Dr. Edward J. Yaw, president of County College of Morris (CCM), and Dr. MaryAnn Baenninger, president of Drew University, signed an agreement on August 27, 2015, that will provide top honors students at the community college with scholarships and a seamless transition to earn their bachelor’s degrees.
Under the agreement, CCM students who successfully complete a minimum of four honors courses at the college, earn a minimum 3.25 grade point average (GPA) and transfer to Drew will receive scholarships from the university to continue their studies.
Admitted students with a GPA of 3.75 will receive a $25,000 Honors Scholarship, those with a GPA of 3.5 or higher will receive a $20,000 Presidential Scholarship, and those who earn a 3.25 GPA or higher will receive a $15,000 Deans Scholarship. The scholarships will be awarded annually as long as the students maintain the appropriate GPA. Students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at CCM will receive an additional $2,500 annual scholarship.
Qualified honors students at CCM also will be able to take up to two courses at Drew at no cost while still enrolled at the community college. Students who are admitted to Drew will enter the university as juniors and will become part of the university’s honors cohort.
“We’re delighted that Drew has developed yet another pathway for CCM students to seamlessly transfer to the university and pursue a bachelor’s degree more affordably,” said Yaw. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for CCM students who earn their associate degree to also earn a bachelor’s degree from a highly respected liberal arts university.”
“We are so proud to be able to offer qualified students at County College of Morris the opportunity to attend Drew through this unique agreement," said Baenninger. “Besides taking classes at Drew while still at CCM, this agreement will make college more affordable by offering a range of honors scholarships to these high-achieving students as they complete their baccalaureate degrees."
This latest agreement is in addition to a dual admissions agreement that CCM and Drew signed in 2014. Under the dual admissions agreement, Drew agreed to award up to two full-tuition scholarships each year to qualified students who enroll through that program.
For information about the new agreement, contact Kari Hawkins, CCM’s coordinator of transfer services at 973-328-5142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
# # #Photo 1: On Thursday, County College of Morris (CCM) and Drew University signed an agreement that will provide top honors students at the community college with scholarships and a seamless transition to earn their bachelor’s degrees. Back row, left to right, Dr. Bette Simmons, CCM vice president of Student Development and Enrollment Management; Professor Laura Gabrielsen, CCM Honors Studies adviser; Sunita Bhargava, Drew director of Continuing Education and Special Programs; Bob Massa, Drew senior vice president of Enrollment and Institutional Planning. Front row, left to right, Dr. Dwight Smith, CCM vice president of Academic Affairs; Dr. Edward J. Yaw, CCM president; Dr. MaryAnn Baenninger, Drew president; Christopher Taylor, Drew dean of Liberal Arts.
Photo 2: Dr. Edward J. Yaw, president of County College of Morris, and Dr. MaryAnn Baenninger, president of Drew University, shake hands after signing the agreement.
Photo 3: Dr. Edward J. Yaw, president of County College of Morris, and Dr. MaryAnn Baenninger, president of Drew University, sign the agreement.