up to $200 dollars in matching funds for a total of $2,200 per semester and $4,400 of funding per school year. Two photographs representing the program are depicted below:

GrovescholarsPhotograph of the SparkPoint Center Wall of Grove Scholars dating from Fall 2010-Present

GroveScholars2Photograph of New Grove Scholarship Workshop Wednesday, September 25, 2013 entitled “Financial Goal Setting.”

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Article and Photos by Andrea Doffoney Anyanwu.