P O W E L L, W y o. - This summer, Big Horn Basin individuals who want to dip their toes into college, but aren't ready for a full-time plunge, can get financial assistance with a Sizzlin' Summer Scholarship from Northwest College.
The $200 scholarships are available to students enrolled in a summer 2008 credit class but didn't take credit classes during the spring 2008 semester. Any degree seeking student, including GED, home school or high school graduate, is eligible.
To qualify, students must enroll in at least three credits (which can be taken as one or more classes equaling three or more credits). Online classes qualify for the scholarship, and so do courses offered in any on- or off-campus location (Cody, Worland and Powell). Classes are offered this summer in topics ranging from archaeology, history, biology and math to music fundamentals, rock climbing and kayaking. Cody and Worland-area residents can even be scholarshiped for beginning golf.
A very short application form must be completed and submitted in order to claim summer scholarship dollars. The form is simple, quick and can be taken care of while registering. Forms are available at the NWC centers in Cody and Worland, in the Enrollment Services Office of the Orendorff Building on campus in Powell, or online by following the Scholarships for 2007-08 link.
Application forms can be submitted up to June 3, the first day of summer classes, however, students are encouraged to apply early because funds are limited. The number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon available funds. Students bear the responsibility for any costs remaining after the scholarship is applied.
The six-week NWC summer session runs from June 3-July 16 in Cody and Powell and from May 6-June 27 in Worland.
For more information, e-mail Jennifer Stauffer , NWC scholarship specialist, or call (800) 560-4692, ext. 6040, (307) 754-6040.