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LBWCC Institutional Scholarships and Tuition Waivers

 

 
Do you qualify for a scholarship?

Each year, LBWCC offers a number of scholarships to qualified students in various areas including (but not limited to) academics, athletics, leadership, performing arts, and service.  In addition to the traditional scholarships offered by the college, scholarships through the Lurleen B. Wallace Community College Foundation and the MacArthur State Technical College Foundation are available.  A brief description of each scholarship, the award amount, and the criteria for selection and retention of the scholarship are listed below.  Scholarships are awarded for one year and must be used beginning the fall semester of the year awarded.  Students may be eligible for renewal of their scholarship for the second year based on the continuation policy for their scholarship.  Students will not be eligible to receive an institutional scholarship for more than two consecutive years.


Click here to download the 2014-2015 Institutional Scholarships and College Foundations Scholarships criteria.
Click here to access the 2014-2015 Institutional Scholarships and College Foundations Scholarships application.

The deadline to submit the Institutional Scholarships and College Foundations Scholarships application is March 3, 2014.

Click here to download the 2014-2015 Dual Enrollment Scholarship criteria.
Click here to download the 2014-2015 Dual Enrollment Scholarship application.

The deadline to submit the Dual Enrollment Scholarship packet is March 28, 2014.


ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

HONORS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS

Description:   Effective fall semester 2014, up to 15 students will be admitted each year to LBWCC’s Honors Program, which will be housed on the Andalusia Campus. 
Minimum GPA Requirement:  Incoming freshman must have a minimum 90 average to be considered.
Automatic Admission Requirements:  2014 Valedictorians and Salutatorians receive automatic admission into the program. 
Length and Value:  One year scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $3,500 ($1,750 fall semester and $1,750 spring semester).  
Continuation Policy:  This scholarship is renewable for a second year for students who successfully complete 26 credit hours, which includes honors courses, with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.25.
Additional Requirements: The Honors Program Scholarship selection has two phases. 
Phase One: Application Packet and Essay
Application Packet: Applicants must submit the LBWCC Institutional Scholarship Application, current high school transcript,  FAFSA Confirmation, the essay component, and two (2) letters of recommendation by the March 3rd deadline.  Letters of Recommendation can be written by teachers, counselors, principal, community leaders, or employers.  Applicants must have taken the ACT and scored 20 or higher in English, 20 or higher in Reading, and 20 or higher in Mathematics.  Those applicants who have not previously taken the COMPASS or who are not exempt from the COMPASS will need to take the COMPASS Placement Test on February 27th or March 3rd at 3:30 pm in the Student Center on the Andalusia Campus.  Students who place into developmental courses will not be considered as candidates for the Honors Program.
Essay Component: Choose one of the following topics and write an answer using correct form (introduction, body, and conclusion). Your answer should be no less than 350 words.
1. As a young adult preparing to enter the college environment, you will bring with you specific talents and abilities.    Using specific examples for clarification, describe the talents and abilities that you believe will help you be successful at LBWCC.  How will you use those abilities to positively impact the lives of others while a student on our campus?
2. Character is defined as “who we are when no one is looking.”   At the core of character is a set of beliefs that define our view of life, relationships and morality.  Describe your “character” using examples from your experiences to clarify.
3. According to “Born To Be Wired: The Role of New Media for Digital Generation,” on a typical day, a teenager selects from 200+ cable television networks, 5,500 consumer magazine titles, 10,500 radio stations, 30 million blogs, and over 2 billion websites. There are currently 240 million television sets in the U.S. — 2 million of which are in bathrooms. We have more information available to us, instantly, than any previous generation.  What positive and innovative ways can our society use this technology?
4. Sometimes, getting along with family members can be the hardest thing to do.  Describe some things you can do or have done to improve your family relationships. 
5. What habits of mind or personal characteristics are essential for college success? (Examples: intellectual curiosity, persistence, open-mindedness, questioning/critical thinking, reflection/meta-cognition, confidence, time management, inventiveness, pride in work.) 
Phase Two: On-Campus Interview
After reviewing the information provided in Phase One, the Honors Program Committee will select students to be interviewed on Friday, March 21, 2014 for the Honors Program Scholarships.
For further information regarding the honors program, contact:  Ms.  Michelle Goosby at 334.493.5339 or mgoosby@lbwcc.edu.

PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Description:  Students who have demonstrated high academic abilities.
Minimum GPA Requirement:  Incoming freshman must have a minimum 90 average. All others must have a minimum 3.5 GPA to be considered.
Length and Value:  One year scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $3,000 ($1,500 fall semester and $1,500 spring semester)
Additional Requirements: Counselor must verify GPA.
For further information, contact:  Heather Owen by e-mail, howen@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2282.

