Our online scholarship application portal closes on Sunday, March 15, so students interested in receiving scholarships from the Community Foundation and SC4 Foundation should complete their application now.
The two foundations have a combined total of more than 75 scholarship funds. Our scholarship donors are as varied as the awards they represent, but they all have one thing in common: they believe every student should have the opportunity to achieve their educational dreams.
Some of our donors, like the Gossman family, have a particular interest in supporting students attending St. Clair County Community College.
Established by Mr. Gossman’s children in 1996 in honor of him receiving the “Veteran of the Year” award from the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council, the Charles Myron & Betty Gossman Veterans Fund helps honorably discharged veterans and their children pursue a degree at SC4.
Charles Gossman served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on board the USS New York, USS Vicksburg and USS Fall River. He was also a charter member and post commander of the VFW May O’Brien Post #8465. Charles married Betty Garbutt in August 1949. She was a member of the VFW May O’Brien Post #8465 Auxiliary.
Robert and Marilyn Kovach also help students attend SC4. Yale alumni and high school sweethearts, the couple has been funding scholarships for Yale High School graduating seniors attending SC4 since 1983.
In 2008 they established the Robert & Marilyn Kovach Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation to continue this scholarship into perpetuity.
Robert started working at SC4 in 1982 as Dean of Administrative Services and retired as Vice President of Administrative Services in 1999. Robert and Marilyn have three sons and a daughter, who are all graduates of SC4.
The Kovaches and Gossmans, like our many other scholarship fund donors, hope these scholarships make a positive difference in the lives of local college students.