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2095 - Policy on WCC Scholarships

The general purpose of student scholarships is to enhance and assure the accessibility of Washtenaw Community College to all constituents within the Washtenaw Community College district. These scholarships will not reduce or replace existing student financial aid programs funded by other sources. The funding of the scholarships will be a partnership between the college and the Washtenaw Community College Foundation. The level of college funding will be determined through the annual general fund budgeting process.

The significant outcomes of this policy are: (1) to provide scholarship funds for students and potential students who meet specific criteria, (2) to increase enrollment, and (3) to encourage specific constituents to choose Washtenaw Community College as their college of choice.

President's Honor Scholarship

The purpose of the President’s Honor Scholarship is to promote the image of Washtenaw Community College as an excellent educational facility with quality educational resources and to encourage the enrollment of outstanding high school graduates. The recipients of this scholarship are graduates from Washtenaw County high schools who have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale. President’s Honor scholarships cover tuition for all courses taken at Washtenaw Community College for one year. This scholarship is renewable if a 3.0 GPA is maintained and 24 credit hours are completed in an academic year.

Departmental Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage student enrollment in specific academic departments at Washtenaw Community College. Focus will be on the adult students currently seeking to be retrained to enhance his/her marketability in the workplace. Candidates for the award must live in-district. New students, as well as continuing students, will be eligible for the award. This scholarship will pay for tuition and books for two consecutive semesters in one academic year. The award is non-renewable.

Community Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to Washtenaw Community College students who have made significant contributions to the local community while maintaining a 3.0 grade point average. The scholarship is for tuition and books for two consecutive semesters in one academic year. The award is non-renewable.

Anthony J. Procassini Honor Scholarship

Each high school in Washtenaw County will receive one scholarship to be awarded for one year to an outstanding graduate who exhibits leadership qualities and scholastic achievement. The scholarship is for tuition and books for two consecutive semesters in one academic year. The award is renewable if a 2.3 GPA is maintained and 24 credit hours are completed in an academic year.

Scholarships Funded by the WCC Foundation

The Washtenaw Community College Foundation provides funds for WCC scholarships. These scholarships are based on need and grades and are awarded for two semesters. A staff selection committee determines the students to whom scholarships funded by the WCC Foundation are to be given. The WCC Foundation recognizes donors through special events and other means.

Approved: May 28, 1996
Administrative Review: May 2002
Revised:January 24, 2012
(2095)

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