The Victoria College Foundation has awarded $23,876.30 for dual-credit scholarships in the Spring 2018 semester to students throughout its seven-county service area.
In 2016, the VC Foundation began partnering with the VISD Education Foundation to award matching scholarships to VISD students taking dual-credit classes.
“We wanted to help VISD, but we also wanted to seek opportunities to assist students from private schools and other school districts in Victoria College’s service area,” said VC Foundation Executive Director Amy Mundy. “At the same time we established the VISD partnership, the VC Foundation also established a dual-credit scholarship process for other schools and counties in our service area.”
In addition to VISD dual-credit scholarship recipients, 15 students in Victoria County attending Bloomington and St. Joseph high schools, Faith Academy or being home schooled will receive a combined $3,227.30.
Other counties receiving scholarships are:
- Lavaca County (22 students receiving $6,678.60),
- Jackson County (11 students receiving $2,679.60),
- Gonzales County (five students receiving $1,782),
- DeWitt County (14 students receiving $4,472.40),
- and Calhoun County (18 students receiving $5,018.40).
“Victoria College draws students from across the Crossroads area,” said VC President Dr. David Hinds. “Dual-credit classes are an important bridge to higher education for many students, including some that may have never even considered education beyond high school. We are very thankful to the VC Foundation for recognizing this and creating opportunities for more high school students outside VISD to attain college credits.”