For Immediate Release
May 1, 2013

Contact for Reporters:
Janet Hawkins

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 1, 2013) – Washtenaw Community College is offering 50 new scholarships worth $3,000 each for seniors from any high school to attend WCC after they graduate.

“Reducing the financial barriers to college is one of our top priorities at Washtenaw Community College,” said Rose B. Bellanca, WCC president. “These new scholarships enable us to help more and more families finance the first two years of higher education for their sons and daughters. And I will make every effort to increase that number in the years ahead.”

The new High School Excellence Scholarship is awarded for excellence in any area of a student’s life. For example, students may excel in their classes, in school or community activities, at playing a sport, at being an artist, at helping their family, or at overcoming obstacles to achieving their dreams.

Recipients will receive $1,500 for both the fall and winter semesters. They must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours and make progress on their academic course of study. The application deadline for the new WCC High School Excellence Scholarship is August 1.

In addition to the new awards, other scholarship opportunities available to high school seniors from WCC. Application deadlines for those scholarships vary. For more information, visit the WCC scholarship website,

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) has made education accessible and affordable for the local community for 48 years. Located in Ann Arbor, MI, the College offers over 120 degrees and certificates, an open door admission policy and affordable tuition rates. WCC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, the regional accrediting organization recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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