2023-2024 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Jul 15, 2024  
2023-2024 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook

Scholarships


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Eastern Gateway Community College offers a limited number of scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and personal achievement. Financial need is considered as an underlying factor. Applications for scholarships are taken each spring term through March 1 (unless an earlier date is specified by the donor) for the following academic year. Applications are available at the Student Financial Services Office. The College will not discriminate in the administration of these programs against any individual on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or handicap.

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American Electric Power (AEP) Scholarship: (2) up to $1500 per Semester -Students pursuing a major pertaining to the electric industry are eligible. Applicants must be an AEP Ohio customer, son, or daughter of such customer with a primary residence served by AEP Ohio. They must be receiving service at the time of the scholarship award. They must be enrolled with the purpose of earning an associate degree or formal certificate. Applicants must have attained a high school (or college attended) GPA of at least 2.75 or the GED equivalent. Total household income must be 200% of poverty level. Recipient must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.75 each semester or forfeit the scholarship award.

Applegate Public Service Scholarship: (2) $750 - $1500 per Semester - This scholarship will be awarded to a Jefferson County resident with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better who has completed at least 12 semester credit hours of coursework at EGCC. The student should be pursuing a degree in the field of political science, government or public administration. A student who is enrolled in the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science program who intends to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of these fields would be eligible to apply. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to retain eligibility.

The Kristina Ash Transfer Scholarship: (1) $250 per academic year - Applicant must have completed at least 24 credit hours in good standing at EGCC. Recommendation from an advisor, faculty member or member of the community. Submission of an essay with career goals and how the course of study at EGCC will further those goals. Also, state why the student is worthy of this scholarship. Can be part-time or full time enrolled. Preference will go to Ash Family Heir. Applicant must submit an acceptance letter from a four-year institution of higher learning.

The Anonymous Scholarship: (2) $2000 per academic year - The Anonymous scholarship was established by a Jefferson County couple who wishes to remain anonymous. Applicants of Jefferson County are eligible to apply. This scholarship is for new or continuing students. Applicants must be pursuing an Associate Degree or Certificate. If the student is attending directly out of high school and does not qualify for the Horizon Grant, the student can receive this scholarship during their first semester at EGCC. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better at the College or from high school. Can be used for tuition and fees or required books and supplies.

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Jasmine Baber Scholarship: (1) $250 academic year - This scholarship was established by Dr. Jim Baber, Executive Director of the Foundation and Institutional Advancement at Eastern Gateway Community College, in honor of his daughter, Jasmine. The scholarship for EGCC students who are pursuing an associate degree or certificate at the College.

Bergholz Community Foundation Scholarship: (1) $500 each academic year - This scholarship was established by the Bergholz Community Foundation and is an interest only scholarship. The foundation’s goal is to assist residents of the Edison Local School District pursuing an associate degree or certificate. Recipient must have a 2.5 GPA or above in high school or previous college work. The funds can be applied toward tuition, fees and if any funds remain, can be issued to the student to offset the cost of books.

Berkman Scholarship: (2) $500 per academic year - The Berkman Scholarship was established by Louis Berkman whose goal is to assist local residents pursuing an associate degree or certificate at the College. Any employee or dependent of an employee of Louis Berkman Co. will receive first consideration for the scholarship. If there are no employees or dependents of employees eligible, the scholarship will be available to assist other qualified full or part-time students. Students must complete all state and federal financial aid forms applications before the Berkman Scholarship can be awarded. The scholarship fund will award a scholarship up to the amount of tuition for an eligible recipient after all other aid is applied. Students receiving the Berkman Scholarship must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0. This award is available for those enrolled in six or more credit hours.

