General Scholarship Information

Up to $7000 in scholarship money may be awarded.

  • 10 – $300 annual scholarships to either an accredited college or university or technical college
  • 2 -$2,000 annual scholarships for students attending an accredited 4 year college or university

The number of scholarships awarded may be adjusted based on demand in either category. The $300 scholarships will be awarded on a first come basis, based on the electronic receipt of the published scholarship form by the Executive Director. The $2,000 scholarship will require a brief written essay which will be sent electronically to the Executive Director and then forwarded blind to the Scholarship Committee for judging.

Students may apply for both scholarships – but if the student is awarded a $2,000 scholarship their name will be removed from the $300 list and the next name in order of receipt will take its place.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU REVIEW THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS BELOW BEFORE APPLYING.  APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY STUDENTS NOT MEETING THE POSTED CRITERIA WILL BE DISCARDED.

In all instances, the Board of Directors will have the final authority in the awarding of scholarship money. These policies may be amended by the membership on an annual basis if changes are deemed necessary.

The 2019 WCA Student Scholarship Application will open at Noon on Friday, April 5th, 2019 and will close on May 15th, 2019.

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WCA $300 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY RULES

The $300 scholarships will be awarded on a first come basis

1) The applicant must be a full-time student and an immediate family member (defined specifically as son, daughter or grandson / granddaughter) of a WCA Member Company Employee. The company’s membership dues must be paid for the year and the company must be active (having a company representative attending at least one of the past two semi-annual meetings) in order for an applicant to receive a scholarship.

2) Company employees must reside in North or South Carolina, or in the case of national reps, extensively call on businesses in the Carolinas. Companies with employees and offices outside the Carolinas should restrict their applicants to only those individuals working in, or primarily calling on accounts in the Carolinas.

3) Scholarship money, if awarded, will be sent directly to the school.

4) The Association will award scholarships on a first come, first serve basis based on the electronic time/date stamp of the submission to the WCA (up to an initial limit of two scholarships per company). An equitable distribution of funds among the active WCA membership in the Carolinas is a priority of the Scholarship Committee and the Board of Directors.

5) Companies may submit more than two scholarship requests but these additional scholarship requests will only be considered for funding if there are unallocated scholarship funds after the initial distribution of a maximum of two scholarships per company. These additional allocations will be at the discretion of the WCA Scholarship Committee and the WCA Board of Directors.

6) The student’s enrollment will be verified with the college’s admissions office prior to sending a check to the school’s Financial Aid Office.

7) Scholarships may be renewed for a maximum of four years, but renewal is not automatic. Past recipients must reapply each year and meet the above criteria.

8) The WCA Board of Directors will be the final authority in the distribution of any and all funds. (rev March, 2007)

WCA $2,000 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY RULES

The $2,000 scholarship requires a brief written essay

​1) The applicant must be a fulltime student and an immediate family member (defined specifically as son, daughter or grandson / granddaughter) of a WCA Member Company Employee. The company’s membership dues must be paid for the year and the company must be active (having a company representative attending at least one of the past two semi-annual meetings) in order for an applicant to receive a scholarship.

2) Company employees must reside in North or South Carolina, or in the case of national reps, extensively call on businesses in the Carolinas. Companies with employees and offices outside the Carolinas should restrict their applicants to only those individuals working in, or primarily calling on accounts in the Carolinas.

3) Scholarship money, if awarded, will be sent directly to the school.

4) The Executive Director will forward all essays in a blind format to the Scholarship Committee (last 2 past presidents). The essays will be judged and the recipients will be announced by June 30th

5) The student’s enrollment will be verified with the college’s admissions office prior to sending a check to the school’s Financial Aid Office.

6) Scholarships may be renewed for a maximum of four years, but renewal is not automatic. Past recipients must reapply each year and meet the above criteria. Essay themes will vary and will require new essay each year of re-application.

7) The WCA Board of Directors will be the final authority in the distribution of any and all funds. (rev March, 2007)