June 7, 2017
Story by Micah Oelze
Barton Community College now offers Barton Bound and Barton Fresh Start scholarships. These new awards will assist students more than before in affording a college education.
Barton Bound Scholarships are available to first-time college students who graduated from a Kansas High School the previous academic year and are Kansas Residents. There are four levels of awards offered based on a student’s GPA or ACT score: Elite, Excellence, Honor, and Achievement awards.
Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, or have an ACT score of 26 or higher, are eligible for an Elite Award which covers student’s tuition and book fees. Students with a 3.0-3.49 GPA or have an ACT score of 24 or 25 qualify for the Excellence Award for a $1,000 scholarship. Students with a 2.50-2.99 GPA or have an ACT of score 22 or 23 are eligible to receive The Honor Award of $800. Students with a 2.00-2.49 GPA or have an ACT of score 20 or 21 are eligible to receive the Achievement Award of $500.
Admissions Director Tana Cooper commented on the exciting opportunity these scholarships bring to the school.
“The best perk about the Barton Bound Scholarships is that qualified students with a 3.5 GPA or above can come to Barton for just the expenses of fees and housing if they choose to live on campus. Our fees are currently $36 per credit which helps save many qualified students a tremendous amount of money by paying a fraction of what they would have to pay at any other community college or four-year universities.”
Barton Fresh Start Scholarships are available to first-time Barton students who graduated from a Kansas high school with a GPA of 3.0 or higher prior to the most recent academic year, and who are seeking to complete a degree or certificate with Barton. Fresh Start Scholarships are available to students based on their enrollment level. Eligible full-time students (12 or more credit hours) are awarded $1,000, three-quarter time students (nine to 11 credit hours) are awarded $750, half-time students (six to 8 credit hours) and less than half-time students are awarded $250.
Cooper also explained how the Barton Fresh Start program will help with a common occurrence she has seen recently in her office.
“We have a lot of students who go to a larger university and find they aren’t ready for a larger campus. The Fresh Start program is great for those students to come back and get the one-on-one attention and financial assistance they need to succeed.”
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