August 12, 2013
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – Four Lake Michigan College students have been awarded Academic Incentive Scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. The $500 scholarships are given annually by the LMC Foundation to TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) participants who have demonstrated academic achievement and active program participation.
"The Academic Incentive Scholarship recognizes the ability of students to overcome the unique challenges faced by first generation college students or students with a low income or disability,” said Nancy Johnson, TRIO SSS Project Director. Johnson continued, “It acknowledges academic achievement and brings each student one step closer to realizing his or her goal of obtaining a college degree."
This year’s scholarship recipients include:
Christopher Flournoy of St. Joseph, 2010 graduate of Fennville High School, hospitality management major;
Sean Gray of Benton Harbor, 1983 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School, hospitality management major;
Nishina Hackle of Berrien Springs, 2002 graduate of Withrow High School, nursing major; and
Preston Nickell of Benton Harbor, 2011 graduate of Countryside Academy, pre-radiologic technology major.
TRiO SSS is a federally-funded program that offers support services to first generation college students, individuals with low income, and students with a disability to assist in the successful completion of their community college programs and transfer to four-year institutions.
Participants are assisted with the development of individualized Graduation/Transfer Plans, receive intensive academic advising, participate in advanced study skills and financial literacy instruction, and are supported in their transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The TRIO Computer Lab, a laptop lending program, and a textbook lending library support participants’ technology and academic needs. The opportunity to mentor other students and engage in volunteer service in local communities broadens the collegiate experience of each student.
For further information about the SSS program contact Nancy Johnson at (269) 927-6848.