Signing Day: Students From Parma Awarded Tri-C Honors Program Fellowships

Youjin Lee and Ian Phillips of Parma have been selected for Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Honors Program Fellowships, which offer high-achieving students scholarships to cover tuition, fees and books as they work toward an associate degree.

Lee and Phillips signed commitment letters with the College during an Aug. 2 ceremony at Tri-C’s Jerry Sue Thornton Center in Cleveland. Each scholarship — funded by the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation — is valued at up to $4,250 per academic year.

Tri-C’s fourth fellowship class includes Lee, Phillips and 22 other students who graduated high school with at least a 3.5 GPA and exceptional ACT/SAT scores. By entering the scholarship program, they commit to being full-time students and earning a degree from Tri-C within two years.

“These gifted students chose Tri-C to begin their college experience,” said Herbert Mausser, assistant dean of Honors and Experiential Learning Programs. “Given their track record of high achievement, I look forward to seeing them cross the stage at commencement in May 2019.”

The honors fellowship places special emphasis on academic planning, mentoring and portfolio building to reflect student work. Smaller honors class sizes also ensure specialized attention for students.

The program is designed to support eventual transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s and other advanced degrees. Previous Honors Program Fellows amassed numerous academic honors on their way to earning associate degrees from the College.

For information on the Honors Program Fellowship and eligibility requirements, contact Mausser at 216-987-4660 or

John Horton

Media Relations Manager at Cuyahoga Community College

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Volume 9, Issue 9, Posted 1:03 PM, 09.01.2017