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52 scholarship recipients named

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release) – Fifty-two students have been awarded scholarship this semester, with some winning more than one based on merit. As listed by Grossmont’s Financial Aid Office and the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, the recipients are:

Allen, Keiara —$1,000, Grossmont College Osher Initiative for California Community College Students

Bailey, Brittany — $500, Jerry Lester Scholarship in Theatre Arts

Barrett, Debra —$1,000, Grossmont College Osher Initiative for California Community College Students; $250, Fleet Reserve Auxiliary Scholarship

Belysheva, Yulia — $500, Barnes and Noble Textbook Award

Benter, Marisol–$1,000, Grossmont College Osher Initiative for California Community College Students

Bilal, Alina — $1,000, Grossmont College Osher Initiative for California Community College Students; $300, Lee Roper Memorial Scholarship

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52 Grossmont students receive scholarships at campus breakfast

By Russell Lindquist

Russell Lindquist

GROSSMONT COLLEGE, September 11 –Fifty-two students were awardees at the Fall 2010 Scholarship Awards Breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 11, an annual event presented by the Grossmont College Foundation (GCF) and the Grossmont College Scholarship Department.

In addition to scholarship recipients and their families, many Grossmont faculty and staff attended, including President, Sunita Cooke; and Michael Copenhaver, Director of Financial Aid.

Ernest Ewin, Grossmont alumnus, class of ’69 and GCF executive director started off the event, speaking of California’s budget-woes in order to explain that philanthropic scholarship awards are more important now than perhaps ever before.

Ewin’s comments were seconded by Copenhaver, who went on to say that the scholarship-awards being presented were in no way charity, but rather that each award is a testament to its recipient’s academic perseverance (and, in many cases, community involvement).

Rick Griffin, from Grossmont’s Office of College and Community Relations, said that the scholarships awarded to the 52 students totaled to $37,400, which included 18 grants of $1,000 apiece from the Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco, to help defray the cost of textbooks, equipment, lab fees and other items beyond registration fees.

Griffin added that the  GCF is participating in a fund-raising challenge for Osher scholarships. For every $1 donated until June 30, the Osher Foundation will provide 50 cents to be held in the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment.  He added that 100 percent of every dollar donated will go directly to funding the $1,000 student scholarships every year, in perpetuity.

A gift of $13,334, matched by $6,667 from the Osher Foundation, results in a total gift of $20,000 held in the Endowment to fund, at 5 percent annual interest: one $1,000 scholarship every year, forever. Continue reading