Make Summer a Season of Learning

GCC's Promise Plus Again Offers Summer Scholarships for Adults, High School Juniors & Seniors

Batavia, NY - Genesee Community College invites adults new to college and high school juniors and seniors to take a class on us this summer through the Genesee Promise Plus summer scholarship program. The program, now in its seventh year, is accepting applications through June 27, 2014. There are more than 170 classes offered at seven campus locations or online, providing students an array of different subjects to enjoy—from chemistry to college composition, anatomy to astronomy, ceramics to art history, physics to statistics and much more.

GCC’s Board of Trustees implemented the Promise Plus program in 2008 with a goal of removing any financial barriers to higher education for the citizens of Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties. Promise Plus expanded last year to include adult students who’d never before been to college.
“We were so pleased that more than three dozen adult students took advantage of the opportunity,” said Tanya Lane-Martin, director of Admissions at GCC. “Many of them enjoyed the classes so much, they were inspired to enroll and further their education.”

There are three distinct scholarship offers available through Promise Plus:

  • High school juniors (rising seniors) and homeschool students are eligible for scholarship funding to take one course during Summer Session 2 (July 7-August 9). They may also enroll in the 1-credit College Success class for a maximum of four credit hours.
  • January or June graduating high school seniors and homeschool students and GED earners are eligible for scholarship funding to take one or two courses in Summer Session 2 up to eight credit hours.
  • Adults who have never attended college before are eligible for scholarship funding to take one course in either Summer Session 1 (May 27-June 28) or Summer Session 2 (July 7-August 9), 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 a GCC academic advisor.
Those interested must submit a Genesee Promise Plus application by Friday, June 27, 2014. 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

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

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