“My dad, George Haney, went to Glendale College in 1933 and played baseball,” recounts Mike Haney. “Two years later, he transferred to San Jose State. After that, he was a baseball coach and PE teacher at Kamehameha High School and when World War II broke out, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. When I was a student here, I played on the golf team before transferring to UCLA, and then I worked as a firefighter. Our family has a deep love for this community, this city, and we want to help out. The Haney Family Scholarship is aimed at students with similar interests and goals; we feel very fortunate for the experiences we had at Glendale, and want others to have the same opportunities.”
Scholarships, like the Haney Family Scholarship, are a tremendous way to support Glendale’s students who are in financial need. Often donors choose to honor a loved one’s memory by conferring a donation upon a promising student with similar interests and abilities. Graduating and transferring students are most commonly bequeathed, but other scholarships are awarded to students to help defray their expenses while attending GCC. To find out more about bequeathing a scholarship, click here. Other new scholarships include:
Erik Mercade Memorial Biology Scholarship:
José and Janice Mercadé have established the Erik Mercadé Scholarship Endowment Fund at GCC to honor the memory of their son Erik. This scholarship is awarded every spring to an outstanding student majoring in Biology and transferring to 4-year schools. It is a plus if the student also goes to the Baja Field Station for part of his/her studies.
Scholarship By People of Indian Descent:
This scholarship, funded through the generosity of several donors of Indian descent, awards three scholarships each year to nursing or international students while they are enrolled at GCC to help with their school expenses.
Glendale Adventist Medical Center Award for Clinical Excellence:
This scholarship will be awarded annually to a GCC nursing student who has demonstrated clinical excellence upon graduation from the ADN program and upon transfer to a BSN program. “We have four very highly qualified candidates who we have put forward for nomination,” says Emelyn Judge, Division Chair, for Health Sciences and Nursing. “This is an outstanding opportunity for our most qualified students.”
The Chief’s Scholarship is designed for continuing students who are preparing for a career in law enforcement or public safety. The scholarship is given annually. Great thanks to Gary Montecuollo, GCC’s Chief of Police, for initiating this scholarship and raising the additional funds.
Sharleen Wagner Professional Development Scholarship:
This scholarship benefitting students who graduate in Career Tech Education was set up by Kimberly Holland and her family in memory of their beloved mother Sharleen Wagner. Sharleen had a long career at GCC from 1975 through 2006 as an adjunct in Adult Education and later as the Professional Development Center's Founding Director.