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To be considered for Williamson College Scholarships, you must complete the scholarship application (print and turn into the Financial Aid Office):

Scholarship Application

Williamson College (WC) offers a variety of need-based and merit-based scholarships.  Funding is contingent upon federal, state and other outside resources the student receives. Scholarship applications are available at the time of admission to the college as well as available on the WC website.  The Scholarship Committee awards scholarships and recipients are notified in writing.  In the event that funds are not secured, students will be notified.  Students can receive only one institutional scholarship per 20 week enrollment period.  If the student meets the requirements for more than one institutional scholarship during the same enrollment period, Williamson College will award the scholarship that provides the greatest financial assistance.  Scholarship amounts will be adjusted to prevent over-awards above direct costs of the term.  Scholarships cover tuition expenses only.  Federal grants will be considered when awarding scholarships.   

Unless indicated in the specific scholarship criteria, students can qualify if:

  • Holding a high school/college GPA of 3.0 or better
  • A full time, first degree seeking undergraduate (enrolled for 12 or more credit hours)
  • Have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

For scholarship renewal:

  • Enrollment must be full time and continuous
  • GPA must be a minimum WC cumulative 3.0 or better (unless otherwise specified in the scholarship criteria)
  • Degree-seeking student must have no more than 122 attempted credit hours (which includes transfer work)
  • A current FAFSA must be on file prior to the start of the academic year
  • Student’s account must be current

Students must notify the Financial Aid Office if other outside financial assistance is received, including employee tuition benefits.


Church Matching Scholarship

Open to all students.  WC will match 50% of any scholarship awarded to the student by his/her church, up to $2000 per enrollment period.


Employee Scholarship

Provides (less any amount in federal grants) 100% of tuition (scholarship funds limited to 12 credit hours per term) to a full time WC employee and an immediate family member (father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter). Student must maintain continuous full time enrollment (12 or more credit hours). Scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four years.  Recipient must maintain a minimum WC cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Tuition account(s) of student(s) must be kept current.


Faculty Scholarship

Provides (less any amount in federal grants) 50% of tuition (scholarship funds limited to 12 credit hours per term) to a WC faculty member. Student must maintain continuous full time enrollment (12 or more credit hours). Scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four years.  Recipient must maintain a minimum WC cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Tuition account(s) of student(s) must be kept current.


International Friendship Scholarship

Open to undergraduate international students who hold an F1 student visa.  Scholarship provides $25 per credit hour. Students must be enrolled full time (12 or more credit hours).  Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 which is verified at the time of recipient’s subsequent registrations. International students who are not eligible for federal aid do not need to complete the FAFSA for the scholarship award. Click here for the International Friendship Scholarship Application. 


Trustee Scholarship

Open to undergraduate students who are degree-seeking and enrolled full-time. The scholarship is awarded at the Trustee’s discretion based on the scholarship application criteria. The recipient must maintain a 3.25 GPA with continuous, full-time enrollment. The total scholarship is up to $2000 per payment period.


Full Pell Eligible Scholarship

Open to undergraduate students. The recipient must be full Pell eligible under the Federal Pell Grant Program based on the calculated Expected Family Contribution number. The total scholarship is up to $500 per payment period.


Partial Pell Eligible Scholarship

Open to undergraduate students. The recipient must be Pell eligible under the Federal Pell Grant Program based on the calculated Expected Family Contribution number. The total scholarship is up to $750 per payment period.


Pell Ineligible Scholarship

Open to undergraduate students. The recipient must be Pell ineligible under the Federal Pell Grant Program based on the calculated Expected Family Contribution number. The total scholarship is up to $1000 per payment period.


Non-Profit Graduate Scholarship

Open to graduate students who are employed and working a minimum of 30 hours per week at a registered 501c3, non-profit organization and are officially admitted to the MAOL program. Students are eligible for a one-time $3300 scholarship for their graduate studies if holding a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least a 3.0 and have no more than 33 hours as a graduate student. Recipient must maintain continuous enrollment and complete an employment verification form.


