First Scholars Incentives

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To redeem your points for participating in First Scholar supported events and activities fill out a request on First Scholars OrgSync page. This form allows you to turn in your points for awards. Parking passes, Raider Bucks, movie passes and bus passes can be picked up the next business day in the Student Center, room 347. Please allow up to 72 hours for processing and wait for a notification that your prize is available for pickup.

First Scholar Point System

(150 point max per semester)

Academic Success Activities Planning Activities Group Advising/Workshop Student Organizations Event Participation
50 point max 50 point max 30 point max 20 point max 1 point each. 15 point max


 (4 points per day)

 Education Plan

 (25 points)

 (5 points each)

 Joining an organization  and OrgSync

 (5 points)

 Diversity Lecture Series


 (3 points per day)

 Career Counseling

 (25 points)

 Blackboard Modules

 (5 points each)

 Leadership Position

 (10 points)

 First Scholar events


 (2 points per day)

 Appointments  September/February

 (20 points)


 Participation in  events/meetings

 (1 point per event)

 Volunteering and/or Academic    Service Learning


 (1 point per day)


 Buddy System-  Selfie Monday

 (5 points)

 Department based events


Tutoring and instructor  office hours.


       Sporting events

Point explanations:

  • Office Hours limits.
    • Awarded points limited to only two visits per instructor per month.
  • Meeting with advisor.
    • Points for one visit per semester.
  • Buddy system-selfie Monday.
    • The first Monday of the month.
  • Day of service.
    • Worth 5 points.


Point Redemption

Incentives Points
Parking Pass 10
Bus Pass‐10 ride 25
50% off Bus Pass‐31 day 50
25% off Semester bus pass 50
50% off Semester bus pass 100
75% off Semester bus pass 150
Movie Pass 50
$10 Gas Gift Card 50
$10 Grocery Gift Card 50
$10 GRCC Bookstore Gift Card 50
One Raider Buck 5
Extra entry into raffle 75


Semester and Annual Prize Raffles

Number of Awards Award Amount Points Required
5 $500 125
6 $250 100
10 $100 75