Equality Scholarship

The purpose of the Equality Scholarship is to provide financial support to underrepresented students who face financial barriers to college. Students with disabilities or who are African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian, multi-racial, and/or gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender are encouraged to apply (note that students with disabilities who seek to apply should first register with the Office of Disability Support Services). Determination of the award is based on academic standing and financial need. Eligibility requirements include:

  • 2.0  Undergraduate or High School GPA based on a 4.0 scale and earned in the most recent semester or term of attendance (Students who have earned a GED may satisfy this requirement by submitting an essay that describes their academic goals and intended strategies for attaining the stated goals. The award criteria include:       1) clarity of purpose; 2) ability to communicate effectively through written language; and, 3) coherence of academic plan)
  • Must enroll for at least 6 credit hours
  • The award is $1,200 for the academic year in which the recipient is enrolled full-time or $600 for the academic year for part-time.
  • Questions may be directed to the Office of the Dean, Student Success and Retention.

For the 2017-2018 Academic Year, Equality Scholarship applications are due by August 11, 2017.  Applications may be returned via email to jcowles@grcc.edu