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Application process opens Feb. 15 for WSCC Future Foundation scholarships

HANCEVILLE - Current and future students of Wallace State Community College can begin applying for 2018-2019 scholarships through the Wallace State Future Foundation on Thursday, Feb. 15. The online application process will continue through March 23, with dozens of scholarship opportunities available to students.

“The Future Foundation was established to help fill the gaps often found in the financial aid process,” said Suzanne Harbin, director of advancement at Wallace State. “There are a good number of students who may fall between the cracks, where their family may make too much to receive traditional financial aid, but still not enough to pay for college expenses without putting a burden on their finances.”

Future Foundation scholarships run the gamut from small gifts that could help a student pay for books or that last class needed to graduate, up to a full year’s tuition and fees. There are dozens of scholarships available, some geared toward specific programs of study or student demographics.

Students applying for Future Foundation scholarships need to have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have the FAFSA Confirmation Page with EFC (Expected Family Contribution) to upload to the application. They will also need to thoroughly answer application questions, according to guidelines provided, regarding career choice, future plans and financial need. Students will need to supply current transcripts and any other documents required by the specific scholarship for which the student is applying.

The Future Foundation website, www.wsccfuturefoundation.org, has a list of the scholarships, as well as documents outlining things to know to apply and frequently asked questions. When the student registers, the information they provide will help narrow the scholarships for which they will be qualified to apply.

For more information about the Future Foundation, contact Suzanne Harbin at 256-352-8144, or Suzanne.harbin@wallacestate.edu.