Special Scholarships

Special Scholarships

*Students must submit a new scholarship application every year to be eligible for special scholarships (please see Scholarship Application). Students must also email ruby.solorzano@gcccks.edu indicating which special scholarship(s) they are interested in applying for.

Alta Brown Elementary School/Wayne Stagaard Memorial 

Available to: Former Alta Brown student, attended 3 years, and 3.0 GPA
Provided by: Alta Brown Elementary School/Wayne Stagaard Memorial

Amount: Varies

Alumni Scholarship

Available to: Applicant's parent must have completed a credential (certificate or degree) from Garden City Community College; 2.0 GPA. Applicant must send an email  to ruby.solorzano@gcccks.edu with parent's legal name and indicating that they are applying for this scholarship.

Amount: Varies

Ardis and Luther Fry Endowed Scholarship (Fry Eye Associates)

Available to: Employees of the Fry Eye Associates and the spouses, children and grandchildren of employees of Fry Eye Associates, full or part time (at least 6 credit hours) with a 2.5 GPA

Provided by: Ardis and Luther Fry Endowed Scholarship Fund
Amount: Varies

Buffalo Jones "BUFFS" Elementary School 

Available to: Former Buffalo Jones student with 3.0 GPA
Provided by: Buffalo Jones "BUFFS" Endowed Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies

Casey Gillespie Memorial

Available to: Former Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center and Garden City High School student with 2.5 GPA

Provided by: Casey Gillespie Endowed Memorial
Amount: Varies

Charles C. Rockstrom American Legion Post 9 Scholarship

Available to: Applicant must be a current member of the American Legion Post 9 or are the spouse/descendants of a member of American Legion Post 9; 2.5 GPA

Provided by: American Legion
Amount: Varies

Danielle Elam-Jobe Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Available to: Applicant must be a student majoring in Criminal Justice & currently enrolled in Criminal Justice classes. Applicant must provide a personal statement on what the student has done to be prepared for the CJ program & further describe their future goals. Statements can be emailed to ruby.solorzano@gcccks.edu.
Amount: Varies

David Beasley Memorial Scholarship

Available to: Employees of the Finney County Sherriff Department or their spouse, child, or grandchild; second preference will be given to a niece or nephew of an employee

Provided by: David Beasley Endowed Memorial
Amount: Varies

Edith Scheuerman Elementary School 

Available to: Former Edith Scheuerman student with 3.0 GPA

Provided by: Edith Scheuerman Elementary School Endowed Scholarship Fund
Amount: Varies

Garfield Elementary School

Available to: Former Garfield student with 3.0 GPA who attended at least 2 years

Provided by: Garfield Elementary School Endowed Scholarship Fund
Amount: Varies

Georgia Matthews Elementary School/ Bernard Killer Memorial 

Available to: Former Georgia Matthews student with 3.0 GPA who attended at least three years

Provided by: Georgia Matthews School/Bernard Killer Endowed Memorial
Amount: Varies

Jennie Wilson Elementary School

Available to: Former Jennie Wilson student with 3.0 GPA

Provided by: Jennie Wilson Elementary School Endowed Fund
Amount: Varies

Miss Garden City

Available to: Winner of the Miss Garden City Scholarship Pageant to attend GCCC

Provided by: Phonathon/Auction
Amount: Varies

Otis and Mary Lee Molz Cooperative Scholarship

Available to: current member; or spouse, child or grandchild of a current member of the Garden City Co-op OR be a current employee; or spouse, child or grandchild of a current employee of the Garden City Co-op; 2.75 GPA
Amount: Full Tuition and Full FeesApply to: GCCC Scholarship office with a two page essay entitled "My Co-Op"The applicant's essay is to address the following questions;

      1. Tell us about yourself and your connection to the Garden City Co-op
      2. One of the cooperative principles is "Concern for the community".  If awarded this scholarship, what are you going to do to emulate our cooperative values and pay it forward in your community?

        If you have already received a scholarship from us last year, you were asked what you were going to do to emulate our cooperative values and to pay it forward in your community in return for this scholarship.  FOR RETURN APPLICANTS ONLY:

      3. During this last school year, in what ways have you demonstrated this commitment?

Victor Ornelas "STAR" Elementary School

Available to: Former Victor Ornelas student with financial need with 3.0 GPA

Provided by: Victor Ornelas Endowed Fund
Amount: Varies