Graduates of area high schools are eligible for free tuition to Williston State College (WSC) thanks to a partnership between the Alva J. Field Trust, WSC Foundation, and the ND Higher Education Challenge Fund. The Williams County Graduate Scholarship will cover all tuition, fees, and books for two years for accepted students.
The scholarship will start fall 2015. This includes current and eligible students continuing next year.
To be considered for the scholarship, students need only apply for admission to WSC, making sure to disclose the Williams County high school they graduated from (any year). There is no minimum GPA requirement, but students must maintain good academic standing to keep the scholarship. It is available to full-time students, and the priority deadline is May 1, 2015.
Thanks to the generosity of the Alva J. Field Trust and the matching funds of the ND Higher Education Challenge fund, area students will have a great opportunity to further their education locally. State leaders have already taken notice of the Williams County Graduate Scholarship, including Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley, who recognizes its importance for the area.
“The Williams County Graduate Scholarship offers an extraordinary opportunity to every high school graduate in Williams County,” Wrigley said. “Under the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund, donors like the Alva J. Field Memorial Trust can enhance their gift with our match money, and direct the leveraged gift to academic enhancements of their design.”
For more information, contact enrollment services at 701.774.4210.
For other information regarding Williston State, visit www.willistonstate.edu, call 1.888.863.9455, or stop by 1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND.