Emergency ‘Dreammaker’ grants available Monday, Sept. 25

-Staff Report-

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)—Family emergencies and merrymaking may seem to be opposites, but at Grossmont College one can help provide for the other.

Grossmont College is one of the institutions of higher learning around the country that was selected by Scholarship America as an eligible campus for
Dreammaker grants—emergency aid given to students who suddenly run into emergencies that might prevent them from finishing their education.

According to John Colson, Grossmont College’s vice president for student services, examples of such emergencies might include the immediate need for
funds for “child care, rent, gas money and utilities.”

On the other hand, the grants do not cover such school expenses as tuition and fees, books, supplies and other academic expenses, says Colson.

On Monday, Sept. 26, the Grossmont College Financial Aid will begin allocating these emergency Dreammaker Funds to students who need them.  Students in such need should seek Selam Gebrekristos in the Financial Aid Office, Room 58A in the Modular Village.

But what is this about merrymaking?

The Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges regularly holds events to raise money for Dreamkeeper grants as well as for various scholarships.

In honor of Grossmont’s 50th anniversary, a “Fifty and Fantabulous” event is planne from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Grossmont’s Health and Sciences
Complex, with merrymaking guests urged to dress as they did when they attended college.

Tickets cost $175 per person general admission, and $87.50 for faculty, staff and reitrees from the college.

The agenda for the occasion includes “heavy hors d’oeuvres and no host bar,” live entertainment “showcasing Grossmont College Performing Arts,” a silent
auction, a live auction, and dessert and coffee.

Anyone wishing to attend may contact Sarah Brown at the Foundation’s office at (619) 644-7109.  More information about grants and scholarships may be obtained from Ernest Ewin at (619) 644-7109.


Preceding culled from materials provided by the Vice President John Colson and the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges