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The Olivet Community School Board of Education and Olivet College President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., celebrate the announcement of the Olivet Community Commitment Scholarship.

Officials from Olivet College 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 Olivet College a scholarship (tuition grant) equivalent to 75 percent of tuition at Olivet College 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.

“Olivet College believes that a strong, vibrant and thriving school system, city, and college are the foundation for a strong, vibrant and thriving community,” said Olivet College President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D. “Through direct investment in our school system and city, Olivet College aims to strengthen not only our city and schools, but also the greater community of Olivet.”

The Olivet Community Commitment Scholarship will help attract new city employees.

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. “Olivet College 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 Olivet College, 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, Olivet College values individualized attention, offering 32 majors and 24 minors, an extensive collection of extracurricular activities and opportunities to compete in NCAA Division III athletics. Olivet College 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, Olivet College, 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 Olivet College Office of Admissions at 269.749.7635 or admissions@olivetcollege.edu. For media inquiries, contact Tim Johnston, vice president for admissions and marketing, at 269.749.7164 or tjohnston@olivetcollege.edu.

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