The purpose of the I Nina'metgot Famalao'an (Making Women Stronger) Adult High School Completion Scholarship Program is to provide an opportunity for women who were unable to complete their high school education, to either earn their high school diploma or GED high school equivalency. This milestone will enable them to then seek gainful employment (most employers require a high school diploma), or further their education through a postsecondary program.
Scholarship Amount and Limitations on Awards:
GCC Adult High School Program
Scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be awarded to a total of eighteen (18) females who enroll in - or who are already enrolled in - the GCC Adult High School program, and who graduate from the program by May 9, 2024. A $500 check will be issued to the graduate by the Bureau of Women's Affairs upon proof of graduation.
GED (General Education Development) High School Equivalency
Scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be awarded to a total of eighteen (18) females to enable them to take the GED high school equivalency test at GCC and pass it by May 11, 2023. The scholarship will pay the $125 testing fee, plus any re-take fees. BWA will then issue any remaining amount from the scholarship after the GED fees are paid, to the scholarship recipient in the form of a check.
Example: GED test fee $125 + (2 re-takes at $11.25 each ) $22.50 = $147.50, paid to GCC for the recipient to take and pass the test. BWA will then issue the recipient a check for $352.50 ($500 - $147.50)
GCC GED Fees:
$125.00 (total for all four content areas)
$31.25 for each subtest.
Re-take fee is $11.25 per sub-test or content area for the firs two re-takes.
Subsequent retakes are $31.25 per subtest.