On Tuesday, July 12, Wicomico County officials finalized an unprecedented plan to provide eligible students with free tuition to Wor-Wic Community College. The program was initiated by County Executive Bob Culver and designed to promote economic development by providing greater opportunities for workforce training.
According to Delmarvanow:
The plan allows graduates of private schools or home school in Wicomico County to participate, in addition to public school graduates. The plan covers tuition and fees, but not books.
In order to qualify, students must be residents of Wicomico County for at least the past two years, enroll in a degree or certificate program at Wor-Wic, apply for and accept all other financial aid and register for 12 or more credit hours in the fall immediately after high school graduation.
Once they are enrolled, students would be required to maintain a 2.0 average, maintain full-time attendance and earn at least 24 credit hours each academic year.
The scholarships are available to students entering Wor-Wic right out of high school, not to older students. The community college has other scholarship programs available for them.
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