锻造期货奖学金项目

What is the "Forging Futures Scholarship?"

Through generous grant funds awarded to WCC by the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC), the WCC Educational Foundation established the "WCC 锻造期货奖学金项目," a unique program that provides tuition assistance to qualified students in the WCC service region, 包括Bland, 卡罗尔, 格雷森, 史密斯, 威斯县和加莱克斯市.  The tuition scholarship only cover the in-状态 tuition rate.

谁符合资格?

The 2020-2021 WCC 锻造期货奖学金项目 will assist the following student populations from the WCC service region in priority order.

1. Students taking certification programs that can be completed in six months or less
2. STEM-H and 先进制造 students who can attain their degree/certificate within one year
3. STEM-H and 先进制造 students who are working toward a degree or certificate
4. All other community college students who might obtain their degree/certificate within one year
5. All other full-time, program-placed students

First priority will be given to students taking credit or non-credit, short-term programs that are six months long or less.  Currently these programs include truck driver training, 线路工人培训, 注册护士辅助培训, and welding training (additional short-term programs may also be added in the future).  Scholarship recipients must have financial need and be at or under 400% of the federal poverty level as indicated by IRS documentation. The scholarship will only assist with payment of one-sixth of the total cost on the student’s first attempt; those who do not complete or pass the program cannot receive future funding for the same program.  For students receiving New Economy 劳动力 Credential funding for non-credit programs, the scholarship program will support one-sixth of the cost of the training program and certification, (half of the one-third share the student is responsible for) with the remainder to be covered by NEWC and potentially 状态 FANTIC funds or other sources.

Second priority will be given to WCC students enrolled in STEM-H programs (science, 技术, 工程, 数学, and healthcare) who can attain their degree or certificate within one year. These students must have financial need and minimum 2.平均分0分,成绩4分.0 scale to be eligible to receive a scholarship award.

Third priority will be given to WCC students enrolled in STEM-H programs (science, 技术, 工程, 数学, and healthcare) who are working toward a degree or certificate. These students must have financial need and minimum 2.平均分0分,成绩4分.0 scale to be eligible to receive a scholarship award.

Fourth priority will be given to WCC students in one-year programs who are working toward a degree or certificate. These students must have financial need and minimum 2.平均分0分,成绩4分.0 scale to be eligible to receive a scholarship award.

Fifth priority will be given to WCC students in all other programs who are working toward a degree or certificate. These students must have financial need and minimum 2.平均分0分,成绩4分.0 scale to be eligible to receive a scholarship award.

奖学金包括什么?

These scholarships are "tuition only" and can only be used strictly for tuition and fees and are designed to help fill the gap not covered through federal, 状态, 以及其他经济援助. All awarded federal and 状态 financial aid, 包括任何学生贷款, must be applied to the student's account first. The scholarship cannot be used to purchase books or supplies.

我如何申请?

Students can apply for the "Forging Futures Scholarship" by filling out the scholarship application. For your convenience, the application can be completed and submitted online.

被考虑申请任何奖学金, applicants must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.政府 to determine whether or not the applicant meets established income guidelines. For more information about financial aid and the FAFSA, please 点击这里获取WCC的经济援助 or call the office toll free at 1-800-468-1195, extension 4703. On the WCC main campus, the 金融援助 Office is located in Bland Hall, Room 221.

What else should I know about this and other scholarships at WCC?

This scholarship program has made obtaining training for employment at WCC much more affordable for many students. Many "Forging Futures" scholarships are awarded each semester. Priority is given students in the above priority categories, and scholarship awards are subject to available funding. In addition to the "Forging Futures Scholarship," the WCC Educational Foundation also has many other scholarships. Click here for a list of WCC scholarships 或使用 弗吉尼亚教育向导.

What if I have questions about the scholarship or the application process?

请致电(276)223-4771或发电子邮件 foundation@wcc.个电流.edu with any questions regarding this scholarship or the application process. WCC Educational Foundation staff members will also be happy to speak with you on campus during our regular office hours, 周一至周五上午8点.m. 到5便士.m.