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Civic Service League of Steubenville Scholarship: (1) $200 per academic year - This scholarship is available to any Jefferson County resident who is enrolled at EGCC. The scholarship is available to new or continuing students and there is no minimum number of credit hours required for eligibility. The award is $200 per year with $100 received each semester. The recipient will be required to maintain a 2.0 grade point average in order to continue receiving the scholarship for the second semester. The scholarship recipient must demonstrate outstanding scholarship. The applicant will be required to submit an EGCC scholarship application, a personal essay describing why the applicant is deserving of the award and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or advisor who is familiar with the applicant’s abilities.

Rev. George Crenshaw Scholarship: (1) $200 per academic year - The Rev. George Crenshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 in memory of the Rev. George Crenshaw by family and friends. Since this is an endowed, restricted scholarship fund the interest income only will be distributed to needy and worthy students from Jefferson County. The scholarship is designed to assist students pursuing an associate degree or certificate at EGCC.

Joann Cunningham Memorial Scholarship: (1) up to $1000 per academic year - Joann graduated from Jefferson Tech nursing program in 1984. She was a non-traditional student and passed away shortly after in 1999 of lung cancer. She worked as an ICU nurse at St. Johns and at the Carriage Inn as Director of Admittance. This scholarship is to be awarded each year to a student in the nursing program.

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Arthur J. D’Anniballe Scholarship: (1) at $250 - Founding member of the College, the late Arthur J. D’Anniballe, established this scholarship. He served on the Board of Trustees for 25 years, 15 of those years as chairman. He was also a founding board member of the College Foundation. His goal was to assist local residents who plan to pursue an associate degree or certificate. Recipient must be a graduate of Steubenville or Catholic Central High School. The student must have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA in high school or the College and be enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours. Students must first complete state and federal financial aid applications. If an applicant has received financial aid to cover all costs, the student would be ineligible for the scholarship.

Defenbaugh Scholarship: (1) $200 - $1000 This is an endowed scholarship where only the interest earned each year is awarded. This scholarship is for second-year students who have completed 30 credit hours, demonstrated outstanding performance in their field of study, and are enrolled on a full-time basis, working toward an associate degree. The student should also be involved in activities, both within and outside of college. The scholarship was established by the employees of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation in honor of Paul Defenbaugh, an original member of the Board of Trustees and a General Superintendent at the Steubenville Plant.

Christine H. Dennison Scholarship: (1) $200-$1000 This is an endowed scholarship where only the interest earned each year is awarded. Mrs. Dennison is an Eastern Gateway Community College Board of Trustees member. This scholarship is to assist students who reside in Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana County, Ohio who attend the Youngstown Campus of EGCC. The applicant must have completed one semester and have achieved a 3.0 G.P.A. or better. Submission of an essay from the applicate about themselves, should state their career goals and how they believe their course of study at EGCC will further those goals. Also, include why you are worthy of this scholarship.

Mr. & Mrs. John Di Loreto & Connor Meeks Memorial Scholarship: (1) at up to $1000 per academic year. Applicants must be an Edison High School Graduate and have completed at least one year of college work and have attained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. The funds will be directly applied toward the payment of tuition and fees. Any funds remaining will be available for the student to use towards the purchase of required books and supplies.

Displaced Worker’s Scholarship: (1) Amount based on financial need ($1620 available) Applicants must be a resident of Jefferson County and must be considered a displaced worker. A displaced worker is a worker who has been permanently laid off or has received a notice of layoff or termination from employment due to the company’s failure or plant closure. Submission of an essay about themselves, career goals, course of study and why they are worthy of the scholarship. Must be enrolled at least half-time each semester.

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Eastern Ohio Dental Society Scholarship: (1) $500 per academic year. The scholarship is to be given to a current EGCC Dental student.

Eastern Gateway Community College Foundation Scholarship: (Number of recipients and amounts TBD) - This scholarship is to assist nontraditional students who are ineligible to receive financial assistance. Student must reside in Ohio or Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio or Wetzel counties in West Virginia. Students must complete state and federal financial aid applications. The recipient must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours.

