Scholarships available for high school graduates in Mason County.

February 25, 2022

Scholarships available for high school graduates in Mason County.

WSCC News is a presentation of West Shore Community College in partnership with Mason County Press. 

VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Students who will or plan to graduate from a high school in Mason County within the next two years may qualify for scholarship support from the Mason County Promise in order to attend classes at West Shore Community College. 

Of the 346 students who have applied for this opportunity within the past two years, 210 students benefited from the financial support to pay their WSCC tuition.

Given the response to the Covid pandemic, many colleges and universities across the state have moved to online courses in order to maintain safety. Some students struggle with online learning, and WSCC provides unique, individual support for successful completion of courses. This reflects the institution’s mission “to make our community a better place in which to learn, live, work and prosper.”  

Attending post-secondary training at WSCC has many advantages for those who want to attend a college that is close to home. Going to WSCC can save money; provides participation in smaller classroom student numbers; and offers instruction from professors who are student-focused. WSCC can lead to academic success whether students choose to complete a certification program, an associate degree, or transfer to a larger university.  

Because of the thorough preparation provided to students attending WSCC, many universities send personnel to WSCC to recruit students to attend their represented university. Also, classes completed successfully at WSCC transfer to most other colleges and universities.

Any 2022 high school graduate with a 2.0 grade point average in Mason County applying for the Promise Scholarship needs to complete the FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by March 1, 2022 in order to apply for the Promise Zone Scholarship. Visit www.fafsa.gov.

Applicants can then gather more information about the scholarship program through the Promise Zone website, https://www.masoncountypromise.org/, or from their school’s guidance counselors. During students’ senior year of high school, families should receive a mailing with information about this tremendous opportunity. The Mason County Promise Zone also has a Facebook page which provides student stories and support. Considering this advantageous opportunity is a great start to any future career.

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