Community College Scholarships

Learn about GCC’s 2017 scholarship opportunities.

Our community college scholarship program is available through Glendale Community College (GCC). Please visit the Scholarship Office on the GCC campus or contact them at (818) 240-1000 ext. 5591 for information on applying.


“Big Man Fritsche” Scholarship

College Major/Area of Study: Woodworking, Auto Mechanics, Plumbing, Landscaping, Healthcare, Electrical, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, etc.
Student Profile: A recipient of this scholarship must reside in the service region of the Community Foundation of the Verdugos. The student must be continuing his/her education working toward a certificate, two year, or four-year college degree. Financial need must be demonstrated. The student should show an entrepreneurial aptitude, a potential for achievement and self-motivation.
Special Requirement: A personal essay discussing the importance of education, what motivates him/her, an entrepreneurial vision; perhaps a plan/idea to implement during or after college in a selected area of his/her career technical field. If qualified, the student may be considered for a personal interview on Saturday, April 22 2017.
Application: “Big Man Fritsche” Scholarship Application plus cover sheet.
Average Award: $1,000 – $2,000 (award may be renewable)
Average # of Awards: 1


March 29, 2017 is the deadline for the following scholarships:

Chuck Benedict Memorial Journalism Scholarship

College Major/Area of Study: Journalism
Student Profile: Glendale Community College journalism student planning on transferring to a 4-year university journalism program. Emphasis placed on the students’ interest in sports journalism.
Special Requirements: Student must be referred by a Glendale Community College journalism professor. Academic achievement and financial need will be taken into consideration. An essay on journalism must be received with the scholarship application.
Average Award: $1,000
Average # of Awards: 1


Tuesday Afternoon Club Scholarship

College Major/Area of Study: Any
Student Profile: Student must be in the Glendale Community College re-entry program. Financial need must be demonstrated, along with proof of U.S. citizenship and community service. The student should be able to show a potential for achievement, success, and self-motivation.
Special Requirements: In a scholarship statement, the student must discuss the importance of education.
Average Award: $1,000
Average # of Awards: 1


Shirley & Joel Youngquist Nursing Scholarship

College Major/Area of Study: Nursing
Student Profile: Student must be in the nursing program at Glendale Community College and must have residency in Glendale, La Cañada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose or Verdugo City for the past three years. Students are evaluated on the basis of financial need. The student must have a goal of obtaining at least an AA degree in nursing, and there is no specific GPA required.
Special Requirement: A scholarship statement on the importance of nursing must be received with the scholarship application.
Average Award: $1,000
Average # of Awards: 1