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Local Merit Scholarships

A variety of scholarships based on scholastic achievement are available to Wor-Wic students through funding provided by individuals, businesses and organizations associated with the college or the college’s foundation. All registered students are automatically considered for all local merit scholarships, except where specific criteria are outlined in the following descriptions:

Robert Almon and Michael Gray

Wor-Wic's criminal justice department established a scholarship in honor of Professor Emeritus Robert E. Almon (1976-1987) and in memory of Professor Emeritus Michael D. Gray (1980-2005). In addition to their significant professional contributions to law enforcement training on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, both have made generous financial gifts to this scholarship fund. Applicants must be criminal justice students who are registered for six or more credit hours. Selection is based on scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 2.50 grade point average.

Board of Trustees

The board of trustees provides a two-year, full tuition scholarship for the most academically-talented high school senior applicant from each of the 10 public high schools and two of the four private high schools in Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties. Applicants must have at least a 3.25 grade point average on an unweighted 4.0 scale, they must apply for admission to Wor-Wic before April 1 of their senior year in high school and they must complete a “Board of Trustees Scholarship Application” form. The scholarships are awarded to the applicants with the highest grade point average from each school, followed by the highest total number of credits earned and the earliest admission application. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average and enroll in consecutive fall and spring terms. Recipients can use the scholarship funds in the summer terms as long as they do not exceed 70 credit hours.

Marilyn and Andrew Booth

Marilyn G. and Andrew W. Booth of Salisbury established an endowed scholarship for students enrolled in any of Wor-Wic’s engineering technology transfer program options. Marilyn is a 1986 graduate of Wor-Wic, and Andy is founder of AWB Engineers and has been a member of the college’s board of trustees since 2006. Interest from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Preference is given to full-time students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue abachelor’s degree in engineering. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, and recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Garland and Vivian Bull

The late Garland D. and Vivian J. Bull of Pocomoke City established a perpetual scholarship fund with a $20,000 donation to the Wor-Wic Community College Foundation. Income from the endowment is awarded in the following priority order: 1) nursing students from Pocomoke City; 2) radiologic technology students from Pocomoke City; 3) nursing students from Worcester County; 4) radiologic technology students from Worcester County; 5) nursing students from Somerset or Accomack County; and 6) radiologic technology students from Somerset or Accomack County. Selection is based on scholastic achievement. Recipients must have and maintain a 3.00 grade point average. They must agree to work in either Worcester, Somerset or Accomack County for one year after their graduation from Wor-Wic. The scholarship funds are provided for a maximum of two years for full-time students and three years for part-time students. The funds are provided after the recipient successfully completes the term.

Maureen CapelliI

Dr. Stephen L. Capelli, Wor-Wic’s vice president for academic and student affairs, along with other family and friends, established an endowed scholarship in memory of his wife, Maureen D. Capelli, an educator for more than 30 years. Income from the endowment is used for annual scholarships. Preference is given to students who  are majoring  in education who plan to transfer to a four-year college after earning an associate degree. Recipients must have completed at least 12 credit hours at Wor-Wic with  a 2.50 grade point  average, and they must maintain a 3.00 GPA each term in order to continue receiving the scholarship.

Cindy Costa

Shelley Lynch of Salisbury created a scholarship of $500 in memory of Cindy Costa, a second-year radiologic technology student who died of cancer in the fall of 2008, before she was able to obtain her degree. Applicants must be enrolled in the radiologic technology program. The scholarship is awarded in the spring term of the student’s second year. Selection is based on scholastic achievement and an essay submitted to the radiologic technology department head.

Delmarva Power

Delmarva Power provides $1,000 in scholarship funds each year for students majoring in electronics. Selection is based on scholastic achievement.

Draper Family

The Thomas H. Draper family (WBOC-TV 16 and Delmarva Online) established an endowed scholarship for computer studies or electronics students. Interest from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Selection is based on scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Eastern Shore Golf Hall of Fame

The Eastern Shore Golf Hall of Fame provides $1,000 in scholarship funds each year for a student enrolled in the turf management program. Selection is based on scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 2.75 grade point average.

