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News 2014

News 2014



Belmont College Trustees Scholarship Extended

Belmont College Trustees Scholarship, which saves local graduates thousands, extended for 2014 high school graduates.

Trustees Scholarship Extension

Belmont College student and graduate of St. Clairsville High School, Maddie Harrison, is a Trustees Scholarship recipient. Harrison is a second-year student pursuing a degree in accounting; her anticipated graduation date is June 2015. After graduation she would like to advance her career in banking and is considering continuing on to a four-year institution to receive a bachelor’s degree. Harrison currently serves as president of the Belmont College branch of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.

St. Clairsville, OH (November 20, 2014) – Belmont College announced today that the Trustees Scholarship will be extended through the spring 2015 semester for all eligible 2014 high school graduates. The Trustees Scholarship at Belmont College offers a tuition-only award to students to cover the cost of up to 6 academic terms after other forms of need-based financial aid have been applied.


“Typically, Trustees Scholars must enter Belmont College no later than the fall term immediately following their high school graduation, “ said Dr. Paul Gasparro, President. “However, this year we have decided to once again extend the scholarship an extra term for eligible 2014 graduates.”


Comprehensive community colleges, like Belmont, are a less expensive alternative to many higher priced four-year institutions. From the 2006/2007 through the 2013/2014 academic years, Belmont has awarded $3.1 million to local students through the Trustees Scholarship.


Gasparro went on to say, “At Belmont College, we strive to make college affordable for our students, so that emphasis can be placed on academics instead of how to pay for tuition. Whether their destination is the workforce or an advanced degree, starting at Belmont College enables Trustees Scholarship recipients the opportunity to benefit from lower costs and easy transferability to a four-year institution for degree completion.”


2014 high school graduates must meet eligibility requirements in order to receive the Trustees Scholarship extension, meaning that they must enroll at Belmont College for the spring 2015 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.


Some of the fastest growing career fields 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 and the Associate of Science 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 740.695.8510.


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