Eastern Gateway Community College Leadership Book Stipend: Any student attending or planning to attend the College may apply for a book stipend for the first year (two semesters) at the college. The applicants must be a full-time student with at least 12 credit hours per semester and possess the following leadership skills: demonstrate leadership activities in high school or community service organizations, must join and take a leadership role in Student Senate upon acceptance at the College, and maintain a 2.5 GPA. The stipend will pay for book charges of the student’s first fund-receiving semester and will not exceed $500 per semester. The second stipend is contingent on how well the participant has fulfilled his/her commitment. The Director of Student Activities has application forms.

Eastern Gateway Community College Scholarship: (Number of recipients and amounts TBD)- This scholarship was established by the staff and faculty at the College. The recipient must be pursuing an associate or certificate degree, must have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 and have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours.

Eastern Gateway Community College Transfer Scholarship: (1) (Amount TBD) - Awarded to an Eastern Gateway student who is transferring (and accepted) to another accredited college or university for a bachelor’s degree program of any major. Student must have a 3.0 or higher GPA from Eastern Gateway. Applicants must have successfully completed two semesters as a full-time student at Eastern Gateway before transferring.

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Barbara A. Florak Scholarship: (1) $500 per academic year - This scholarship is for any EGCC student in good standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Dr. Edward J. Florak Retirees Scholarship: (1) $500 per academic year. This is an endowed, interest only scholarship. All applicants will be considered, with priority going to those with financial need.

Edith Forester Scholarship: (1) $500 per academic year. This endowed memorial scholarship is restricted to a full or part-time student accepted in a Health-related field i.e., LPN, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant. etc. Applicants must be a student accepted at EGCC, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and have a high school transcript on file. Students must first complete state and federal financial aid applications. This scholarship can be used to cover tuition, fees and/or books. If an applicant has received financial aid to cover all costs, the student would be ineligible for the scholarship.

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Senator Lou Gentile Scholarship: (1) Award each year is based on available funds. Former Senator Lou Gentile Energy Scholarship was established through a grant provided by the State of Ohio to assist local residents who are pursuing a degree or certificate at the College. The intent of the scholarship is to assist students who are pursuing a degree of study that could lead to employment in the oil and gas industry. The scholarship will be funded for two years, with the amount available each year determined by remaining funds in the state allocation. Former Senator Gentile has been involved with the College and the local industry for many years. He was born and raised in Steubenville, Ohio and graduated from Steubenville Catholic Central High School. Following high school, Former Sen. Gentile graduated from West. Virginia University with bachelor’s degree in political science. His senate district is among the largest in the state, with ten counties in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio. He formally served in the Ohio Senate leadership as Assistant Minority Whip. This scholarship is available to new and continuing students who are in one of the following degree programs: Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Electronics, Mechanical, and Welding.

Nina Gentile Scholarship: (2) $1000.00 scholarships for incoming freshman and (2) $1000.00 scholarships for incoming Sophomores each academic year. The Nina Gentile Scholarship was established by Tony Gentile to honor his wife, Nina. The Gentiles’ goal is to assist residents of Jefferson and Harrison County pursuing an associate degree or certificate in higher education at the College. The scholarship is for full or part-time students. Students must be a student in good standing and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA average in high school.

Thomas George Scholarship: (1) $200 per semester for full time, or $100 per semester for part-time. The scholarship is renewable annually, not to exceed $1,200 as a total award to a single recipient. Student must maintain a GPA of 2.5. The Thomas George Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Edison High School. Priority is given to any “heirs at law” of Thomas George. If no George heir applies or is eligible, the recipient may be any other graduate. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Recipient will be selected by officials at Edison High School.

The Gregory and Martha Gett Scholarship: (1) Up to $1000.00 per academic year. The Gregory and Martha Gett Scholarship was established in 2017 for EGCC students attending the Youngstown Campus (and former Trumbull County site). A GPA of 2.5 is required to receive and maintain the scholarship. The award amount is up to $1000 annually.