Easton Elks

The Easton Elks Lodge No. 1622 established an endowed scholarship fund for students from Talbot and Caroline counties to attend Wor-Wic. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Applicants are selected in the following priority order: 1) students whose fathers or other relatives are members of the Elks; 2) students who have been accepted into Wor-Wic’s certificate or associate degree nursing program; and 3) students enrolled in any other program of study. Selection is based on scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 2.50 grade point average.

Electronics Employers

Local companies interested in developing a pool of skilled electronic engineering technicians for future employment opportunities have established an endowed scholarship fund for students majoring in electronics. Contributors included Delmarva Power, Filtronic Comtek, K&L Microwave, Lorch Microwave, Peninsula Regional Medical Center and RelComm Technologies. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Selection is based on scholastic achievement.

Faculty Honors

Wor-Wic's faculty members provide $500 in scholarship funds each spring to a student who has successfully completed one or more honors courses or who is registered for an honors course. Selection is based on scholastic achievement and an essay submitted to the honors program committee.

Avery Hall Insurance

The Avery Hall Insurance Group provides $1,000 in scholarship funds each year for students enrolled in any credit program of study. Selection is based on scholastic achievement.

Barbara Hall

The late Elizabeth S. Hall of Salisbury established an endowed scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore in memory of her daughter, Barbara Rogers Hall, who worked in emergency medicine for most of her professional career. Applicants must be residents of Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County and enrolled in emergency medical services at Wor-Wic. Selection is based on scholastic achievement.

Brian Heller

In memory of their son, Deputy 1st Class Brian K. Heller, who died in the line of duty in 2000, Connie and David Widmann of Parsonsburg, other Heller family members, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 50 and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office established an endowed scholarship fund for residents of Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County enrolled in the criminal justice program. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, and recipients must maintain a 2.50 grade point average.

Ruth Langeler

Chapter V, Maryland, of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, established an endowed scholarship fund with a $25,000 donation in memory of Ruth R. Langeler of Salisbury, an educator, and a founder and charter member of the local chapter. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Preference is given to female students. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, and recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Paul and Geraldine Martin

The late Paul and Geraldine Martin established an endowed scholarship at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore for Wicomico County residents to attend Wor-Wic. Paul Martin was mayor of Salisbury from 1982 to 1998. Applicants must be enrolled in nursing or radiologic technology. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, and recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

David Mason

The Mason family of Berlin established an endowed scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore in memory of David A. Mason. Applicants must be graduating seniors from Stephen Decatur High School. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, and recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Michael and Patricia Masterson

Michael E. and Patricia C. Masterson of Berlin provide $500 in scholarship funds each year for students enrolled in the general studies program. Selection is based on scholastic achievement. Applicants must have completed at least one semester at Wor-Wic with a 3.00 grade point average.

Eric Monk

The Tri-County Lodge of the Maryland Troopers Association established an endowed scholarship fund in memory of Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class Eric D. Monk, who died in the line of duty in Somerset County in 1988. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Applicants must be residents of Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County and enrolled in the criminal justice program. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, and recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Peninsula Insurance

Peninsula Insurance provides $1,000 in scholarship funds each year for students enrolled in any credit program of study. Selection is based on scholastic achievement.

Kristin Rendine

Friends and family members of the late Kristin Rendine established an endowed  scholarship fund  for  early  childhood  education students at Wor-Wic. The daughter of Paul and Nancy Rendine of Salisbury and a 2000 general studies graduate, Kristin  ultimately  wanted to become a teacher. She re-enrolled to complete a degree in early childhood education, but she did not live long enough to achieve her goal. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Selection is based on scholastic achievement and an essay submitted to the human services department head. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Mark and Lucille Rudnick

Mark and Lucille Rudnick established an endowed scholarship fund for nursing students from Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County enrolled in NUR 252. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, with preference given to students who are involved in the nursing student organi- zation. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Anne Smith

The Student Government Association established an endowed scholarship in memory of the late Anne K. Smith, a chemical dependency counseling student from Snow Hill. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Recipients must have completed at least 15 credit hours in one of Wor-Wic’s credit programs of study, have a 3.00 grade point average and currently be registered for at least six credit hours. Selection is based on scholastic achievement. Preference is given to students who are majoring in chemical dependency counseling.

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