The scholarship program will provide pay 50% of tuition and fees not covered by Federal or State Aid or other major tuition scholarships for 5 out of 6 consecutive semesters after graduation (Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022) for General Education, College Transfer Programs, and Career and Technical Education programs at WCC.
Scholarship recipients must have been a resident of the Twin County Region (Carrol 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
- 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), and your “Expected Family Contribution to Education” (EFC) on your FAFSA must be below $20,000.
- Complete an Application for Admission to WCC
- Provide an official high school transcript by June 15, 2020. Please have your high school guidance counselor send it after graduation
- Complete a 2020-21 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and have a completed financial aid file
- Complete the WCC Scholarship Application
- Apply for any other available scholarships or grants, including those offered through the Wytheville Community College Foundation Office
- Enroll in one of the five approved programs
- For Summer Semester 2020 only, complete a 2019-20 FAFSA
- 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
*Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, students will not be required to complete the previously publicized requirement of volunteer service hours for Fall Semester 2020.
If you have questions, please contact Daniel Havel at the WCC Foundation Office located in Smyth Hall.
(276) 223-4719 / email@example.com
*Scholarships will be renewable contingent upon recipients meeting award criteria and upon the availability of funding from the Twin County Community Foundation.