WCC News: Scholarships

Agnes & Stephen Reading with Reading Scholars

Agnes and Stephen Reading gift additional $1 million, now funding 20 full-ride nursing scholarships

Fran LeFort - January 09, 2024

Agnes and Stephen Reading have endowed an additional $1 million to double the size of the Reading Nursing Scholarship program for Washtenaw Community College students.

View Post :   Agnes and Stephen Reading gift additional $1 million, now funding 20 full-ride nursing scholarships

tags: Reading Scholars, Donation, WCC Foundation, Scholarships, Nursing

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Honors scholarships attract top high school graduates to WCC

WCC Public Relations - December 07, 2023

Skyline High School graduate Mustafa Alhefady has tinkered around with cars since seventh grade. What started as a hobby with his dad has turned into a promising career path. After researching top automotive technician programs, he decided to pursue his education at WCC and enrolled this Fall.

View Post :   Honors scholarships attract top high school graduates to WCC

tags: Student Success, Scholarships, Launch winter 2024, Automotive Services, Launch

WCC students walking

Yes, you can afford college!

WCC Public Relations - December 05, 2023

Fear of debt and the ability to afford college continue to be major concerns for students, their parents and adult learners seeking to expand their education to support their career goals. But at Washtenaw Community College financial aid awards are on the rise, allowing students to chase their dreams and avoid the college debt trap.

View Post :   Yes, you can afford college!

tags: Michigan Reconnect, Scholarships, Fall 2023, Michigan Achievement, Launch, Student Success

Reconnect at WCC

Michigan Reconnect Scholarship lowers minimum age requirement from 25 to 21 for a limited time

WCC Public Relations - October 03, 2023

The State of Michigan’s Reconnect program is expanding its reach to help more students pursue their dreams through a college education.

View Post :   Michigan Reconnect Scholarship lowers minimum age requirement from 25 to 21 for a limited time

tags: Scholarships, Affordability, Michigan Reconnect

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WCC Foundation hosts Gala 2023 to support Student Emergency Fund

Kayla Gahagan - September 20, 2023

The Washtenaw Community College Foundation will host Gala 2023 to support the college’s Student Emergency Fund and other programs. This year’s presenting sponsor is Toyota.

View Post :   WCC Foundation hosts Gala 2023 to support Student Emergency Fund

tags: Foundation, Student Emergency Fund, Scholarships, Gala

WCC&YOU

Learn more about Washtenaw Community College at WCC & You event

WCC Public Relations - April 13, 2023

Prospective students and community members are invited to explore the Washtenaw Community College (WCC) campus and academic programs Saturday, April 15. The college’s WCC & You event is designed to give an inside look at all the college has to offer.

View Post :   Learn more about Washtenaw Community College at WCC & You event

tags: WCC & You, register, Scholarships, Academic Pathways, student life, enroll, campus life

Ken Wilson and Julia Huttar-Bailey

Donation will support WCC single mom students

Rich Rezler - March 29, 2023

A recent $20,000 donation by Ken Wilson to the WCC Foundation created the Nancy C. Wilson Single Mom’s Relief Fund, an endowment that will provide at least one annual scholarship to a qualified WCC student in perpetuity, along with directing additional money into the college's Student Emergency Fund.

View Post :   Donation will support WCC single mom students

tags: On The Record, March 2023, Scholarships, Donation, WCC Foundation, Student Success, Student Emergency Fund

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Winter classes at WCC begin January 9

WCC Public Relations - December 23, 2022

Winter classes at Washtenaw Community College will begin January 9, with flexible scheduling options and more than 135 programs to prepare students for rewarding careers that meet local workforce needs or transfer to a university to earn a bachelor’s degree.

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tags: Scholarships, On The Record, December 2022, enroll, Winter 2023, Registration

Kiwanis donation

Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor ups annual donation to nearly $90K

Rich Rezler - September 15, 2022

The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor raised nearly $90,000 to put toward Kiwanis Scholarships at Washtenaw Community College.

View Post :   Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor ups annual donation to nearly $90K

tags: Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, Scholarships, WCC Foundation

7 Reasons to Choose WCC

7 smart reasons to choose WCC

WCC Communications - April 19, 2022

Affordability. Transferability. Flexibility. And more.

View Post :   7 smart reasons to choose WCC

tags: Career, Affordability, Student Activities, Scholarships, Launch Summer 2022, Transfer

Agnes and Stephen Reading

$1 million gift from Agnes and Stephen Reading creates 10 annual nursing scholarships

Fran LeFort - December 16, 2021

A $1 million gift to the Washtenaw Community College Foundation by Agnes and Stephen Reading will fund 10 annual full-ride scholarships for WCC nursing students. The Ann Arbor philanthropists are longtime supporters of WCC.

