Informational sessions are scheduled during the next three
weeks, and will be conducted in English and Spanish. The format
will allow for questions that will be answered by GRCC experts
in real time.
Questions also can be answered through a Futures for
Frontliners hotline, at 616-234-3344; email,
email@example.com; and text, 616-404-4519.
“Futures for Frontliners is an incredible opportunity for
people who want to gain an education, advance in their careers
or even gain skills for new jobs,” said Tina Hoxie,
GRCC’s associate provost and dean of Student Affairs. “The
program eliminates cost as an obstacle. GRCC is ready to help
navigate the process to help anyone who’s interested prepare and
enroll. We then will provide resources to support them once they
are here -- every step of the way.”
Frontliners must apply for
the scholarship before Dec. 31, 2020.
Advance registration is requested for the hour-long sessions,
which will be conducted virtually. Sign-up information is on the
GRCC website at grcc.edu/futuresforfrontliners.
Sept. 23, noon to 1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., in English.
Sept. 24, 9-10 a.m., in Spanish.
Sept. 28, 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., in English.
Sept. 29, noon to 1 p.m. in Spanish.
Oct. 6, 6-7 p.m., in Spanish.
Oct. 7, 9-10 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m., in English.
The Futures for Frontliners program is for people who worked at
least half-time in frontline jobs for 11 of the 13 weeks between
April 1 and June 30 and who do not have a college degree.
Eligible frontline industry examples include: food and
agriculture; healthcare and public health; critical
manufacturing; communications and information technology,
including news media; law enforcement, public safety, and first
responders; public works; and transportation and logistics.
Students would be eligible to begin attending during the winter
semester, starting in January 2021.
Anyone interested must complete the state’s application,
Michigan.gov/frontliners, apply to GRCC at
grcc.edu/apply and complete the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, form.