Weatherford College has opened its online scholarship application for the 2016-17 academic year. Academic scholarships, funded by the Weatherford College Foundation, will be awarded after the March 21 application deadline.
The WC Foundation gave more than $225,000 in privately-funded scholarships in the 2014-15 academic year and is on track to surpass that amount this year.
“We have some great supporters who have given generously to help our students succeed,”
said Brent Baker, WC Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Foundation. “It’s always inspiring to hear these students’ stories and know our donors’ gifts are being put to good use.”
Students can find the online application on the college’s website, www.wc.edu. Click on “Admissions & Financial Aid” and then “Scholarship Application.” The direct link is https://www.wcinstruction.net/webforms/scholarship.html.
The Foundation has more than 100 permanently-endowed scholarship funds and many other scholarships given on an annual basis as funds are available. Each scholarship fund has its own set of criteria, established by the donor. Students complete the online application once and the Financial Aid Office staff and Financial Aid Committee work to match students with applicable scholarships that fit their needs.
“I would encourage anyone planning to attend Weatherford College in the Fall to apply for scholarships now,” Baker said. “You’ll never know if you qualify for a scholarship until you apply.”