John “Jack” Gilmore Scholarship: (1) Award amount will be decided on an Annual Basis. The applicant must be enrolled at EGCC with at least 6-12 credit hours. They must have maintained a GPA of 2.5 and provide an essay of why they are deserving of the scholarship. All applicants will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.

Glaub Family Scholarship: (1) $500 per academic year intended to help students purchase books and supplies only. The Glaub Family Scholarship was established by the Glaub family to assist local residents who are pursuing an associate degree or certificate in higher education at the College. The recipient must be in good academic standing and must have maintained at least a 2.00 GPA in high school or at EGCC. The recipient must also submit an essay stating career goals and how they believe that the course of study at EGCC will further those goals. The Glaub family has been involved with the College for many years. Mr. Glaub is also a former member of the College Foundation Board.

Dr. Burnadette M. Green Scholarship: (1) $500 per academic year. This is an endowed interest only scholarship. If there isn’t enough interest in any given academic year to award $500, Ms. Mary Alice Green will donate the difference. Dr. Green was a dedicated educator who earned the respect and admiration of students, administration, faculty, and staff at the College. She was a strong advocate for the profession of Dental Assisting. When the duties of the Dental Assisting profession evolved to the Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Program, Dr. Green became part of the implementation team for EFDA at the College. This scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a certificate in EFDA, who graduated from the College’s Dental Assisting Program. The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have completed on full semester at the time of application. Two letters of recommendations are required.

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Hart Scholarship: (1) $500 for the 2020-2021 academic year. To be awarded to an Accounting Degree Student in the last semester, providing the funds are available. The Thomas R. and Beth Hart Scholarship was established in Memoriam. Mr. Hart retired from Jefferson Technical College in 1990 as an associate professor in business technologies. The accounting program was Mr. Hart’s interest and specialty. The Harts’ goal is to assist residents of Jefferson County. pursuing an associate degree in accounting technology at the College. The student must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 in the accounting curriculum and be in good standing.

Hess Scholarship: (1) Full Time $1000 or (2) Part Time $500 per academic year. Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. Traditional and non-traditional students are welcome to apply and must be enrolled on a part time or full-time basis. Priority will be given to students pursuing coursework related to the oil and gas industry as well as to displaced workers and their dependents. Applicants must have 2.5 GPA or better (high school or college). **There is a separate application for this scholarship. ** Applicant must demonstrate financial need by completing state and federal financial aid applications. If an applicant has received financial aid to cover all costs, the student would be ineligible for the scholarship.

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Knox Family Scholarship: (1) $500 per academic year for Steubenville campus, (1) $500 per academic year for Youngstown campus. The Knox Family Scholarship was established by Dr. Ken Knox and his wife Pam, to assist students who are pursuing a Business Management degree at the College. The Knox Family Scholarship is intended to reward continuing students who have excelled in the academic field of business. Student must have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or better and has completed a minimum of 30 semester hours.

Kyona Moses-Hooker Scholarship - NEW for Spring 2022! Four (4) $1,000 scholarships per academic year. Established by the Moses Family, in honor of Kyona Moses-Hooker, a graduate of the Associate Degree of Nursing Program at EGCC, this scholarship will help students overcome fiscal barriers during their pursuit of an Associate degree in Nursing, or a Certificate of Practical Nursing. The recipients must be studying at the Youngstown campus, be in their 2 nd semester or beyond, have a GPA of 3.5 or greater, and must have demonstrated outstanding classroom attendance. The Scholarship is intended to cover tuition and fees only; however, remaining funds may be issued to offset the cost of books and/or medical equipment required for the recipient’s program. Kyona’s Family, along with Dr. Kathryn Rogers-Nursing Administrator, will review application essays and determine awardees in July and November for the corresponding Fall and Spring Semesters. Essays should contain narrative describing why the applicant should be awarded the scholarship. The scholarship is awarded once over the course of an individual’s program, and to two (2) students per semester.

