Ruth and Carl Kelly Public Service Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. John and Judy Straayer in honor of his sister, Ruth Kelly and her husband Carl. John’s role as a Professor of Political Science and Ruth’s as an educator and City Commissioner inspired a commitment to further the education of citizens, including New Americans, who will serve the public through enlightened decision- making based in solid and continuing education. Preference will be given to those students who have exceptional need, who are not otherwise eligible for federal money as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Scholarships may be awarded to other deserving GRCC students majoring in any program.