Student from Westlake receives Tri-C honors fellowship

Jade Hawk

Jade Hawk of Westlake has been selected for a Cuyahoga Community College Honors Program Fellowship, which offers high-achieving students scholarships to cover tuition, fees and books as they work toward an associate degree.

Hawk signed a commitment letter with the College during an Aug. 8 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 $4,838 per academic year.

Tri-C’s fifth Honors Program Fellowship class includes 46 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.

This is the largest fellowship class since Tri-C began the scholarship program. The previous high was 29 students in 2015.

“These gifted students see the wisdom in beginning their college journey at Tri-C,” said Herbert Mausser, assistant dean of Honors and Experiential Learning Programs. “It’s the smart choice for a quality education.”

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.

For 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 10, Issue 16, Posted 8:50 AM, 08.21.2018