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Representatives from Alabama’s community colleges will be meeting with our U.S. Senators and Representatives in Washington, D.C. soon to ask for reinstatement of Year Round (Summer) Pell Grants.
As you may know, Pell Grants are currently designed to cover full-time enrollment during 2 semesters per year. Reinstatement of Year Round (Summer) Pell (which was discontinued several years ago) would allow students to enroll continuously, full-time if they wish, all 3 semesters - during fall, spring and summer terms.
If you are a Pell Grant recipient, please let us know what a difference having Pell has made to you, your ability to attend college and to be successful. If you feel you would benefit from Year Round (Summer) Pell – whether it’s the continuity of learning, the availability of required courses that are only offered certain semesters, the opportunity to finish sooner and start your career, or something else — please especially let us know that as well.
Here’s how to participate:
1) Send comments by email – from a few lines to a few paragraphs – to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate “My Pell Story” in the subject line. Be sure to include your name, hometown, and major (if decided). Feel free to also include a photo.
2) Record your own video and send us a link – or post and tag #myPellstory @WallaceState
3) Schedule with our office to record your video testimonial – email email@example.com or call Jesse at x8361
Please be as concise as you can. Submissions are encouraged as soon as possible and no later than March 21.
Almost 70 percent of our students receive some sort of financial aid. Let us share your story with the decision makers in Washington, D.C.! There’s power in numbers!
Director, WSCC Communications & Marketing,
and Administrator, The Evelyn Burrow Museum
Wallace State Community College
801 Main Street NW, Hanceville AL 35077
The University of Alabama at Birmingham will offer two outstanding Wallace State Community College students a UAB Presidential Scholarship, which will cover the cost of tuition and academic-related fees for four semesters beginning the 2017 Fall Semester.
The deadline to turn in the application packet to Wallace State's Financial Aid office Feb. 17. Visit the Other Scholarship Opportunities section of the Wallace State Financial Aid page for more information and to download the application.
In order to qualify the nominee must meet the following criteria:
Area residents with a little Irish blood running through their veins or anyone who would like to visit the Emerald Isle may want to consider signing up to travel to Ireland with the Wallace State Abroad travel program offered through the Evelyn Burrow Museum.
A May 2017 trip is in the works for a week’s adventure in Ireland, with an option for a three-day extension to Belfast. The cost of the trip includes round-trip airfare, accommodations, on-tour transportation, regional-style meals, full-time tour director, expert local guides, guided sightseeing, entrances to attractions on the itinerary, and end-to-end support for travelers. The cost starts at $3,210 and can be split into monthly payments.
After an overnight flight to Dublin (voted one of the top 10 cities to visit in 2016 by Lonely Planet), the itinerary begins with a walking tour of the city, including Grafton Street shopping district and Temple Bar, the cultural heart of Dublin. A guided tour of Dublin continues the next day with visits to the Georgian squares, O’Connell Street, St. Stephen’s Green, Phoenix Park, Trinity College to see the Book of Kells and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Day four of the trip will be spent in Cork, with a visit to the Queenstown Experience. The next day will find you in Killarney, with an en excursion to Kinsale and a visit to Blarney Castle, home of the famous Blarney Stone. A second day in Killarney includes an excursion to the Ring of Kerry and a visit to the Bog Museum.
The next day it’s a visit to Cashel Rock in Killarney before returning to Dublin for a final day that includes a walking tour focusing on the 1916 rebellion and free time to explore on your own.
A three-day extension to Belfast is available at an additional coast. That itinerary includes a sightseeing tour of Belfast, the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, and Bushmills Distillery.
The trip is scheduled to depart on May 16, with a return date of May 24 unless the three-day extension is added.
To avoid a late fee, sign up by February 10. Currently spots are filling up, and many students and community members have expressed interest.
For more information about the trip, contact Kristen Holmes at 256.352.8118 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.wallacestate.edu/abroad. To enroll online, visit www.efcst.com/1859634UB or call EF Travel Support at 877.485.4184.
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