Mandel - The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Scholarship
The Mandel Scholarship is for two years (one year renewal) provided the student is enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours), and has a minimum of 3.0 grade point average each semester. The scholarship covers up to 15 credit hours per semester, plus books (up to $850 per semester). students may participate in more than one scholars program (e.g., the Robert Lewis Academy Scholars Program), but the scholarship dollars will not exceed 15 credit hours per semester or the student’s cost of attendance. Criteria for NEW students: 3.0 high school GPA, English (any of the following): ACT 18+/English, SAT 430+/ Accuplacer English 1010 or higher AND Math, (any of the following): 21+/Math SAT 520+, Accuplacer Math 1240 or higher, One reference from high school teacher, advisor or coach, Statement on leadership, Personal interview, Completion of FAFSA form, Commitment to complete degree in two years. Criteria for Current Tri-C students: 3.0 GPA, No more than 20 hours of college-level credit earned as of the start of your initial semester in the Mandel Scholars Academy. Names of two references (one faculty member, one community member), Statement on leadership, Personal interview, Completion of FAFSA form, Commitment to complete degree in two years are required. Mandel Scholars will take a core set of courses that will develop the ability to apply the knowledge and skills of the liberal arts to help meet the community’s challenges and opportunities.
They will take a broad range of courses in the humanities disciplines that will introduce them to the basic concepts across many fields: English, Humanities, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Women’s Studies and courses in the Creative Arts that offer historical and cultural surveys of their art forms. Scholars will work in teams in collaboration with community organizations on projects that apply their learning. In addition to coursework, Mandel Scholars will have access to a range of leadership development opportunities through workshops, visits with leaders from the region, and special presentations. Each Scholar will be assigned a mentor who has completed Tri-C’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Leadership Development Program.