PRESIDENTIAL TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Description:  Students who plan to enroll in an LBWCC technical program of study.
Minimum GPA and Enrollment Requirement: Incoming freshman must have a minimum 70 average. All others must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. To be considered, student must also indicate desire to enroll in a technical program.
Length and Value:  One year scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $4,500 ($1,500 fall, spring, and summer semesters).
Continuation Policy: Scholarship renewal will be based on a minimum 2.0 GPA and successful completion of 24 credit hours.
Additional Requirements:  Student must plan to pursue a program of study in a technical-based field and must indicate this on the Scholarship Application and Admission Application.  Recipients MUST enroll in one of the following Certificate or Associate in Applied Science Degree Programs:
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Automotive Mechanics
Child Development
Computer Science
Cosmetology
Culinary Arts
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Mechanics
Emergency Medical Services
Esthetics Technology
Industrial Electronics
Nail Technology
Office Administration
Practical Nursing (LPN)
Registered Nursing Mobility (RN)
Welding
For further information, contact:  Heather Owen by e-mail, howen@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2282.

VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Description: Incoming freshman who were named by their high school as a valedictorian or salutatorian for the 2014 graduating class.
Length and Value:  One year scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $3500 ($1750 fall semester and $1750 spring semester)
Additional Information: Valedictorians and Salutatorians receive automatic admission into the LBWCC Honors Program.  
For further information, contact:  Heather Owen by e-mail, howen@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2282. 


ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Description:  The College awards Athletic Scholarships in baseball, men's and women's basketball and softball.
Length and Value:  Tuition and fees for 12 to 15 credit hours fall and spring terms and the loan of scholarship books (excluding student work books).
Continuation Policy:  Scholarship renewal is at the discretion of the athletic coach.  The student must also successfully complete 24 semester hours and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 by the end of 12 months to be considered for the second year.
Additional Requirements:  Interested applicants should contact the appropriate coach for specific information and/or tryouts.
For further information, contact: 
Baseball Coach, Steve Helms at 334.881.2203 or shelms@lbwcc.edu
Basketball Coach, Ricky Knight at 334.881.2202 or rknight@lbwcc.edu
Softball Coach, Candace Tucker  at 334.881.2204 or ctucker@lbwcc.edu
 


FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

FOUNDATION SCHOLARHIPS

Description: The Lurleen B. Wallace Community College Foundation and the MacArthur State Technical College Foundation are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with the mission of providing student scholarships and supporting college programs. LBWCC Foundation scholarships are available to students on all campuses. MacArthur Foundation scholarships are available for students in technical programs on the MacArthur campus.
Minimum GPA and Enrollment Requirements: Incoming freshman must have a minimum 75 average. All others must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. This GPA must be verified by the high school principal, counselor, or a valid college transcript. 
Length and Value: One year scholarships (in various amounts) for tuition and fees. 
Continuation Policy:  Students must reapply each year. 
Additional Requirements: In addition to a completed scholarship application, students must include two letters of reference and endorsements from any two of the following: high school faculty (teacher, coach, sponsor, principal, or counselor), or an adult who is not related to you.   List any extracurricular activities, proposed major, club/church/organization affiliations, as well as which LBWCC campus you plan to attend.  Some foundation scholarships have certain requirements pertaining to this information.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Scholarship recipients will be required to write thank you letters to foundation donors. 
For further information, contact: Lisa Patterson 334.881.2293 or lbp@lbwcc.edu.


LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS

LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS

Description: Incoming freshmen who have demonstrated high academic and leadership abilities.
Minimum GPA and Enrollment Requirements: Incoming freshman must have a minimum 80 average. All others must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are required to become active members of the LBWCC Student Government Association and attend the Fall Leadership Development Seminar on the Andalusia Campus.
Length and Value:  One year scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $1,000 ($500  fall semester and $500 spring semester)
Additional Requirements: Applicants should list any leadership accomplishments, extracurricular activities, as well as any club/church/organization affiliations.  Students must submit one letter of recommendation from someone who can verify high school leadership activities.   
For further information, contact:  Heather Owen by e-mail, howen@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2282.


PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS

PERFORMING ARTS – ART SCHOLARSHIP

Description:  Performing Arts – Art Scholarships are awarded to students who perform over and above those requirements normally expected for Art students.
Minimum GPA and Enrollment Requirement: Incoming freshman must have a minimum 75 average. All others must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. An art studio class on the Andalusia campus is required during both semesters while on this scholarship.  Students must exhibit finished artwork in the annual LBW Student Art Exhibition.
Length and Value:  One year scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $3,000 ($1,500 fall semester and $1,500 spring semester).
Continuation Policy: For scholarships to be renewed, the student must successfully complete 24 semester hours and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 by the end of 12 months to be considered for the second year.  Scholarship recipients must also successfully complete and submit for review a portfolio of artworks completed during the first year to the art instructor.
Additional Requirements: A portfolio review is required along with an official Portfolio Submission Form and two (2) letters of recommendation. Please click here to view the Portfolio Submission Form.  The portfolio should include a brief artist’s statement describing what the student hopes to accomplish through his/her artwork.  Portfolio submissions will be accepted March 10-13, 2014 and must contain a minimum of six pieces and a maximum of eight pieces of art work.
For further information, contact:  Mrs. Misti Purvis by email, mpurvis@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2250.

