Say “Yes” to Students!

Posted on behalf of the Green River College Foundation

Give the Gift of ‘Saying Yes’ to students this holiday season! Consider a gift to the Gator Pledge and remove financial barriers for students. If you give through the Foundation in honor of friends and family, we’ll send you a ‘Say Yes’ Card to share.found-sayyes-icon

You can donate online ,payroll deduction, or stop by our office and visit with us in person. We would love to see your smiling faces.

Inspirus, formerly the School Employees Credit Union of Washington (SECUWA), will once again be partnering with the Foundation to present the 2017 Employee Giving Campaign.

Stay tuned for upcoming Employee Giving Campaign fun in Winter Quarter and opportunities to work with Inspirus Credit Union. inspirus

2016 Outstanding Staff Awards

The Employee Recognition Committee is calling for nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Staff Award!

The Outstanding Staff Award is “designed to provide formal recognition of Green River employees who, by their noteworthy performance and accomplishments during the year, contribute significantly to Green River. The award also recognizes staff members for modeling behavior that furthers Green River’s Mission and Values.”

The awards were first presented in 1989, starting with Shirley Benson, Green River’s original switchboard operator.

Last year’s award recipients were:

  • Carla Kane, Business Office
  • Cindy Olson, Custodial Services
  • Lois Ermish, Faculty Support Services
  • Richard “Doug” Douglas, Technology Division

You can find the nomination form here: 2016 Outstanding Staff Award

The Employee Recognition Committee will continue to call for nominations in a variety of ways. Nominations are due by Friday, June 24th and will be awarded Opening Day this Fall.

Please respond to with questions and suggestions.

GRC Foundation Scholarships

Posted on behalf of the GRC FoundationScholarship

Green River College Foundation is accepting applications for:

  • over 230 scholarships for students attending Green River in Fall 2016 – Spring 2017.
  • at least 5 scholarships for students completing their studies at Green River in Summer 2016.
  • 2 scholarships for students graduating from Green River and transferring to WSU, UW, CWU, EWU, or WWU for Fall 2016.
  • Scholarship amounts: $500 – $3,000

For more details and a link to the on-line application, direct students to

If students are unable to apply online, paper applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or the Foundation Office.

In response to faculty suggestions, we have a new interactive .pdf recommendation form available on our website.  Language has also been added to remind students that their information may be shared with scholarship sponsors, and to remind references that students may review their application materials. Thank you for your input; please continue to help us improve.

If you have questions, please contact us at x3330 or e-mail

Application deadline: April 29, 2016

Moolah for Schoolah

Posted on behalf of Byron Ford

Win a $500 Shopping Spree During

Kent Station’s “Moolah for Schoolah” Scholarship Fundraiser

 Group Of Diverse International Students Celebrating Graduation

Kent, Washington, March 1, 2016– Throughout the month of March, Kent Station will host its annual college scholarship fundraiser for Green River College (GRC) students – Moolah for Schoolah. Kent Station began the program in 2007 to provide scholarships to Kent graduates attending GRC. Since then, Kent Station has provided 31 scholarships totaling over $41,000 in college funding to students who might not be able to afford college otherwise.

The promotion has some fun changes this year! Kent Station customers can participate in the college fundraiser by picking up a Moolah for Schoolah “passport” available at all participating Kent Station merchants. Customers will receive a sticker just for going into each participating business and will receive an additional sticker each time they spend money at the business during the month of March. For each sticker that is given out, Kent Station will donate $1 to the Kent Station–Green River College Scholarship Fund. The more stickers on the passports, the more scholarships Kent Station will provide. Customers can pick up a passport all month and then drop off their passport at any participating business by April 4th.

Yelena Arkhipchuk is one of the 2015 scholarship recipients. She said “I was very happy to learn that I was a recipient of the Moolah for Schoolah scholarship. Thank you for your generous financial support towards my higher education. By awarding me the scholarship I am able to concentrate on what is important for me: education. Your financial generosity has allowed me to be one step closer to my goal and has inspired me to help others by giving back to the community. Thank you very much.”

To help students like Yelena, Kent Station encourages the community to visit participating Moolah for Schoolah merchants during March. By collecting stickers on a passport, the community can help college dreams become a reality and are eligible to win Kent Station prizes. Each sticker will give Kent Station customers the opportunity to win one of 10 prizes, including the Grand Prize of a $500 shopping spree to spend at Kent Station, plus gift cards ranging from $25 to $100. Each sticker will be one entry meaning that the more stickers the better the chances are to win a prize. The prize winners will be selected at random on April 11, 2016.

Windermere at Kent Station donated to the promotion, helping to offset the costs and helping to make it possible to reach our goal of donating $5000.

“The new passport is going to make Moolah for Schoolah a fun promotion to participate in.” said Cynthia Boyd, Kent Station Marketing Manager. “Our scholarships allow local high school graduates to achieve their dreams of higher education and thus giving them more opportunities to be successful members of our business community. We are always proud of our partnership with Green River College and the Green River College Foundation.”

For more information about the Moolah for Schoolah college fundraiser and about Kent Station visit or call Cynthia Boyd at 253-856-2301.

Located on 18 acres in the heart of downtown Kent, Kent Station is an urban shopping village developed by Tarragon a Seattle based company. The 470,000 sq. ft., mixed-use development features locally-owned and national retail stores, professional office space, and dining and entertainment, including a 14-screen AMC Theatres Cineplex and a branch campus of Green River College.

For more information, please contact:

Contact Name:        Cynthia Boyd, Kent Station
Phone Number:       253-856-2301
E-mail Address:
Kent Station, Kent Washington, Kent shopping, Kent dining, Green River College, Green River College Foundation, Kent School District, College Scholarships, College Funding


Green River Foundation First 50 Breakfast

Published on behalf of GRC Foundation

We are excited to be kicking off 50th Anniversary celebrations for Green River College at the First 50 Breakfast on Thursday, September 10th at 8 AM in the Lindbloom Student Center.

50th BreakfastSpecial guests planning to attend include founding president Mel Lindbloom, and members of the original administration, faculty, and staff as well as alumni from the first years of the college.

Space is limited and we must have RSVPs by August 31st. Please visit First 50 Breakfast to RSVP.

P.S. We sent invitations to individuals throughout our region who have special connections to Green River, including retired faculty and staff, long time community members, and to members of the alumni community who have previously provided updated contact information. Current faculty and staff are welcome to attend this kick-off event but we do need your RSVP to plan accordingly. We realize that we may have missed some key people in the Green River Community, so if you know of someone who has a strong affinity for Green River and they have not heard about this event, please share this invitation or let us know so we can send them one directly. If you have names to share or other questions, contact Foundation or at ext. 3330.