Rowan College at Gloucester County

Keeping Education Affordable: $250,000 Dedicated To Start Smart/Finish Smart Scholarships

College Relations, Communications, and Marketing
Date: 5/11/2015

Keeping Education Affordable.jpg​​In 2012, Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) created a unique scholarship available to only Gloucester County high school students. The “Presidential Start Smart Scholarship” was designed for students ranked directly under the top 15 percent of their graduating class, and provides qualified first-year students with a $1,000 award when enrolled in a full-time course of study.

On Wednesday, May 6, RCGC President Frederick Keating (left) and Rowan University Vice President of Enrollment Management Dr. Jeff Hand (center) teamed up in a joint scholarship venture to help make higher education more affordable for Gloucester County residents. As a follow-up to the RCGC “Start Smart Scholarship,” Rowan University introduced its “Finish Smart Scholarship,” which will provide a $1,000 award to 125 eligible Start Smart Scholarship recipients who begin their education at RCGC in September 2015 and transfer to Rowan University for a bachelor’s degree in 2017.

Through this combined scholarship agreement, RCGC’s “Start Smart Scholarship” and Rowan University’s “Finish Smart Scholarship” help to make higher education more affordable for Gloucester County residents.

Pictured with President Keating are (left to right): GCIT senior and 2015 Start Smart Scholarship recipient Aaron Diza, Dr. Hand, Rowan University Executive Director Michael Plagianakos and Gloucester County Professional Counselors Association President James DiGennaro.

Rowan College at Gloucester County’s 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.