Tri-C gives honors fellowships to students from Bay Village

Bay High grads Nicholas Kubinski and Katelyn Laskowski received honors fellowships to attend Tri-C.

Nicholas Kubinski and Katelyn Laskowski 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.

Each signed a commitment letter with the College during an Aug. 4 ceremony at Tri-C’s Jerry Sue Thornton Center in Cleveland. The scholarship – funded by the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation – is valued at up to $4,250 per academic year.

Tri-C’s third fellowship class includes Kubinski, Laskowski and 17 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 high-achieving students made Tri-C their first choice for a quality education,” said Herbert Mausser, assistant dean of Honors and Experiential Learning Programs. “I look forward to seeing them cross the stage at commencement in May 2018.”

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. Previous Honors Program Fellows amassed numerous academic honors on their way to earning associate degrees from the College.

The goal is to expand the program to 80 students. The Tri-C Foundation secured funding for the program from numerous community partners that wanted to invest in students committed to securing a degree from the College.

For more information on the Honors Program Fellowship and eligibility requirements, contact Mausser at 216-987-4660 or

John Horton

Media Relations Manager at Cuyahoga Community College

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Volume 8, Issue 16, Posted 9:48 AM, 08.16.2016