The Grove Scholarship program awarded 25 new and continuing Career and Technical Education (CTE) scholars for the Fall 2017 semester. Recipients were selected on a competitive basis among approximately 70 applications from diverse academic programs.
On October 6, 2017 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 appointments available for budgeting, savings, 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 $2,000 per semester and $4,000 of funding per school year per eligible participant.
Please forward any questions regarding the Grove Scholarship program to Andrea Doffoney Anyanwu at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to email@example.com.
Article by Andrea Doffoney Anyanwu and photos by Brynn Harlow