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Belmont College Trustees Scholarship Extended

2012 High School Graduates Can Still Take Advantage of Scholarship


St. Clairsville, OH (October 5, 2012) – Belmont College announced today that the Trustees Scholarship would be extended through the Spring 2013 Semester for all eligible 2012 high school graduates. Normally Trustees Scholars must enter Belmont College no later than the fall term immediately following their high school graduation, however this year Belmont has decided to extend the Scholarship an extra term for eligible 2012 graduates.


“In today’s world decisions regarding where to attend college come at a time when higher education costs continue to increase and many students wonder how they will pay for a college education,” said Dr. Joseph E. Bukowski, President. “At Belmont College, we strive to make college affordable so that emphasis can be placed on academics instead of on how students will pay for tuition.”


Comprehensive community colleges, like Belmont, are a less expensive alternative to many higher priced four-year institutions. From the 2006/2007 through the 2011/2012 academic years, Belmont has awarded $2,319,068 to local students through the Trustees Scholarship.


“The Belmont College Board of Trustees and I hope that students will take advantage of the Scholarship extension deadline,” said Dr. Bukowski. “Making Belmont a part of college planning can not only save a significant amount of money but also provide students the opportunity to obtain the first two years of a bachelor’s degree close to home.”


2012 high school graduates must meet eligibility requirements in order to receive the Trustees Scholarship extension meaning that they must enroll at Belmont for the Spring 2013 Semester. Additionally these students must meet residency requirements for Belmont, Harrison, or Monroe Counties and have graduated from a high school in one of these Counties.

Whether their destination is the workforce or an advanced degree, starting at Belmont enables Trustees Scholarship recipients the opportunity to benefit from lower costs for a college education and also easy transferability to a four-year institution for degree completion.


Some of the fastest growing career fields in the country such as nursing, healthcare assistants, and information systems employ Belmont College graduates. The College offers not only certificate and degree programs in the areas of business, allied health, public safety, industrial technologies, and engineering technologies but also the Associate of Arts (AA) and the Associate of Science (AS) degrees; the AA and AS degrees are virtually the first two years of a bachelor’s degree.


For more information about the Trustees Scholarship extension, call 740.699.3809.


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