Genesee Community College Wins $2,000 Scholarship from CampusWorks
Bradenton, FL – October 23, 2019 – Genesee Community College of Batavia, New York is the most recent winner of a $2,000 scholarship from strategic higher education consulting firm CampusWorks. In celebration of the company’s 20th anniversary, CampusWorks has launched a scholarship giveaway to support student success—the firm has pledged to donate $2,000 scholarships to 20 different colleges and universities across the United States and Canada, providing a total of $40,000 in financial support for students in need.
Genesee Community College was selected as a winner through a random raffle held during CampusWorks’ educational session about Institutional Research as a Service on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Leadership Congress in San Francisco, California. GCC President James Sunser and Chair of the Board Donna Ferry were in attendance and entered the fishbowl raffle. CampusWorks CEO Liz Murphy drew the winner. (See the list of scholarship winners.)
Founded in 1999, CampusWorks’ vision is to improve society by making higher education accessible to everyone, and offering these scholarships is a big step toward making that vision a reality. “After two decades working directly with community colleges, we see firsthand the challenges many students face,” said CampusWorks CEO Liz Murphy. “We are thrilled that this scholarship will help students pursue their educational goals at Genesee Community College.”
As the cost of higher education continues to rise in many areas, more students are relying upon scholarship support to achieve their educational goals. “Thank you for this wonderful scholarship!” said GCC Chair of the Board Donna Ferry. “Our appreciation knows no bounds!”
“The team at GCC is delighted to be among those selected to help celebrate CampusWorks’ 20th Anniversary and being able to offer an additional scholarship to our students is truly a gift beyond measure,” said GCC President James M. Sunser, Ed.D. “Last year alone, GCC’s Foundation awarded over $145,000 in scholarships to GCC students in need and we anticipate a greater demand this year. It is reassuring to know firms like CampusWorks recognize this challenge for our students.”