Early College Scholarships Offer Students Jump on Education

May 16, 2005

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University has announced more than $100,000 in scholarship money is available for high school juniors and seniors interested in getting a jump start on their college education.

Students who enroll in WSU's Early College and Concurrent Enrollment programs are able to pursue university credits while still attending high school.

The new scholarship money is available to qualified Early College students based on merit.  Eligible students must: be admitted to the Early College program, enroll in at least six credit hours (usually two courses) and have an index score of 106 or above (index score based on high school GPA and ACT composite score).

"These scholarships offer qualified students an opportunity to discover all that Weber State has to offer and provides a strong foundation for their future college education," said WSU Provost Michael Vaughan.

A junior in high school entering the program could earn an associate's degree by the time they graduate from high school. The credits earned may be transferred to any Utah public college or university.

"Students find the Early College option appealing because it allows them to attend the university and earn college credit that also fulfills high school graduation requirements," said Amanda Webster, WSU's Early College program coordinator.

Parent and student information sessions are offered on a regular basis throughout the year. To learn more about the program or attend an information session, visit weber.edu/earlycollege or contact the Early College office at (801) 626-7362.
Contact:

Kristie Nielsen, marketing coordinator continuing education
(801) 626-6774 · knielsen@weber.edu

Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7212 · jkowalewski@weber.edu

Weber State UniversityOgden, Utah 84408

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