Twin County Community Foundation Scholarship Program

  

Twin County Community Foundation Logo - Serving Carroll County, Grayson County and the City of Galax

 

Twin County Community Foundation Community College Tuition Assistance Program
at
Wytheville Community College

 

Letter to current 2023 Twin County area High School Seniors

2023 Twin County High Schools Graduates Checklist

 

Volunteering

 

Approved Non-Profit Volunteer Agency List

Instructions for Volunteer Services

Submit an online “Volunteer Waiver of Responsibility” form

 

 

The scholarship program will pay 100% of tuition and fees not covered by Federal or State Aid or other major tuition scholarships/grants for 5 out of 6 consecutive semesters after high school graduation.

 

2021 High School Graduates Eligibility Dates

Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023

 

2022 High School Graduates Eligibility Dates

Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024

 

2023 High School Graduates Eligibility Dates

Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Spring 2025

 

Please note – some courses are part of the IncludED program. You will be automatically billed for course materials upon registration of certain courses that are NOT covered by the Twin County Community Foundation Scholarship. You must pay those fees through your student account.

Scholarship recipients must have been a resident of the Twin County Region (Carroll County, Grayson County, or Galax City) for the last two years and have completed their last two years of high school at and have graduated from either:

  • Carroll County High School
  • Galax High School
  • Grayson County High School
  • Private schools in the Twin Counties
  • Homeschool or GED 

 

To Qualify:

  • You must have attended a public or private high school, in Galax, Grayson or Carroll County, during your junior and senior years
  • Homeschooled students are also eligible, provided they meet WCC entrance requirements and satisfy all of the other eligibility requirements
  • Students who complete a GED by the graduation date of their original graduating class are eligible for the program, provided they satisfy the other eligibility requirements
  • Must have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average in high school
  • You must provide proof of residence in Galax, Grayson or Carroll County for at least the two years prior to graduation
  • You must have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

To Apply:

  • Complete an Application for Admission to WCC
  • Provide an official high school transcript by June 15, 2023.  Please have your high school guidance counselor send it after graduation
  • Complete a 2023-24 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and have a completed financial aid file. The 2023-2024 FAFSA will open October 1, 2022.
  • If you are attending summer 2023, please complete a 2021-2022 FAFSA
  • Complete the WCC Scholarship Application, Fall 2023 application opens December 1, 2022.
  • Apply for any other available scholarships or grants, including those offered through the Wytheville Community College Foundation Office
  • Enroll in a curriculum

 

Important Information:

  • The Twin County Community Foundation Community College Assistance Program will pay for all tuition and fees not covered by Federal or State Financial Aid or other major tuition scholarships.  
  • Books and supplies are not covered by the Twin County Community Foundation Community Assistance Program.
  • You are not automatically enrolled or accepted in the Twin County Community Foundation Community College Assistance Program when you apply for admission to the college or apply for financial aid.
  • You must apply for the Twin County Community Foundation Community College Assistance Program separately through the WCC Foundation Office (Smyth Hall 146), or via the WCC Scholarship website.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that all required paperwork for the Twin County Community Foundation Community College Assistance Program is turned in or mailed to the WCC Foundation Office.  It is not the responsibility of your high school, guidance counselor, or career coach.

 

To remain in the Program, you must:

  • Complete 10 hours of volunteer service with an approved agency during each semester enrolled.
  • Achieve a 2.0 grade point average and complete 67% of all attempted classes, by the end of the second semester, to continue receiving the scholarship for the second year

*Scholarships will be renewable contingent upon recipients meeting award criteria and upon the availability of funding from the Twin County Community Foundation.

 

Scholarship Contact:

Amanda Pauley, Scholarship Program Manager
apauley@wcc.vccs.edu
Smyth Hall, room 146
276-223-4719