College scholarships can help students who either cannot afford the cost of tuition, books and fees, or who want to reduce their student loan obligations. Starting a scholarship fund is a great way to give back to WGTC and to the community. You can make scholarship monies available to students enrolled at a specific campus or in a certain program. You can designate that scholarship monies are for students who live in a specific county, who maintain a certain grade point average, or who are returning to school after being in the workforce. You decide!
Scholarships usually reflect the values of the donor. Are you a WGTC Alumni? Perhaps you would like to encourage someone else to pursue a college credential in the field you chose. Are you in the process of hiring employees with a specific technical skill? Maybe a scholarship fund would encourage more students to enter this field. Would you like to memorialize a loved one who valued education? Start a scholarship in their name.
Many WGTC students are adults who have been in the workforce, and have decided they need a college credential in order to get a better job. Returning to school, they often face transportation, child care, and other financial hurdles in addition to having to meet the costs of tuition, books, fees, and supplies. Quite often, a $250 scholarship makes the difference between another semester of success, and dropping out.
Anyone can start a scholarship fund, with a one-time donation or a longer-term commitment. The WGTC Foundation makes it as easy as a phone call. Contact us today.