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Two new endowed scholarships established at GCCC

Two new endowed scholarships have recently been established at Garden City Community College, according to the GCCC Endowment Association.

The Zachary Jay Harman Memorial Endowed Scholarship is named for Harman, who was enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program at GCCC from fall of 2005 to spring of 2007. This scholarship is to honor Zachary and his passion for Criminal Justice. This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in the Criminal Justice program with a 2.5 GPA.

The Emmons/Hilliard-Emmons Family Endowed Scholarship is named for Joseph Emmons, who served as Interim President of GCCC from August of 2010 to March 2011. The scholarship will be designated for non-traditional students (GED students, single parent, etc.) with a preference given to ESL students. It will be based on financial need and a GPA of 2.0.

Students are encouraged to apply early as scholarships are awarded in the order applications are received and until funds are exhausted.

The Endowment Association, along with the GCCC President’s Office, have begun a new initiative aimed at increasing the number of endowed scholarships available for students at Garden City Community College.

GCCC offers over 300 endowed and annual scholarships each year. The 2023/2024 Scholarship Application is open now.

An endowed scholarship allows you to create a scholarship fund that remains intact forever. The principal is invested, and a portion of the return is used each year to support the scholarship.

An endowed scholarship can begin with any amount and build over time.

For scholarship questions, contact the GCCC Financial Aid Office at 620-276-9519 or

To learn more about creating an endowed scholarship, please contact Jeff Mitchell, Executive Director, at or 620-276-0412.