View Post :   $1 million gift from Agnes and Stephen Reading creates 10 annual nursing scholarships

tags: Reading Scholars, On The Record, January 2022, WCC Foundation, Nursing, Donation, Scholarships

Scholarship semifinalists

3 WCC students are semifinalists for Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Rich Rezler - March 10, 2021

Umang Bhojani, Jesse Bishop and Abdul Kizito are on the 2021 semifinalist list, selected from a pool of more than 1,500 applicants attending 398 community colleges.

View Post :   3 WCC students are semifinalists for Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

tags: Transfer, ousearch_News_2021, Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholarships, Student Success, On The Record, STEM Scholars Program, April 2021

Kiwanis donation

Kiwanis Club support gives WCC student recipient 'fresh energy'

Anita LeBlanc - March 01, 2021

The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Scholarship Program results in the largest annual gift the WCC Foundation receives.

View Post :   Kiwanis Club support gives WCC student recipient 'fresh energy'

tags: Scholarships, On The Record, Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, WCC Foundation, ousearch_News_2021, Student Emergency Fund, February 2021, Donation

Kristy King

From sales to sidelines: Kristy King's career change begins at WCC

Rich Rezler - January 30, 2021

Kristy King had a successful career in sales before making the decision to pursue something that would make her happier: A sideline sports reporter.

View Post :   From sales to sidelines: Kristy King's career change begins at WCC

tags: Broadcast Media Arts, February 2021, ousearch_News_2021, Washtenaw Voice, Scholarships, Journalism, On The Record, Orchard Radio

CircleIn scholarship winners

CircleIn app rewards WCC students with scholarships

Rich Rezler - January 22, 2021

WCC rolled out the CircleIn app so students could be more productive remotely. Now, CircleIn is rewarding its most frequent users with scholarship money.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Student Success, Scholarships, On The Record, CircleIn, February 2021

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EMU offers scholarships to WCC Futures for Frontliners graduates

Rich Rezler - December 18, 2020

Essential workers using state-funded Futures for Frontliners scholarships at WCC can capitalize on an additional scholarship opportunity to continue their education at EMU.

View Post :   EMU offers scholarships to WCC Futures for Frontliners graduates

tags: Eastern Michigan University, Scholarships, Futures For Frontliners, ousearch_News_2020

Futures for Frontliners logo

Applications being accepted for Futures for Frontliners program

Rich Rezler - September 12, 2020

The State of Michigan has opened applications for its Futures for Frontliners program that will cover tuition costs at Washtenaw Community College and other community colleges for those who served as essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Affordability, Scholarships, Futures For Frontliners

Ali Kurmasha

Ali Kurmasha is WCC's fifth Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship winner

Rich Rezler - April 24, 2020

Ali Kurmasha is one of 50 community college students from around the country to receive the highly competitive Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

View Post :   Ali Kurmasha is WCC's fifth Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship winner

tags: Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Student Awards, Student Success, Scholarships, ousearch_News_2020

Ken Hannan and Dena Blair

Scholarship will help WCC student with his career transition

Rich Rezler - March 06, 2020

Ken Hannan is one of five statewide recipients of a scholarship from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation.

View Post :   Scholarship will help WCC student with his career transition

tags: Broadcast Media Arts, Scholarships, Student Success, ousearch_News_2020, Center for Career Success

Liam Stanyer of Lake Orion High School works underneath a vehicle during a Skills USA competition at WCC.

High school students win scholarships, prizes at Skills USA competition

Rich Rezler - February 17, 2020

Sixty-one high school students from 13 area high schools vied for scholarships, prizes and a spot in the state finals at the 2020 Skills USA Automotive Technology regional competition held at WCC.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Scholarships, Automotive Services, Skills USA

Aisha Bowe and Kim Hurns holding checks to WCC Foundation from Bowe

WCC alumna Aisha Bowe endows scholarship for engineering transfer students

Rich Rezler - February 03, 2020

The Aisha R. Bowe eMpower Engineering Scholarship will be awarded to select WCC students who’ve earned a minimum of a 3.3 GPA while completing at least 14 credits in a WCC academic program designed to transfer into the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

View Post :   WCC alumna Aisha Bowe endows scholarship for engineering transfer students

tags: ousearch_News_2020, Scholarships, WCC Foundation, STEAM, Aisha Bowe, Alumni, Alumni Profile, Transfer