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GPJC Scholarship In Memory of Peter Coroneos

The GPJC Scholarship In Memory of Peter Coroneos, ‘96 was established in 2020 by the family of George and MaryAnn Coroneos as a way to celebrate Peter’s life and his dynamic personality.  This scholarship honors the character of Peter Coroneos by recognizing those who share similar character traits.

GEORGE PETER JAMES CORONEOS, was a 1996 East Grand Rapids High School graduate as well as a 2000 graduate from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he double majored in Economics and Finance, and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Peter passed away on August 7, 2020, He had an unmatched impervious zest for life and an unwavering positivity that encased him and everyone around him. He stood for many things and loved all things. Peter's principles and integrity represented an old-world style of worth and continuity. His business acumen stemmed from his relatability, reliability, and credibility and his authenticity.

The GPJC Scholarship is given annually to one graduating senior in the East Grand Rapids Public Schools District to be used for post-secondary educational opportunities.  Nominations will be accepted from EGRPS staff, students, or parents.  The deadline for submission is March 1.  The recipient(s) will be recognized at the EGRPS Senior Honors Assembly in May each year.

This scholarship is inclusive in all aspects and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religion.

The GPJC Scholarship – Peter Coroneos, ‘96 will be awarded annually to one or more graduating seniors who exhibit many of the following qualities or attributes:

  • Dynamic in all aspects
  • Cares deeply about others and has a wide and varied network of friendships
  •  Kind and accepting of all students and adults
  • High moral character
  • Involved in extra-curricular activities

The amount of the scholarship generally will be up to $1,000 or the amount available based on the “fund availability amount” procedure followed by the Foundation.  If the available amount exceeds $1,000, the award will follow suit and may be awarded to one or divided up amongst multiple recipients.  In addition, the Coroneos Family may allocate funds beyond $1,000 to other areas of need in the EGR Public Schools if they choose to do so.