The Wythe-Bland Foundation Scholarship provides full tuition and fees for all qualified residents who graduate from Wythe and Bland County High Schools. The program began in 2007. The scholarship covers 5 of 6 consecutive semesters after graduation. For example, students graduating in 2020 are eligible to receive the scholarship for 5 out of the following 6 semesters: Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022.
For qualified graduates, the Wythe-Bland Foundation Scholarship Program will pay for tuition and fees not covered by federal or state financial aid or other scholarships.
The scholarship is available to students who meet the following criteria:
- Must have attended a public or private high school in Wythe or Bland County for at least their junior and senior years
- Home-schooled students who meet WCC entrance requirements are eligible provided they satisfy 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 provide proof of residence in Wythe or Bland County for at least the two years prior to graduation (tax receipts, etc.)
- Must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
- Complete an Application for Admission to Wytheville Community College
- Provide an official high school transcript
- Complete a 2020-2021 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and have a completed financial aid file and have received an award letter from Financial Aid.
- Apply for scholarships or grants offered through Wytheville Community College
- Enroll in a degree/diploma/certificate or approved non-credit Workforce Development short-term training program.
Volunteer Service Information/Forms
To remain in the program, students must:
- Complete 40 hours (20 hours during the first semester enrolled and 20 hours during the second semester) of volunteer service with an approved agency by the end of the first year of receiving an award from the program.
- Achieve a 2.0 grade point average by the end of the first year and complete 67% of all classes to continue receiving the grant for the second year.