$10,000 Loan Forgiven upon Graduation

Wilmington College anticipates well over 100 students from Clinton County students will be enrolled for the 2021-22 academic year when Fall Semester classes start in late August.

Most are taking advantage of a unique, strategic initiative known as Clinton County SUCCEEDS.

The Clinton County SUCCEEDS program features a loan-to-grant award of up to $10,000 for local residents. Qualification for the program is determined by students’ financial need. Also, in many cases, the loan-to-grant can be combined with other grants, scholarships and institutional financial aid.

The loan-to-grant program includes $2,000 in annual loans issued for each of students’ freshmen and sophomore years, and $3,000 in annual loans for each of their junior and senior years. Upon their graduation from Wilmington College, the students’ loan amount of as much as $10,000 will be completely forgiven.

Students earning a two-year degree at Southern State Community College are eligible to receive the $3,000 loan-to-grant for each of their final two years upon transferring to WC with the same graduation requirement for loan forgiveness.

For WC’s fall 2021 enrollment, eligible students include May 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 graduates from Blanchester, Clinton-Massie, East Clinton and Wilmington high schools, along with Wilmington Christian Academy. In addition, it’s open to graduates who are Clinton County residents that were home-schooled or attended schools outside the county, and non-residents who attended Clinton County schools.

Questions about Clinton County SUCCEEDS can be directed to WC’s Sonia Thompson, assistant director of Student One Stop, at 937.481.2353 or sonia_thompson@wilmington.edu.

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