SCC offering free scholarships to Columbus County students
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – Free college tuition for two years? That’s what Southeastern Community College is offering to all high school students in Columbus County.
Beginning in the fall of 2017, SCC will implement the SCC Success Scholarship program.
The SCC Success Scholarship program will provide up to two years of tuition and fees for Columbus County students enrolling at SCC directly following graduation. The scholarship also requires continuous enrollment in the fall and spring semesters.
“The America’s College Promise campaign prompted schools across the country to discuss ways to offer free college initiatives for their students,” said SCC President Dr. Tony Clarke. “At SCC, we want to serve as many students in Columbus County as possible, so we began exploring how to implement a college promise program for Columbus County.”
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must earn a C or better in at least two courses offered through SCC’s Career and College Promise program during their high school career.
The Career and College Promise program allows high school students who are deemed college-ready to take tuition-free college courses while in high school. Currently, there are more than 120 students enrolled in college courses under the CCP program.
Students must also have a 2.8 unweighted GPA in high schoo.
The Success Scholarship will be awarded regardless of financial need, but students must also complete the FAFSA for federal financial aid and apply for all other SCC scholarships before receiving the scholarship. The scholarship program is made possible through the SCC Foundation’s donors.
The first information session regarding the SCC Success Scholarship will be held at 6 p.m. in the SCC Auditorium on Thursday, October 6. Other information sessions will also be scheduled. You can call Student Services at (910) 642-7141, ext. 279 with questions.
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