Thanks to the Twin County Community Foundation, upcoming graduates from Carroll County High School, Galax High School, and Grayson County High School who enroll in five health programs at Wytheville Community College (WCC) may be eligible for full tuition scholarships for Fall Semester 2019.
“We are very excited about this new scholarship program,” said Dr. Dean E. Sprinkle, WCC President. “We appreciate the investment that the Twin County Community Foundation is making in the community by providing upcoming high school graduates with the opportunity to earn their college degrees debt free.”
The new scholarship program is available to qualified students who enroll in WCC’s Nursing, Practical Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Medical Laboratory Technology programs. The scholarships are “last dollar,” meaning that they will cover all tuition and fees not covered by other types of financial aid. The scholarship program does not cover the cost of textbooks or other educational expenses.
To be eligible, students must be 2019 high school graduates and must have resided in Carroll or Grayson counties or the City of Galax for at least the last two years. They must also have maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average in high school and be admitted to one of the five identified programs at WCC.
WCC’s Career Coaches—Heather Cole at Galax High School and Grayson County High School, and Linda Amburn at Carroll County High School—along with high school guidance counselors have been working with students to make them aware of the new scholarship program and to assist students with the application process.
Interested students should apply to WCC and also complete the selective admission process that includes taking required placement tests and TEAS testing by February 15. Information about the selective admissions process can be found at www.wcc.vccs.edu/health-professions. Additionally, students need to complete a scholarship application form that will be available online at www.wcc.vccs.edu/scholarships, beginning March 1.
For more information about the Twin County Community Foundation Scholarship Program, contact Dan Havel, Scholarship Program Manager, at 276-223-4719 or firstname.lastname@example.org.