PERFORMING ARTS – DRAMA SCHOLARSHIP

Description:  Performing Arts – Drama Scholarships are awarded to students who have interest in Drama/Performing Arts.
Minimum GPA and Enrollment Requirement:  Incoming freshman must have a minimum 75 average. All others must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. An Acting class on the Andalusia campus is required each semester while on this scholarship. Students who are accepted into the drama program must participate in all drama performance activities which will include hours beyond the classroom experience
Length and Value:  One year scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $3,000 ($1,500 fall semester and $1,500 spring semester).
Continuation Policy: Scholarship renewal is at the discretion of the faculty sponsor.  The student must also successfully complete 24 semester hours and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 by the end of 12 months to be considered for the second year.
Additional Requirements: Must arrange an interview with faculty sponsor. Interviews will be conducted between February 1, 2014 and March 14, 2014.
For further information, contact:  Eric Lidh by email, at elidh@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2252

PERFORMING ARTS – MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

Description:  Performing Arts – Music Scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of musical ability, integrity, and leadership to students who perform over and above those requirements normally expected for an Ensemble student. Interested students must audition on March 31, 2014 or April 1, 2014.  Only in extreme circumstances will an audition be granted on another date.
Minimum GPA and Enrollment Requirement:  Incoming freshman must have a minimum 75 average. All others must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Scholarship recipients must enroll in an Ensemble class each semester while on scholarship.
Length and Value: One year scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $3,000 ($1,500 fall semester and $1,500 spring semester).
Continuation Policy: Scholarship renewal is at the discretion of the director. First-year members must successfully complete 24 semester hours excluding MUL credit courses and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 by the end of spring semester to be considered for the second year.
Additional Requirements: Vocal Auditions will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 and Instrumental Auditions will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Please click here to view the Ensemble audition requirements. 
For further information, contact:  Johnny Brewer by email at jbrewer@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2238 or
Greg Aplin by email at jgaplin@lbwcc.edu or 334.881.2227
 


SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS

AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Description:  Ambassadors serve as official hosts for LBW Community College activities and public events held in the college’s service area.
Minimum GPA and Enrollment Requirement:  Incoming freshman must have a minimum 90 average. All others must have a minimum 3.5 GPA to be considered.
Length and Value:  One year scholarship that will cover tuition and fees up to $4,500 ($1,500 fall, spring, and summer semesters).
Continuation Policy:  This scholarship is renewable for a second year for students who successfully complete 24 credit hours with a 2.5 GPA and who faithfully complete all duties assigned to Ambassadors.
Additional Requirements: The applicant must submit a completed application form and two letters of reference.  A high school senior must submit at least one of the two reference letters written by his or her high school principal or guidance counselor. The letter from the school official should indicate the student’s GPA and ACT scores, if available. On a separate sheet of paper, type a brief essay of no fewer than 250 words stating what being an LBWCC Ambassador means to you.  Qualified applicants may be invited to participate in an interview with the selection committee.
For further information, contact: 
Andalusia Campus Sponsor, Diaon Cook 334.881.2256 or dcook@lbwcc.edu
Greenville Campus Sponsor, Breshawn Skinner 334.382.2133 ext 3102 or bskinner@lbwcc.edu
MacArthur Campus Sponsor, Shannon Lee Lightsey  334.493.5331 or slee@lbwcc.edu


Dual Enrollment Scholarships

Description: Provided by the Lurleen B. Wallace Community College Foundation, these scholarships are for those students who plan to enroll in dual enrollment courses at LBWCC during Fall 2014 or Spring 2015. Students must list on the application all dual enrollment courses for which they request scholarship funds.
Minimum GPA Requirement: Minimum 80 average
Length and Value: The scholarship is tuition and fees only for one course. The student is responsible for any books or supplies that may be required.
Continuation Policy: The student may reapply each year as long as he/she remains in high school.
Additional Requirements: Students must take the COMPASS Placement Test unless he or she has ACT scores which exempt the student.
Click here to view more information regarding the Dual Enrollment Scholarships and here to download the Dual Enrollment Scholarship Application.


 

General Education Diploma (GED) Waiver

To qualify, an applicant must meet all admissions requirements and have successfully completed the Alabama GED Test.

Interested applicants should contact the appropriate Director of Financial Aid for further information

For further information contact: 

Donna Bass    Financial Aid                       334-881-2282           dbass@bwcc.edu

 

Senior Adult Scholarships 

Senior Adult Scholarships are for individuals who are 60 years of age or older who meet the LBWCC admission requirements. Student must enroll for credit; may receive scholarship only one time per course. 
For further information contact: 

Donna Bass    Financial Aid for Andalusia and Greenville Campuses                      334-881-2282           dbass@bwcc.edu

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.