JULIA HEISE SCHOLARSHIP

Upward Bound and Student Support Services at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise established a scholarship in honor of Julia R. Heise, a former proponent and director of these TRIO programs at the College for 28 years.  One $500 scholarship will be awarded to either an incoming student or a student currently enrolled at the College.

 To qualify, students must:

            1. Meet TRIO eligibility criteria:
                        a) first generation and/or low-income

                        b) low-income with a disability

Income must be verified through participating TRIO program, the Director of Financial Aid, or the FAFSA.

             2. Demonstrate academic potential:

                        a) GPA of 2.5 or better

                        b) completed college prep curriculum from high      school if applicant is an incoming first-year student              

                              

APPLICATION

Students must submit a 500-word essay addressing the following question: "How has TRIO made a difference for you?" Completed applications should be submitted to:

TRIO Student Support Services
ATTN: Linda Couch
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
1 College Avenue
Wise, VA  24293 

The application deadline is March 31, 2015.  A committee comprised of the TRIO directors and the Director of Financial Aid will make the selection and the scholarship will be awarded for fall 2015.

 Renewal is contingent upon:

1. Maintaining the GPA requirement and making sufficient progress toward degree completion.

2. Being enrolled at the College.

3. Being in good standing as defined by the College’s Code of Conduct.

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