West Hills College District awards over $500,000 in scholarships to 300 students

From West Hills College

A total of over $500,000 in scholarships has been awarded to over 300 students throughout the West Hills Community College District, ranging from partial scholarships to complete tuition coverage.

The scholarships, for the 2015-2016 school year, were awarded to students on both campuses based on academic achievement. The students were recognized during awards ceremonies on each campus.

“The real bottom line is that we all benefit from the scholarships these students receive,” said Frances Squire, West Hills Community College Foundation Executive Director. “Their education allows them to become productive members of society.  Many of them remain in our communities to become educators, health care providers and business owners.  They are the future of our region.”

District-wide, almost two-thirds of the students who received a scholarship received one that will offset all of their tuition costs and cover most, if not all, of their book costs while attending West Hills.

At West Hills College Coalinga, more than 70 students received a President’s Scholarship, which pays for tuition and covers most book costs while over 100 students at West Hills College Lemoore received the scholarship.

WHCC awarded $157,740 in scholarships to their students while WHCL awarded an estimated $344,030 worth. At WHCC, 118 students earned scholarships. At WHCL, the total was 194.

“The generosity of our donors makes this possible,” said Squire. “Without their help, we would not be able to provide our President’s Scholars Program, our Engineering Scholars Program or the many individual scholarships that are awarded to our students.”

For a copy of the full list of scholarship winners, visit http://bit.ly/1FV7gyN

The Foundation annually awards dozens of scholarships, based on a variety of qualifying factors. For more information about the Foundation, visit http://www.westhillscollege.com/district/foundation/.



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