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Scholarships

Many students from all walks of life can qualify for a WCC scholarship. Some scholarships require financial need, some are based on merit, and some combine both criteria. There also are special scholarships for students with disabilities.

Fall/Winter Academic Year Scholarship

Apply by March 15:

High School Scholarships
(Applications accepted until August 1 for one of these scholarships)

  • Scholarships both for incoming students from Washtenaw County and for students from any high school in the world
  • Scholarship awards range from $1,500 per semester to full tuition plus bookstore credit
  • Over 120 scholarships typically awarded each year
  • To apply: first complete the WCC admission application. Next, submit a personal statement with the scholarship application, letter(s) of recommendation, and an official copy of your latest transcript
  • Find out more »

Apply by May 10:

Divisional Scholarships

  • For current students
  • Pays full tuition plus $300 bookstore credit each semester for both Fall and Winter
  • Over 20 scholarships typically awarded each year
  • To apply: submit a personal essay with the application and two letters of recommendation
  • Find out more »

Apply by June 30:

Learning Disabilities Association Scholarship

  • For incoming or current students with documented disabilities
  • $500 awarded each year, which may be given to one student or divided among several recipients
  • To apply: submit a personal statement with the application, two letters of recommendation, and official documentation of your disability
  • Find out more »

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED EACH SEMESTER
Apply for these the semester before you hope to receive aid!

Apply by June 10 for Fall, by October 10 for Winter, and by February 10 for Spring/Summer:

WCC Foundation Scholarships

  • For incoming or current students
  • Pays up to $800 per semester
  • Over 1,000 scholarships typically awarded each year
  • To apply: submit a personal statement with the application, a letter of recommendation, and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Find out more »

Apply by July 30 for Fall, by November 30 for Winter, and by April 15 for Spring/Summer:

Student Resource and Women’s Center Scholarships

  • For incoming or current students, both male and female. Scholarships typically awarded to eligible students from low-income families.
  • Over 400 scholarships usually awarded each year
  • To apply: complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and make an appointment to talk with a case manager
  • Find out more. »   

WCC Children’s Center Scholarships

  • For students registered for classes who need help paying for both on-campus and off-campus child care
  • Nearly 200 scholarships typically awarded each year
  • To apply: complete the application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), then make an appointment to talk with a case manager
  • Find out more »

NUMEROUS OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!
Local organizations offer scholarships specifically for WCC students who meet one of the following criteria:

  • have a documented disability
  • have spent time serving their community
  • graduated at any time from any Ann Arbor High School
  • are pursuing their first degree or certificate

Click here for a complete list.

Check Your Aid

To check the status of your financial aid, log into MyWCC, click on Financial Aid, and then click on Check Your Financial Aid Status.

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