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McClellan Trust Fund: Up to (3) each academic year with a maximum of $750 each per year. The trust fund is a memorial established by the late Mrs. Lavina McClellan in memory of herself and her husband, the late F. Fred McClellan. Student must have a 2.75 GPA or above. Applicant must demonstrate financial need by completing state and federal financial aid applications. The funds will be directly applied towards the payment to tuition and fees. Any funds remaining will be available for the student to use towards the purchase of required books and supplies. The award is contingent upon the recipient’s agreement to repay 50% of the award following graduation or withdrawal from the college.

Meeks Family Scholarship: (1) $1000 per academic year. The Meeks Family Scholarship was established by Dr. Laura Meeks upon her retirement as President from the College. Dr. Meeks served as the College’s third president from 1999 until 2015. Applicants must be in good academic standing and must have maintained at least a 2.0 grade point average in high school or at the College. The student may be either certificate or degree seeking. Full time enrollment is required (12 or more credits).

Nancy and David Miller Scholarship: (1) $500 per academic year. The Nancy and David Miller Scholarship was established in 2017 for a student who lives in Jefferson County, and is a student enrolled in developmental education courses.

Nick A. Mougianis Memorial Scholarship: (1) $750 per academic year. The Nick A. Mougianis Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Mr. Mougianis who served on the Board of Trustees for 15 years and who served as board chairman for nine of those years. Mr. Mougianis was an insurance executive with Nationwide Insurance, and his family and his fellow insurance professionals established the scholarship. The recipient must be pursuing an associate degree or certificate and must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. Applicants must demonstrate financial need by completing state and federal financial aid applications. If an applicant has received financial aid to cover all costs, the student would be ineligible for the scholarship.

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Naylor Scholarship: (2) $229 awarded each per academic year. This is an endowed, interest only scholarship established by Douglas F. Naylor to assist part-time students who have achieved at least 25 credit hours and who are working toward an associate degree.

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Ohio Valley Panhellenic Association Scholarship: (1) per academic year, amount TBD. The scholarship is designed to assist nontraditional, part-time students pursuing an associate degree or certificate at the college. The student must have completed at least six semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher prior to application.

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Kimberly J. Patterson Scholarship: (1) per academic year, amount TBD. Dr. W. Hunter Vaughan established this scholarship to assist local residents who are pursuing a degree or certificate at the College. Dr. Vaughan’s intention is to assist students who have overcome overwhelming obstacles in order to enroll at the College. His scholarship is named after a former employee of the College, Kim Patterson, who exemplifies these criteria. All applicants must complete state and federal financial aid applications. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.

The Ella Paulman Lighthouse Scholarship: (1) up to $500 per semester. Scholarship to be used for tuition, fees, required books and supplies. Scholarship to be awarded to a student who are progressing toward the completion of a degree or certificate unless the student is a first term student. The college is to use its discretion to select scholarship recipients. Preference is to be given to students who are at risk of withdrawing due to economic hardship. Scholarship is available to residents of the college’s service district and the reciprocity counties of West Virginia.

Phi Theta Kappa Fee Scholarship: (1) per academic year, amount TBD. The Phi Theta Kappa Fee Scholarship was established by Dr. James Baber, Executive Director of the Foundation and Dr. Ken Knox, Professor of Business Management. This scholarship is to assist our honor students with payment of the PTK dues to join this honorary society. In return, the recipients will be required to complete service hours.

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The Diane Roney Memorial Scholarship: (1) $500 per academic year. The Diane Roney Memorial Scholarship was established in 2016. The applicant must be an Eastern Gateway Community College Nursing student and have maintained a 2.5 GPA. The student must also provide an essay of why they are deserving of the scholarship.

Mary Beth Ruthem Scholarship: (1) $500 per academic year. The scholarship was formed following the passing of Ms. Ruthem in 2010 and has now reached an amount that we can begin to use the interest for the 2020-2021 academic year. The applicant must be an Eastern Gateway Community College Nursing student and have maintained a 2.5 GPA. The student must also provide an essay of why they are deserving of the scholarship.

