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Scholarships

Numerous scholarships are available, whether you’re a high school student making plans to attend the College or you’re a current WCC student.

Some scholarships require financial need, some are based on merit, and some combine both criteria. There also are special scholarships for students with disabilities.  Review this PowerPoint for tips on writing your essay.

Scholarships for High School Students

  • WCC offers two types of scholarships that are only available to seniors at public high schools in Washtenaw County. Both pay full tuition for two consecutive semesters (fall and winter) and provide $300 for books each semester. Applicants for the President’s Honor Scholarship must have at least a 3.2 grade point average. Students applying for the Procassini Honor Scholarship must have strong scholastic achievement and/or outstanding accomplishments in high school. The application deadline is March 15 each year. Find out more »
  • Each year WCC offers 50 scholarships worth $3,000 each to seniors of any high school in the world. The High School Excellence Scholarship rewards excellence in any area. Recipients must take at least 12 credit hours at WCC each semester. The application deadline is Aug. 1 each year. Find out more.

Scholarships for High School and WCC Students

  • Current WCC students or high school seniors are eligible to apply for WCC Foundation Scholarships. The Foundation makes awards based on a combination of merit and financial need. Applicants must have at least a 2.0 grade point average and meet other requirements. The application deadlines each year are June 10 for Fall Semester, Oct. 10 for Winter Semester, and Feb. 10 for Spring/Summer Semester. Find out more »
  • The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor’s "Service Above Self" Scholarship is available to WCC students who are current or past graduates of any Ann Arbor high school. The scholarship covers fall and winter semesters, and pays up to $1,250 in tuition each semester. A maximum of eight scholarships are available each year, and the application deadline is June 10. Find out more ».
  • The Morse B. Barker Memorial Scholarship is available to high school seniors or current WCC students. Scholarships of $1,200 ($600 for both Fall and Winter semesters) are awarded to over 25 WCC students annually. Applicants must have financial need, be permanent residents of Washtenaw County, and have at least a 2.0 GPA, among other requirements. The application deadline each year is April 1. Find out more »
  • Incoming and existing WCC students can apply for scholarships from the Student Resource and Women’s Center that help pay for tuition, books, and bus tokens. Despite the center’s name, both male and female students are eligible. Scholarships are typically awarded to students from low-income families. The application deadlines each year are July 28 for Fall Semester, Nov. 28 for Winter Semester, and April 15 for Spring/Summer Semester. Find out more. »
  • Students who are registered for WCC classes and have financial need can apply for scholarships that help pay for child care. Scholarships are available for care at WCC’s Children’s Center or at licensed off-campus child care centers. The application deadlines each year are July 28 for Fall Semester, Nov. 28 for Winter Semester, and April 15 for Spring/Summer Semester. Find out more »

Scholarships for Current WCC Students

Current WCC students can apply for Divisional Scholarships that pay full tuition for fall and winter semesters and provide up to $300 for books each semester. Applicants must have completed 30 credit hours (20 hours for vocational technologies students), have at least a 3.3 grade point average, and live in Washtenaw County. The application deadline is May 10 each year. Find out more »

Scholarships for Students With Disabilities

  • The Burt Black Memorial Fund Scholarship is available to high school seniors and current WCC students who have physical and/or learning disabilities. The award is $500 for an academic year. Applicants who have both a physical and a learning disability get priority for the scholarship. The application deadlines each year are June 10 for Fall Semester, Oct. 10 for Winter Semester, and Feb. 10 for Spring/Summer Semester. Find out more »
  • The Learning Disabilities Association Scholarship has a maximum value of $500. It’s available to students with documented disabilities who will attend or are attending WCC, with preference given to high school seniors who expect to graduate at the end of the current year. Applicants must live in the Washtenaw County school district and have a minimum grade point average of 2.0. The deadline each year is June 30. Find out more »

Michigan Competitive Scholarship

This program is available to undergraduate students who are pursuing their first degree or certificate. Students must demonstrate both financial need and merit and eligible applicants must achieve a qualifying ACT score prior to entering college. For more information, please check out the State of Michigan’s website.

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