Tri-C Offers Honors Program Fellowship to Top Students
August 14, 2014
AUG. 13, 2014 — An Honors Program Fellowship debuting this fall at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) offers high-achieving students scholarships to cover tuition, fees and books as they work toward an associate degree.
The inaugural fellowship class features 13 students who graduated high school with at least a 3.5 grade point average and stellar ACT/SAT test scores. By entering the scholarship program, they commit to being full-time students and earning a degree from Tri-C within two years.
“These are high-achieving students who decided to begin their future at Tri-C,” said Herbert Mausser, assistant dean of Honors and Experiential Learning Programs. “They made Tri-C their first choice for a quality education.”
The students signed commitment letters with the College during a Monday ceremony at Westshore Campus in Westlake. Each scholarship – funded by the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation - is valued at up to $4,250 per academic year.
The Foundation secured funding for the program from numerous community partners who wanted to invest in students committed to securing a degree at Tri-C.
The following students received honors fellowships to pursue academic success at Cuyahoga Community College: Sela Cunningham from Fairview Park, Mariam Ghanem from Westlake, Emilie Griffin from Bedford, Connor Hazeldine from Bay Village, Morgan Jenkins from Cleveland, Joseph Massaroni from Parma, Patrick McCarthy from North Olmsted, Robert Scuba from Cleveland, Sarah Shalala from Barberton, Zachary Toth from Parma, Christina Watson from North Royalton, Julia Watson from North Royalton and Gabrielle Wise from Lakewood.
The honors fellowship places special emphasis on academic planning, mentoring and portfolio building to reflect student work. Smaller honors class sizes also ensure specialized attention for students.
The program is designed to support eventual transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s and other advanced degrees.
For more information on the Honors Program Fellowship and eligibility requirements, contact Mausser at 216-987-4660 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The goal is to expand the program to up to 60 students in the future.