Apply for Scholarship Opportunities and FAQs


FAQs

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

Before applying, scholarship applicants must:

  • Apply and be accepted to Wayne Community College
  • Receive student email and student ID number
  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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

Anyone can apply March 1 – April 30 for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters

Q: Can I apply for a summer scholarship?

Summer scholarships are designated for specific programs. If you are enrolled in one of these  programs,  you will be asked additional questions when completing your fall and spring application to determine if you qualify for a summer 2021 scholarship.

Q: Where do I apply for Foundation of WCC scholarships?

Our online application software is cloud-based so that WCC students can apply from anywhere they have internet access.

Apply Here

Q: When creating an account on waynecc.academicworks.com, what email address should I use?

All students should use their WCC student email address.

Example: janedoe1234@student.waynecc.edu

Q: Why do I have to use my WCC student email to sign in?

This is to ensure that your student information at the college will be matched to your scholarship application. It is not only required, but to your advantage to use your student email address so that you can be matched to the best scholarship opportunities.

Q: What password should I use?

Your password must contain 12 characters and include 1 uppercase letter, 1 lowercase letter, 1 digit, and 1 special character.

Please note: The password cannot be a word or variation of a word that can be found in the dictionary and easily guessed (ie. P@ssword2356). Suggestions for creating your password are 1. total randomization (i.e. #ghwlpO206a%), or 2. elongated phrases (i.e. H@@v3An11ced@@y for “have a nice day”).

Q: What kind of scholarships are available?

Currently all scholarships offered through our waynecc.academicworks.com site are for curriculum courses, only. Any student interested in assistance/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 general application. Depending on the information provided, a student may be prompted to answer further questions to apply for more specific opportunities that may match the student 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 profile.

Q: Can I save my application mid-process?

You can save your application at any time by clicking *Save and Keep Editing* at the bottom of the form.

Once completed, you can submit your application by clicking *Finish and Continue*.

Q: Can I update my information after submitting my application?

Any information in the student profile/application can be updated/changed as long as the application period is still open. Once the application period is closed, all information is final.

Q: How do I get a reference letter for my application?

Within the general application, please provide the name and email address of a person (not a relative) who can serve as a reference for you.

*If you are a current WCC student, reference must be from a current WCC instructor.

*If you are a High School applicant, reference must be from a High School Teacher.

*If you are a Nursing student, reference must be from a Nursing faculty member.

*If you are just starting your WCC educational journey, examples of acceptable references are employer, counselor, coach, mentor, spiritual leader, or past instructor from another college.

An email will be sent to your reference with instructions on how to sign in and submit the letter of recommendation. Please make sure to type the email address correctly for prompt/successful delivery.

Please note: It is your responsibility to check back before the application period closes to ensure that your reference has submitted the requested information. Only the letter of the most current reference listed will be matched to your application.

Q: How do I know if my reference has submitted their letter of recommendation?

Within the student profile on waynecc.academicworks.com, there will be a table along the top that shows the activity of the student’s application including the current status of the reference submission. If a reference letter has been submitted, the notification will update immediately.

Q: Can I change my reference?

Any reference in the general application can be updated/changed as long as the application period is still open. Simply add a new reference to the general application.  An email will be sent out to the new reference and you will be notified in your student profile on waynecc.academicworks.com when the letter has been submitted. Only the letter of the most current reference listed will be matched to your application.

Q: What expenses are covered by a Foundation Scholarship?

Scholarship funds are awarded for tuition only, unless otherwise specified. Award amounts vary.  It is the responsibility of the student to pay any remaining balance on their account after the scholarship award is deducted from the initial balance.

Q: What if I receive Financial Aid?

If you receive financial aid funds that cover your tuition the scholarship award may not be used for other expenses, unless otherwise specified.

For any and all additional questions, please contact or visit the Foundation Office:

 

Contacts


Adrienne Northington

Executive Director of the Foundation of WCC

Foundation

919-739-7007

awnorthington@waynecc.edu

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Emily Byrd

Donor Relations/Communications Coordinator

Foundation

919 739-7022

esbyrd@waynecc.edu

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Diane Belmont

Resource Development & Data Management Coordinator

Foundation

919 739-7006

mdbelmont@waynecc.edu

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