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Apply for Scholarship Opportunities and FAQs



Q: What do I need to do BEFORE applying for Foundation of WCC scholarships?

Before applying, scholarship applicants must:

Q: When can I apply for Foundation of WCC scholarships?

March 1 – March 31 for Bison Benefit Applicants

March 1 – May 31 for high school seniors who do not qualify or did not make the deadline for the Bison Benefit Scholarship. If you would like to be notified of your award status before high school graduation you must apply by April 30.

April 1-May 31 for all other applicants.

Q: What is the Bison Benefit Scholarship?

Four semesters of free tuition benefiting Career and College Promise Students who attend Wayne Community College upon graduating from high school


  • Graduate from high school – public, private, charter, or homeschool with a GPA of 2.8+
  • Complete 6 CCP credits at WCC while enrolled in high school
  • Enroll as a full-time student the following fall semester after high school graduation

*Covers in-state tuition and fees not covered by financial aid or other scholarships


  • Complete at least 12 credit hours each semester
  • Maintain a college GPA of 2.8+
  • No break in attendance between semesters (does not include summer)
  • Complete the FAFSA by June 1st each year
  • Attend the Bison Benefit Information Session held in the fall of each year. Details will be emailed.

*WCC reserves the right to limit the number of awards. Apply early!

Q: When will I be notified of my application status?

If you are a high school senior and apply prior to April 30 you will be notified before graduation.

If you are not a high school senior OR you apply after April 30 you will be notified by the end of July.

Q: What kind of scholarships are available?

Currently, all scholarships offered through our web-based application are for curriculum (college credit) courses, only. Any student interested in scholarships for Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) classes should speak to a WCE advisor.

Q: How do I apply for a specific scholarship?

There are no specific scholarship applications.

All students must apply by filling out the same application. Depending on the information provided, you will be matched to a specific scholarship.

The Foundation of WCC strives to match each student with the best scholarship opportunities available based on the information shared in the student’s application.

Q: What expenses are covered by a Foundation Scholarship?

Scholarship funds are awarded for tuition. Any type of financial assistance you receive from WCC will be deducted from your initial balance. You are responsible for paying any remaining charges.

For all additional questions, please contact or visit the Foundation Office.





Emily Byrd

Executive Director of the Foundation of WCC


(919) 739-7022


Wendy Potter

Foundation Scholarship & Accounting Coordinator