GCC Gets $5,000 for Scholarships from Friends of the Crime Lab


Guam – Guam Community College students studying criminal justice can now apply for a $500 per semester scholarship, thanks to the non-profit organization Friends of the Crime Lab. Representatives from Friends of the Crime Lab recently donated $5,000 to the GCC Foundation to establish a Forensic Science Scholarship at the college.

Graduating high school seniors from Guam, the CNMI, FSM, Marshalls, and Palau may also apply for the scholarships. Recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities and financial need.

Applications are available at www.guamcc.edu or at the GCC Financial Aid Office on the first floor of the Student Services and Administration Building (Bldg. 2000). The scholarship will be awarded each semester based on the availability of funds.

GCC offers an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice in one of four concentrations: administration of criminal justice, law enforcement administration, forensic lab technician and forensic computer examiner. The program is designed to address training requirements for students seeking employment as police officers, marshals, conservation officers, Guam Customs officers, investigators, corrections officers, forensic computer examiners, forensic lab technicians, and other public safety employees.
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L to r: Lolita Reyes, GCC Asst. Director of Development & Alumni Relations; Joey Lopez, Sr., President, Friends of the Crime Lab (FOCL); Lee Webber, Director, FOCL;  Dr. Mary Okada, GCC President; and Sharon Ishizaki, FOCL Secretary/Treasurer, celebrate the $5,000 check donated to the GCC Foundation for scholarships for Criminal Justice majors by Friends of the Crime Lab on Friday, Nov. 5.