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WCC Introduces New Scholarship

February 14, 2019

Wayne Community College is introducing a new renewable scholarship.

The Foundation of Wayne Community College has established a “Bison Benefit Scholarship” for Wayne County high school graduates who participated in WCC’s Career and College Promise (CCP) program.

CCP allows qualified students to take college courses tuition free while still enrolled in high school.

“The Bison Benefit is a new opportunity for students and a way to help our community with education costs,” said Foundation Executive Director Adrienne Northington.

“A lot of college students mount a lot of education debt. They don’t need to when community college provides so much more bang for the buck and there are so many options for financial assistance,” Northington said.

The scholarship covers in-state tuition and fees not paid by financial aid or other scholarships.

Eligible applicants can have attended public or private schools or been home schooled. They must have at least a 2.8 unweighted high school grade point average and have completed at least six CCP credits at WCC.

Recipients must enroll at WCC as full-time college-credit students in the semester after they graduate from high school (excluding summer semester).

The scholarship is available for four semesters as long as the student completes 12 credit hours each semester and maintains a minimum 2.8 grade point average. Recipients must re-apply at the end of each semester to renew the scholarship for the next one.

Only high school seniors can apply. They can access applications at www.waynecc.edu/foundation and must return them by the last Friday in March.

For more information, contact the Foundation at (919) 739-7022 or wcc-foundation@waynecc.edu.

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 12,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 70 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.

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