Faculty/Staff Circle of Excellence Awards: These prestigious awards (and the criteria for awarding) were voted on by the Faculty and Staff group back in 1995 - and remain the College's top annual funding priority to this day. You can further designate your pledge to traditional students or GEO students.
For traditional students, the criteria is as follows: Must be a full-time student, with a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher, and must demonstrate evidence of financial need. Awards are administered by the Office of Financial Aid. The importance of these awards to our students is illustrated with the testimonial below:
For GEO students: In 2004 the option to designate a Faculty/Staff Circle of Excellence Award pledge to GEO students was added to our campaign. Awards are administered by the Office of Financial Aid with input from the Directors of GEO. Here is an example of what this award meant to a Brainerd GEO student this year: