WCTC students often qualify for awards from external organizations. You are encouraged to pursue all opportunities. Don’t wait to be accepted to a college to begin researching and applying for scholarships.
Free Scholarship Search Sites
- Federal Student Aid information on applying for scholarships
- CollegeBoard Scholarship Search
- Scholarship America
- U.S. Department of Labor free scholarship search
Reporting External Scholarships to the WCTC Financial Aid Office
You are required to provide a written notification to the WCTC Financial Aid Office of all external scholarships you receive. In some cases, these funds may be used to repay a portion of loans that you’ve already received.
Scholarship checks are usually made co-payable to the student and WCTC. If a check is made payable to WCTC or to you and WCTC, then it must be submitted to the WCTC Financial Aid Office. Scholarship funds will be applied to your account and the proceeds will be split equally between both semesters, unless otherwise indicated by the donor.
- If the check is made co-payable to you and WCTC, then sign the back of the check and submit it to the WCTC Financial Aid Office. Include your student ID number on the front of the check.
- If the check is made payable only to WCTC, submit it to the WCTC Financial Aid Office and include your student ID number of the front. You do not need to sign the check.
- If the check is made payable only to you, then notify the WCTC Financial Aid Office of the donor and the amount. You are not required to send the check to WCTC.
If a donor requires verification of enrollment, you may log in to your My WCTC Account and print a copy of your class schedule for the semester. You may also contact the Registration Office at 262.691.5578.
Be aware of tactics to convince students to utilize their services. Avoid applications that require fees or Social Security Numbers. In most cases, these companies are attempting to sell software, books and other services unrelated to scholarships.