GCC 2018-19 Catalog - Page 132



maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA. Established by the family & friends
of Jennifer Rossi to honor her memory after she lost her life in a
car accident. $500 (1)
BARBARA
JEAN
SAMARDICH
MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP
The Barbara Jean Samardich Memorial Scholarship is awarded to
full-time students pursuing a career in social work or in a social
science field of study. The recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA or
higher. Established by George Samardich in memory of his wife,
Barbara. $1,000 (1)
TERESA ANN SANTINI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Teresa Ann Santini Memorial Scholarship is awarded to
sophomore nursing students from the Gogebic Range in Michigan
who are returning to college while also raising a family. Both
financial need and academic performance will be considered.
Established by the family of Teresa Ann Santini. $750 (3)
EARLE SELL SCHOLARSHIP
The Earle Sell Scholarship is awarded to students with a minimum
GPA of 3.0, who are a resident of Iron County, Wisconsin or
Gogebic County, Michigan majoring in history, genealogy,
archeology, or anthropology. Established by Earle Sell. $100 (1)
LORETTA J. SERVIA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Loretta J. Servia Memorial Scholarship is awarded to
graduates of A.D. Johnston High School in Bessemer, Michigan
who have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and who graduated
from high school in the year preceding the scholarship award.
Established by the family of Loretta J. Servia to honor Loretta’s
memory. $250 (1).
MARY LOUISE AND OSCAR SJOWALL EDUCATION
SCHOLARSHIP
The Mary Louise and Oscar Sjowall Education Scholarship is
awarded to full-time students in an education degree transfer
program. The recipients are required to maintain a minimum GPA
of 3.0. Established by Mary Louise Sjowall. $500 (1)
JACOB A. SOLIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Jacob A. Solin Memorial Scholarship is awarded to applicants
who exhibit evidence of scholastic achievement and are enrolled
in either an academic or vocational degree program. Established
by John Solin in honor of Jake’s strong interest in education and
his leading role in the development of Gogebic Community
College. $150 (1)
GUSTAVE B. SWANSON ENDOWED VOCATIONAL
SCHOLARSHIP
The Gus Swanson Vocational Scholarship is awarded to students
in a “hands-on” vocational program such as automotive
technology, construction technology, or welding. The students
who are majoring in Pre-Engineering may also be considered. The
first priority will be given to students from the Ironwood,
Michigan School District, with the next priority given to students
in Gogebic County, Michigan. Established by Gustave Swanson.
$750 (4)
ROBERT A. SWANSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Robert A. Swanson Scholarship is awarded to students
majoring in business-related fields of study who have
demonstrated scholastic achievement. Established by Robert A.
Swanson who was an Ironwood, Michigan native, an alum of
Gogebic Community College and a 1933 graduate of Luther L.
Wright High school in Ironwood, Michigan. $200 (2)
ZERA F. TABACCHI SCHOLARSHIP
The Zera F. Tabacchi Scholarship is awarded to students who are
graduates of the Ironwood Area Schools in Ironwood, Michigan.
The applicants must be full-time degree seeking students with a
GPA of 2.5 or higher. Established by Leno Tabacchi to honor
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Zera, a former French language teacher at Gogebic Community
College. $300 (1)
RAYMOND R. TALASKA ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
FUND
The Raymond R. Talaska Scholarship is awarded to full-time
sophomore students enrolled in a two year business transfer
program. The students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or
higher. Established by Ray Talaska. $500 (1)
HENRY
&
SHIRLEY
TIILIKKA
MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP
The Henry & Shirley Tiilikka Memorial Scholarship is awarded
to residents of Ironwood Township in Ironwood, Michigan.
Originally established by Henry Tiilikka to honor his wife, Shirley
and then continued by the Tillikka’s family to honor both Henry
and Shirley. $500 (1).
TRIER’S SCHOLAR-ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Trier’s Scholar-Athlete Fund is awarded to students who
reside in the service areas of Gogebic Community College and
have been actively involved in high school sports. The students
must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to
former employees of Trier’s Drug Store. Established by Robert J.
Trier in memory of his parents, Gilbert & Helen Trier and his
uncle, Joseph Trier. $400 (1)
VAARA ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
The Vaara Athletic Scholarship is awarded to full-time students
who participate in the GCC athletic program, are residents of
Gogebic or Ontonagon Counties in Michigan or Iron County in
Wisconsin. Established by the Vaara family. $250 (1)
GARLAND & JENNIE VANDERMADE MEMORIAL
SCHOLARSHIP
The Garland and Jennie Vandermade Memorial Scholarship is
awarded to incoming freshmen who have excelled academically.
The students must possess leadership skills as well as participate
in community and school activities. Established by Jennie
Vandermade in memory of Garland and Jennie. $400 (1)
REGINALD T. WILLIAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Reginald T. Williams Memorial Scholarship is awarded to
Gogebic County residents who have successfully completed
his/her freshman year at Gogebic Community College and will
return the following year as a sophomore enrolled in an academic
program. Established by Ruth E. Williams. $100 (1)
WIRTANEN/MINDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Wirtanen/Minds Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students
who are incoming freshmen and have achieved a 3.0 GPA or
better. The students must have participated in extracurricular and
community activities. Leadership, character, and communication
skills will also be taken into consideration. Established by Betty
Minds in memory of Paul Wirtanen. $300 (1)
LOUIS AND ANN YELICH MEMORIAL ENDOWED
SCHOLARSHIP
The Louis and Ann Yelich Memorial Scholarship is awarded to
full-time students who have graduated from a high school in
Gogebic or Ontonagon Counties in Michigan, or from Iron or
Ashland Counties in Wisconsin. The students should be second
semester freshman with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Established by
Hydro Pump & Equipment, Inc. of Houston, TX. $100 (1)
MARY LOUISE YELICH SCHOLARSHIP
The Mary Louise Yelich Scholarship is awarded to full-time
students who have graduated from a high school in Gogebic or
Ontonagon Counties in Michigan, or from Iron or Ashland
Counties in Wisconsin. Students should be second semester
freshmen with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Established by Louis J.
Yelich of Houston, Texas. Louis Yelich was an Ironwood,

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