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Grant Programs

Programs & Grants, September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2017

During the last five years, the GCC Foundation has distributed $958,464 in scholarships and need-based grants, $2,970,761 in capital facilities grants, and $117,474 in grants to college programs.

Here’s a summary of the Foundation’s grant programs:

  • President’s Scholarship Program – prestigious awards granted to high-achieving graduates of high schools in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming counties
  • Honors Program Awards – recognizes Genesee Honors Program students who pursue rigorous interdisciplinary honors courses and independent research projects
  • Merit Scholarships – recognizes students with outstanding academic performance or potential in a variety of academic disciplines
  • Program Scholarships – provides support to students who excel in specific academic disciplines or out-of-class activities
  • Need and Emergency Awards – provides financial support to deserving students who face financial hardship through no fault of their own, and who seek to enter or remain at GCC
  • Community Scholarships – community-based scholarships that recognize and support GCC students living in GLOW region communities
  • Students of Promise Program – recognizes local students with academic potential, with a special emphasis on students living in communities served by our six campus centers
  • Corporate and Organizational Scholarship Program – scholarships created in partnership with business and civic organization as an expression of their support for GCC and the wider community
  • Recognition and Citizenship Scholarship Program – recognizes outstanding qualities of students, and student commitment to community volunteerism
  • Recruitment Award Program – helps GCC attract students with unique talents that enrich the College community
  • Alumni Legacy Award Program – recognizes the achievements and potential children (or parents) of GCC alumni
  • President’s Innovation Award Program – provides mini grants to faculty, staff, and student groups that help develop new initiatives, strengthen College-community relationships, and help maintain Genesee Community College as a center of excellence, creativity and innovation
  • Capital Resource Program – provides philanthropic support for new and innovative facilities that help GCC offer exemplary programs and services, including the Student Success Center and Richard C. Call Arena that opened in 2017

More information and online forms are available to prospective students who wish to apply for scholarships.

The Foundation also sponsors programs and services focused on Genesee’s 24,000+ Alumni, College Village, which offers student housing and programs for 400+ out-of-area students; and a variety of community outreach initiatives.