Westlake, Bay students receive Tri-C fellowships

Four high-achieving students from Bay Village and Westlake have been selected for Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Honors Program Fellowships, which offer scholarships to cover tuition, fees and books on the journey toward graduation.

Scholarship recipients include Michael Kasunick of Bay Village, John Kirschnick of Westlake, Marissa Luce of Westlake and Dayna Prochaska of Bay Village.

The students signed commitment letters with the College during a recent virtual ceremony. Each scholarship – funded by donors to the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation – is valued at up to $5,120 per academic year.

The College’s seventh fellowship class features 54 students with at least a 3.5 GPA and outstanding ACT/SAT scores. By entering the scholarship program, they commit to being full-time students, maintaining a high GPA and earning a degree from Tri-C within two years.

This is the largest fellowship class since Tri-C began the program. The previous high was 46 students in 2018.

“These gifted students chose to come here because they understand the power of a Tri-C education,” said Karen Miller, the College’s provost and chief academic officer. “I look forward to celebrating their success at Spring Commencement in 2022.”

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, including eligibility requirements, contact Rebecca Stolzman at 216-987-4713 or rebecca.stolzman@tri-c.edu.

John Horton

Media Relations Manager at Cuyahoga Community College

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Volume 12, Issue 16, Posted 9:19 AM, 08.18.2020