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Dr. Joanne Horn Rettke Memorial Scholarship

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Dr. Joanne Horn Rettke Memorial

Deadline to Apply: November 15 and April 1
GPA: 2.0
1st Year:
2nd Year: √
Duration: 1 Semester
Description: After receiving her doctorate in 1979.  Dr. Joanne Horn Rettke accepted a position at Mohawk Valley Community College as Director of Programs for Women & Senior Adults.  In 1985, her title was changed to Director of Community Services.  While at MVCC she was one of the founding members of the Mohawk Valley Business Women's Network which is still in operation today.  Dr. Rettke was best known for her mentoring and encouragement of woment who transitioned from the home to the workforce.   Her motto was "that's interesting, let's give it a try.

Amount Awarded: Varies

Criteria Checklist:

  • Must be a Returning Adult Student
  • First Generation Student struggling to earn a degree

                 (Example: working mom, etc)

  • Must be a Resident of Herkimer, Madison or Oneida County
  • Education/Work Ethic
  • Must show Financial Need
  • Must have G.P.A. or 2.0 or higher
  • Must be Part-Time or Full-TimeMatriculated Student


 Application Process: Contact Institutional Advancement in Payne Hall room 220 for a General MVCC application

Selection by: Scholarship Review Committee


Debra Edick
Administrative Assistant
Institutional Advancement

Contact Information
Payne Hall, Room 220
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY 13501
Telephone - 315.792.5555
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