In response to recent increases in nontraditional student enrollment, Northwest College will begin offering “Trapper Adult Learner” scholarships this year for part-time students ages 24 and older.
The college’s scholarship offer is funded by the NWC Foundation, a private, nonprofit corporation that secures and manages gifts on behalf of the college.
Previously, Northwest College had limited scholarships and funding dedicated to part-time adult learners, according to NWC Foundation Executive Director Shelby Wetzel.
“Evolving patterns of student enrollment mean we need to update scholarship award practices to strategically use our financial resources in meeting the needs of potential student populations,” Wetzel said.
Trapper Adult Learner awards will be merit based and available to both full-time and part-time adult students, who are enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours.
Based on the current Trapper Scholarship award model, nontraditional students enrolled in 6-11.5 credits will be eligible for prorated awards equal to half the value of the current, full-time enrollment.
All Trapper Scholarships are awarded according to a set of criteria including applicants’ enrollment history, academic qualifications and residency.
For more information, contact Wetzel at Shelby.Wetzel@nwc.edu or 307-754-6110.