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First Scholars

This incentive-based program connects students with advising, academic support, and other key resources and activities that have been proven to support course — and, ultimately, academic program — completion.

As a member of this program, we will make special efforts to connect you to the multitude of services available to ensure you successfully progress toward achieving your academic goals. Participating students are assigned a professional advisor or counselor who will serve as your go-to resource for assistance in course selection, determining a program of study, career counseling and personal counseling. There is also a multitude of free tutorial labs scheduled throughout the year, and many other advantages of being a First Scholar at GRCC.

This program is designed to significantly increase students' academic and personal growth in their first experience with higher education. First Scholars can earn up to $1,000 in free GRCC parking, free food and more. Find out if you qualify by emailing firstscholars@grcc.edu, or calling (616) 234-4839. Visit one of our information sessions listed below for more information.