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Bison Benefit Scholarship Application Period Opens Soon

February 06, 2024

WCC’s dual-enrolled high school seniors will soon be able to apply for the Foundation of WCC’s Bison Benefit scholarship.

The Bison Benefit scholarship offers four semesters of free tuition at WCC to high school graduates with at least six credits in Career and College Promise, WCC’s high school dual enrollment program.

To be eligible for the Bison Benefit scholarship, students must earn a C or better in their Career and College Promise classes and enroll full time at WCC the following fall semester after high school graduation. They must also maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.8 at WCC.

The application period for the Bison Benefit scholarship is March 1–31. Applicants must first apply to WCC and submit a completed FAFSA form.

Emily Byrd, executive director of the Foundation of WCC, said that providing scholarships and helping educate the community is the Foundation of WCC’s main mission. “Getting students here and educated, as well as breaking down barriers between them and their education, is why we’re here,” she said.

The number of Bison Benefit scholarships awarded has increased this academic year, according to WCC Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Services Katrina Lee. “Coming to a community college and eliminating the need to go into debt those first two years of a four-year degree, and then having this opportunity on top of that, is an advantage,” said Lee.

Learn more about applying for the Bison Benefit and other scholarships offered by the Foundation of WCC on their webpage.

About Wayne Community College
Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves around 10,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 240 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.