NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ALLOWS HIGH SCHOOLS STUDENTS A CHANCE TO GAIN COLLEGE CREDIT
Story by WVUA 23’s Lacey Beasley.
Hundreds of rising high school seniors will soon be able to take up to six college credits for free before they even graduate. As a part of Elevate Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa City Schools is offering scholarships to students in their dual enrollment program beginning in the fall.
Credits are offered through the University of Alabama, Stillman College, and Shelton State.
“This is another tool that we can use to distinguish Tuscaloosa from other cities in the United States,” said Mayor Maddox.
Every student who applies is guaranteed scholarship money, as long as qualifications are met.
A total of $500,000 will be given toward this scholarship fund, including tuition, fees, and books.
For families that may be in a financially difficult situation, this program could save them big bucks.
“There’s a significant savings to you, in the thousands of dollars by taking advantage of it,” said Maddox.