Tri-C awards Honors Program Fellowships to Bay Village students

Baylee Briggs

Baylee Briggs and Jenna Haas of Bay Village have been selected for Cuyahoga Community College Honors Program Fellowships, which offer high-achieving students scholarships to cover tuition, fees and books as they work toward an associate degree.

Briggs and Haas signed commitment letters with the College during an Aug. 5 ceremony at the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts at Metropolitan Campus in Cleveland. The scholarships — funded by the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation — are valued at up to $4,250 per academic year.

Tri-C’s second fellowship class includes Briggs, Haas and 26 other students who graduated high school with at least a 3.5 GPA and exceptional ACT/SAT scores. By entering the scholarship program, they commit to being full-time students and earning a degree from Tri-C within two years.

“These are some of Northeast Ohio’s brightest high school graduates, and they made Tri-C their first choice for a quality education,” said Herbert Mausser, assistant dean of Honors and Experiential Learning Programs.

The honors fellowship places special emphasis on academic planning, mentoring and portfolio building to reflect student work. Smaller honors class sizes also ensure specialized attention for students.

The program is designed to support eventual transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s and other advanced degrees.

For more information on the Honors Program Fellowship and eligibility requirements, contact Mausser at 216-987-4660 or The goal is to expand the program to up to 60 students in the future.

The Cuyahoga Community College Foundation secured funding for the program from numerous community partners that wanted to invest in students committed to securing a degree at Tri-C.

John Horton

Media relations manager at Cuyahoga Community College

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Volume 7, Issue 16, Posted 9:46 AM, 08.18.2015