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GCC Expands Genesee Promise Plus Program

Batavia, NY- For the first time this summer, Genesee Community College is inviting adults who’ve never before taken a college course, to do so at no cost to them. It’s part of GCC’s summer scholarship program, Genesee Promise Plus. The program offers similar opportunities to high school juniors (rising seniors), and graduating high school seniors. Applications for Promise Plus will be accepted until June 14, 2013.

In 2008, GCC’s Board of Trustees implemented the Promise Plus program with a goal of removing any financial barriers to higher education for the citizens of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties. Now in its sixth year, Promise Plus is extending the offer to adult students who’ve never before been to college. “We hope this will give those who’ve always wanted to pursue higher education, the incentive they need to do it,” said Tanya Lane-Martin, director of Admissions at GCC.

There are three distinct scholarship offers available through Promise Plus:

  • High School Juniors (rising seniors) are eligible for scholarship funding to take one course during Summer Session 2 (July 8-August 10). They may also enroll in the 1-credit College Success class for a maximum of four credit hours.
  • Graduating High School Seniors are eligible for scholarship funding to take one or two courses in Summer Session 2 up to eight credit hours.
  • Adults are eligible for scholarship funding to take one course in either Summer Session 1 (May 28-June 29) or Summer Session 2 (July 8-August 10), and also the 1-credit College Success class for a maximum of four credit hours.

Certain high school students may take classes in Summer Session 1 as long as it does not conflict with any high school schedules. All students are strongly encouraged to discuss their unique situation and interests with the GCC academic advisor.

Those interested must submit a Genesee Promise Plus application by Friday, June 14, 2013. In addition, they must complete a general GCC admission application, which is always FREE. Adults must submit a copy of their high school transcripts.

For complete details about who is eligible and what is necessary to apply, please visit http://www.genesee.edu/gcc/promise/.

For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu.

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