WC Alumni Graduate Scholarship

Open to WC alumni that are enrolled in the Master’s program. The recipient must be degree-seeking, enrolled full-time in a Master’s program, and have at least an undergraduate GPA of 3.0. A current FAFSA is not required to be on file. Award is a one-time scholarship up to $3150.


Graduate Need-based Scholarship

Open to graduate students.  Complete a FAFSA for the current award year. Award is based on the calculated Expected Family Contribution number. See the Director of Financial Aid for details.


Academic Progress for Institutional Scholarships 

Students awarded institutional scholarships will have their academic progress and renewal criteria evaluated after each term for eligibility. Students who do not maintain eligibility and have an unforeseen life event may request an exception or ask that their scholarship be placed on hold for a term or more (up to 2 years of date of request, providing student is not enrolling at Williamson or any other post-secondary institution). If the student is not enrolling or has issues with completing a term at Williamson College and has a documented event that may include a medical condition, a call to active military duty, or participating in an official religious service; they may request an exception by completing the Scholarship Exception Request/Hold Request Form provided by the Financial Aid Office. The decision will be granted from the Appeals Committee prior to the next term and will be final. The only exception is there will be no reinstatement of the Williamson College Academic Scholarship.

Students must notify the Financial Aid Office if other outside financial assistance is received, including employee tuition benefits.


External Resources

Williamson College provides sites to research outside scholarship awards. Look for free websites; do not pay a fee for scholarship or financial aid information. Please contact the financial aid office if any of the below sites require a fee or you find a broken link.

Scholarship Search Engines

http://www.mycollegescholarship.org/guide-to-the-internet-for-scholarship-seekers/

Tennessee Scholarships

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-state/tennessee-scholarships/ 

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

http://www.cfmt.org/request/scholarships/

Middle Tennessee Electric Customers Care Scholarship

http://www.mtemc.com/pages.cfm/name/c02_z02_customerscare_scholarship

American Indian College Fund:

http://www.collegefund.org/students_and_alumni/content/scholarships

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

https://hsf.net/en/scholarships/

International Education Financial Aid

http://www.iefa.org/ 

National Merit Foundation Corporation

http://www.nationalmerit.org/ 

Cracker Barrel

http://www.crackerbarrel.com/about-us/cracker-barrel-foundation/employee-scholarship-program/ 

Fisher House Foundation/Scholarships for Military Children

http://www.militaryscholar.org/ 

Take a look at Money Geek who is offering a free no sign-up scholarship search

http://www.moneygeek.com/education/scholarship-search/

Fast easy free scholarship database (and check out their scholarship giveaways)
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships#/

College Scholarships.Org

http://www.collegescholarships.org/

Scarlett Family Foundation: Scholarships for Students of Middle Tennessee Pursuing a Business Degree

http://www.scarlettfoundation.org/middle-tennessee/scholarships.htm

Buck Achievers Scholarship Program – (Check the FAQs tab for eligible majors)

http://www.buickachievers.com/?utm_source=MDRe2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BA2015

Internet Education Award

Creating an original infographic showing how technology enhances learning
http://www.attsavings.com/scholarship

Leadership Franklin

http://www.leadershipfranklin.org/scholarship-will-be-awarded-to-williamson-student-by-leadership-franklin/

WyzAnt

WyzAnt is the world’s leading tutoring network. Apply for their college scholarships.
https://www.wyzant.com/scholarships/

LeafFilter Scholarship

Scholarship is sponsored by LeafFilter Racing/NASCAR driver Blake Koch
http://www.leaffilter.com/leaffilter-gutter-protection-scholarship/

Application.Careers 

Scholarship is sponsored by Application.Careers who’s service-oriented website provides a large number of job applications and top-quality resume samples and cover letter templates. http://www.application.careers/scholarship

GoodCall Scholarship

View thousands of scholarships. Site is totally free and open.
https://www.goodcall.com/


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