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Senior Citizens: Ohio residents over 60 years of age may enroll for regular credit courses at the College and not be required to pay tuition or the application fee through the Senior Citizen Scholarship Program. The scholarship does not cover books, supplies, or lab/material/technology fees. Residents may enroll in credit courses on a space available basis provided they meet all course prerequisites.

Linda Slowikowski Scholarship: (1) $500 awarded per academic year. The Linda Slowikowski endowed Scholarship was established by Suzanne Kresser and Frank and Linda Slowikowski in 2014. Linda was a long-time employee of the College in the Business/Industrial Training and Community Education office and retired in 2012. Female applicants who reside in or born in Toronto, Ohio in Jefferson County are eligible to apply. This scholarship is open to new and continuing students who have demonstrated financial need by completing state and federal financial aid applications. The student may be either certificate or degree seeking.

Steven E. Strupe Memorial Scholarship: (1) $2000.00 per academic year. The family and friends of Steven E. Strupe established this memorial scholarship. The goal is to assist Buckeye Local School District graduates who exemplify the ideals Steven Strupe represented. Applicants must be a candidate for graduation of the Buckeye Local School District, or a district that incorporates Buckeye Local should a consolidation ever occur in the year the scholarship application is made. The student must have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better at the time the scholarship application is made. The applicant must be pursuing a degree or certificate at the College. Priority consideration will be given to students planning to enroll in an engineering program.

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Tri-State Financial Services Scholarship: (1) $100 per academic year. The Tri-State Financial Services Scholarship was established by Kenneth R. Perkins. Tri-State Financial Services began as a MetLife agency in Youngstown, Ohio in 1985. On April 1, 1991 the company relocated to Steubenville, Ohio. The company is dedicated to strengthening the communities where we live and work and believe this investment in education will continue this tradition. Applicants of Jefferson County. are eligible to apply. This scholarship is open to new and continuing students who have demonstrated financial need by completing state and federal financial aid applications. The student may be either certificate or degree seeking.

Trinity Health System Scholarship: (1) $250 per academic year. The scholarship was established in 2016 to assist a Jefferson County resident attending Eastern Gateway Community College who is pursuing an associate degree or certificate in higher education. The applicant can be either a full time or part time Allied Health student pursuing one of the following; Radiology, Respiratory or Medical Assisting. They must have maintained 2.5 GPA. Submission of an essay from the applicant about themselves centered on career goals and how they believe the course of study at EGCC will further their goals is required.

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W. Hunter Vaughan, M.D. Scholarship: (1) per academic year, amount TBD. Dr. W. Hunter Vaughan established this scholarship to assist local residents who are pursuing an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology. Dr. Vaughan serves on the College’s Radiologic Technology Advisory Committee and is the former medical director of radiologic services at Trinity Health Systems. The applicant must be a second year Radiologic Technology student in good academic standing with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The recipient must be enrolled on at least a part-time basis (six credit hours or more).

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LaVerne and Christina Williams Scholarship: (1) $200.00 per academic year. The LaVerne and Christina Williams scholarship was established in 2016 by their daughter, Mrs. Lynn E. Jones-Gant. Applicants must be either an African American male or female student, be a resident of Jefferson County, OH and have at least a GPA of 2.5 or a C Average. They may be either certificate or degree seeking. This scholarship may be used to purchase books or any other educational expenses.

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Yanok Family Scholarship: (1) $250 per academic year. The Yanok Family Scholarship was established by the Yanok family in 2013 to assist Jefferson County residents who are pursuing an associate degree or certificate at the College. The Yanok family has been involved with the College for many years. Mrs. Yanok is an alumnus and was instrumental in establishing the College’s Alumni Association. Applicants of Jefferson County are eligible to apply. The student must be in good academic standing and must have maintained at least a 3.00 grade point average in high school or at the College. The student may be either certificate or degree seeking.