Dr. George and Sally Spears Scholarship

Maury Kolchakian didn’t think he was going to attend college, but when his high school counselor let him know of a Manatee Junior College scholarship given to him as the President of INTERACT club, he figured he had to attend. Fast forward to 2016, Mr. Kolchakian says that attending MJC was the best thing he ever did. Diana (then Keyser) and he met in class, and later on met Dr. George and Sally Spears, with whom this scholarship is in name of. “Dr. & Mrs. Spears were very generous and sincerely wanted to help young people. Dr. Spears had a passion for helping students who had the desire to learn from his wisdom. Diana and I were like “family” and we named our son in their honor (Griffin Spears Kolchakian).” Dr. Spears was the Dean of English, and was the chair of the Philosophy department at Manatee Junior College. He passed away in February of 1992. Maury and Diana Kolchakian want to emulate Dr. Spears’s inspiration and encouragement to students today by awarding scholarships to deserving students. Apply today.

To Be Eligible the student must: *Be enrolled at SCF full time (12+ hours for non health and 10+ hours for student accepted in Health Science program). at the time the award is made. *Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0. *Complete the FASFA form and indicated financial need. *Pursue a AA or BA degree. *Be considered a Florida resident for tuition purposes. *Be enrolled in extra curricular activities on or off campus. *Provide 2 letters of recommendation with their application. *Student must attend the Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, November 18, 2020; 11:30-01:30; Michael’s on East, Sarasota.
*Write a thank you letter to the donor.

1 - $1,500 award per year
Supplemental Questions
  1. You will need to submit 2 letters of reference from people whom are not relatives. Please ask the individual BEFORE you list them as a reference then enter their names and emails below. The system will automatically send the reference forms to the individual.
    • Letter of Reference #1
    • Letter of Reference #2
  2. Please upload your first letter of reference in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.
  3. Please upload your second letter of reference in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.