Wythe-Bland Foundation Scholarship helps students save money, give back to community

Education

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WFXR) – Students attending Wythe Community College (WCC) who will be graduating from Wythe and Bland County high schools can save up to $2,835 per semester toward tuition at WCC, depending on the number of credits taken.

This comes courtesy of the Wythe-Bland Foundation.

These students who meet basic residency requirements, and those who graduated via the class of 2020 not only receive scholarship assistance but are also given a chance to make connections and give back to their community through the scholarship requirement of completing volunteer community service hours at approved local non-profit organizations.

HOPE, Inc. is among the many local organizations where students receiving the Wythe-Bland Foundation Scholarship can spend time giving back to their community.

Andy Kegley, Executive Director of HOPE, Inc., expressed his gratitude for the help that WCC scholarship recipients provide – many of whom volunteer to help address the food insecurity needs in the community by working at the Open Door Café, as well as assisting with the HOPE Packs program for K-12 public school students.

The Wythe-Bland Foundation Scholarship Program provides tuition and fees not covered by other financial aid. It does not cover textbook costs.

To apply for the scholarship program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Students need to complete the college application
  • Complete an online scholarship application form
  • Complete financial aid profile
  • Provide proof of residents in Wythe or Bland County during the past two years

More details about the program, including links to the application can be found by clicking here.

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