Chancellor Frank Gornick started the President’s Scholars Program soon after he arrived at West Hills College as Superintendent/President in 1994. Since then, more than 800 top-performing high school graduates from our region have had the opportunity to attend their first two years of college tuition-free and with much needed help for expensive textbooks.
While the average tenure of a California community chancellors and superintendent/presidents is about 5 years, Chancellor Gornick, a former West Hills College student himself, has served at the helm of the district for over 23 years. Through his personal commitment and tenacity, the President’s Scholars Program has grown stronger over those years. In the early days, 15-25 students per year would access the scholarship, which requires a 3.5 or higher high school GPA. Over the past two decades, that number has grown: more than 130 students have received the scholarship during each of the last two years.
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