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January 17, 2014

WC opens online scholarship application

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Weatherford College officials have opened the online application system for fall 2014 scholarships. The deadline to apply for scholarships is March 21.  The WC Foundation, supported by private donations since 1978, oversees more than 110 permanent scholarship endowments. For the 2013-14 academic year, the Foundation has given more than $160,000 in scholarships to WC students. “I would encourage any student planning to attend Weatherford College next year to go ahead and apply for scholarships now,” said Brent Baker, vice president of institutional advancement. “With our online application, it’s a relatively simple and pain-free process.”

Baker said with record enrollment over the past year, officials would like to see more students apply for scholarships.

“There’s a misconception that you need straight A’s or have dire financial need to be eligible, and that’s just not the case,” he said. “We have a wide variety of scholarships for all kinds of students. If you could use some help in attaining your education, you need to take the time to apply.”

Students can apply for all of the Foundation’s general scholarships by submitting one online application. To find the application, go to www.wc.edu, and then click on “Admissions & Financial Aid.” The Scholarship Application link is listed under the list of Financial Aid links.

For information on the application process, contact the Financial Aid Office at 817-598-6295. For information on the WC Foundation, call 817-598-6275.

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