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WC scholarship application opens for 2018-19

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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Weatherford College has opened its online scholarship application system for 2018-19 academic year scholarships provided by the WC Foundation.

To start the application process, students should visit wc.edu/scholarships and use their existing “MyWC” login credentials to enter the system. Students must have completed the overall WC application to apply for scholarships.

After implementing a new online application system last year, WC’s Scholarship Committee received more complete applications, said Director of Financial Aid Donnie Purvis. The online system streamlined the process for the selection committee and students alike.

“Students were able to upload their ‘thank you’ letters and other information very quickly,” he said. “The turnaround time for the committee to score them was much quicker. Students were notified about their awards much sooner than in previous years.”

The deadline to apply is March 24. The scholarships will begin in the fall 2018 semester, and many awards will renew for spring 2019, pending fall GPAs.

The WC Foundation gives more than $240,000 in scholarships per academic year from more than 100 permanently-endowed funds and many other non-endowed scholarships. More than 500 applications were submitted last year.

The typical scholarship is $1,000 per semester. Each scholarship fund has its own set of criteria, established by the donor. Students complete the online application once and the Financial Aid Office and multiple selection committees work to match students with applicable scholarships.

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