Officials from The University of Olivet announced yesterday that it has established the Olivet Community Commitment Scholarship as part of its commitment to the community of Olivet. The scholarship will be awarded to all eligible employees and dependents of Olivet Community Schools and the City of Olivet.
Beginning with new students entering in the Fall 2018 semester, the scholarship will provide to all eligible students admitted to The University of Olivet a scholarship (tuition grant) equivalent to 75 percent of tuition at The University of Olivet for up to eight semesters of full-time undergraduate enrollment. At the current annual tuition rate of $25,780, this grant is valued at $19,335 per year, or $77,340 in grant aid over a four-year period.
“The University of Olivet believes that a strong, vibrant and thriving school system, city, and college are the foundation for a strong, vibrant and thriving community,” said The University of Olivet President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D. “Through direct investment in our school system and city, The University of Olivet aims to strengthen not only our city and schools, but also the greater community of Olivet.”
The scholarship has the potential of impacting 172 faculty and staff members of Olivet Community Schools and their dependents. “This new scholarship opportunity for staff and their dependents is another example of strengthening the commitment to our community and demonstrating their on-going priorities laid out in their strategic plan,” said Rocky Aldrich, Olivet Community Schools superintendent. “The University of Olivet has gone beyond their mission to provide an education that enriches lives intellectually, morally and spiritually to a diverse campus. It is opening opportunities to those who may not have the funds to pursue a higher education. What a blessing for our staff to have this offer.”
Mayor Gary Peterson added, “This is another step forward to unite The University of Olivet, Olivet Community Schools and the City of Olivet, which will benefit the community as a whole.” The City of Olivet has approximately eight employees.
As a small, private liberal arts college, The University of Olivet values individualized attention, offering 32 majors and 24 minors, an extensive collection of extracurricular activities and opportunities to compete in NCAA Division III athletics. The University of Olivet graduates young men and women who embody the “divine art and science of doing good to others,” as stated by the college’s founding fathers in 1844.
“Our hope is that the Olivet Community Commitment Scholarship will serve as a significant resource to employees and dependents of Olivet Community Schools and the City of Olivet who desire a quality and affordable college education,” said Corey. “By continuing to foster our community-campus relationship, The University of Olivet, Olivet Community Schools and the City of Olivet will play a real and significant role in creating leaders of tomorrow.”
For more information about the Olivet Community Commitment Scholarship, contact the The University of Olivet Office of Admissions at 269.749.7635 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For media inquiries, contact Tim Johnston, vice president for admissions and marketing, at 269.749.7164 or email@example.com.