MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) — Students at Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will have the chance to have half their tuition paid, thanks to a new scholarship coming this fall.

The college said the “Continuing Excellence Scholarship” will be available to students at both the Muscle Shoals and Phil Campbell campuses – as long as they meet certain requirements listed below. The competitive scholarship covers half of a student’s tuition for the fall semester.

  • 2.5 minimum GPA on all college coursework
  • Successful completion of 30 credit hours at NW-SCC
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Completed application and 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

“We hope this will help relieve financial burdens for those that are so close to completing their degree or certificate program this fall,” said Dr. Crystal Reed, NW-SCC’s Dean of Students.

The college’s public information officer, Trent Randolph, told News 19 that the administration hopes to push students to finish the degrees that they have started.

“It’s hard to finish when you’re working, you’re taking a full load of classes, and we want to be able to reward those students,” Randolph said.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is August 1, 2022. Applications are available here.