Academic Award: Emilee Skutt of Westlake Receives Tri-C Honors Program Fellowship

Program Provides Scholarships that Cover Tuition, Fees and Books

Emilee Skutt of Westlake has been selected for a Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) Honors Program Fellowship, which offers high-achieving students scholarships to cover tuition, fees and books as they work toward an associate degree.

Skutt signed a commitment letter with the College during an Aug. 2 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 fourth fellowship class includes Skutt and 23 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 gifted students chose Tri-C to begin their college experience,” said Herbert Mausser, assistant dean of Honors and Experiential Learning Programs. “Given their track record of high achievement, I look forward to seeing them cross the stage at commencement in May 2019.”

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 herbert.mausser@tri-c.edu.

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