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Local Need-Based Scholarships

A variety of scholarships with a need-based component 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 who have completed the FAFSA before June 1 are automatically considered for all need-based scholarships, except where specific criteria are outlined in the following descriptions:

Michael and Joanna Abercrombie

Michael and Joanna Abercrombie of Salisbury established an endowed scholarship at the Community  Foundation of the Eastern Shore for  students enrolled in  the nursing  program  at  Wor-Wic.  Selection is  based on  financial need and scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Thomas and Loretta Adkins

Thomas Adkins, a retired captain with the Delmar Fire Department, and Loretta Adkins, a retired sergeant with the Maryland  State Police, provide $500 in  scholarship funds  each year for students enrolled in the criminal justice or emergency medical services program. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

AWB Engineers

AWB Engineers of Salisbury provides $1,000 in scholarship funds each year for students who have completed at least 24 credit hours in one of Wor-Wic’s engineering-related transfer program options (electronics, environmental science or manufacturing) who plan to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Bowdle Family

The Claudell Bowdle family of Salisbury provides a two-year scholarship in the amount of $5,000 each year for a resident of Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County who has been admitted into the nursing program. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement.

George Brous

Rose M. Brous and her sons have established an endowed scholarship in memory of her husband and their father, George N. Brous of Ocean City, who was a member of the original steering committee for the formation of the college in 1975. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Lois Brunkhorst

The late Lois E. Brunkhorst, RN, of Berlin, established an endowed scholarship for students enrolled in Wor-Wic’s nursing or radiologic technology program. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Applicants must be officially admitted into the program. They must demonstrate financial need and have a 3.00 grade point average. First preference is given to nursing students, with second priority to students enrolled in the radiologic technology program.

Kate Bunting

The Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association provides $1,000 in scholarship funds each year for this scholarship, which is named for the late Kate Bunting, a past president and member of the board of directors. Applicants must be enrolled in the hotel-motel-restaurant management program, and working or planning to work in the hospitality industry in Ocean City. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Doris Calcott

Richard S. “Dick” and Betty Wootten of Salisbury established an endowed scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore in memory of Mrs. Wootten’s mother, Doris Gay Calcott. Applicants must be graduating from high school in Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County and enrolled in an education transfer program at Wor-Wic. Selection is based on financial need, and recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average in order to receive the scholarship for a maximum of two consecutive years.

Milton and Thelma Conner

Friends and family members of the late Milton L. and Thelma C. Conner established an endowed scholarship fund in their memory. Mr. and Mrs. Conner were active in the hospitality industry in Ocean City for more than 40 years. Mrs. Conner was a member of Wor-Wic’s board of trustees from the founding of the college in 1975 to 1996. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Applicants are selected in the following priority order: 1) residents of Worcester County; 2) residents of Somerset County; and 3) residents of any other county. Selection is based on financial need, and recipients must maintain a 2.50 grade point average.

Max Cooley

Art and Billie Cooley of Salisbury established an endowed scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore in memory of their son, Max, who was pursuing a degree in business at Wor-Wic at the time of his death in 2007. Recipients must be graduating from a public or private high school in Wicomico County. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement.

Jim Dryden

The late Jim Dryden of Newark established an endowed scholarship fund for students from Worcester County to attend Wor-Wic. Income from the endowment is awarded to one student each semester. Applicants are selected in the following priority order: 1) nursing students; 2) radiologic technology students; and 3) business students. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Faculty

Wor-Wic's faculty members provide $500 in scholarship funds each year for full-time students who have declared a major and completed at least one term at Wor-Wic. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a 3.00 grade point average.

Fraternal Order of Eagles

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 4503 established an endowed scholarship at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore for students graduating from high school in Wicomico County. Priority is given to students with the greatest financial need, with secondary consideration given to students planning to major in nursing, emergency medical services or law enforcement. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average in order to receive the scholarship for a maximum of two consecutive years.

Avery Hall

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore provides $5,000 in scholarship funds each year for this scholarship, which is named for the late Avery W. Hall, a Salisbury businessman, civic leader and philanthropist, who was committed to the education of nursing students on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Applicants must be residents of Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County and enrolled in the nursing program. Selection is based on financial need, and recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Thomas Hanley

The Thomas G. Hanley Trust established an endowed scholarship in memory of Thomas G. Hanley, a businessman and philanthropist who lived in Ocean City. He was the owner and manager of the Ocean Lodge in  Ocean City  and the Coral Reef Apartments  in  Deerfield  Beach, Florida. Recipients must be from Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County and enrolled in the hotel-motel-restaurant management program. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 grade point average.

Richard Henson

An endowed scholarship for Wor-Wic students was established at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore with contributions received in memory of Richard A. Henson. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors from Wicomico County with a 3.00 grade point average. Selection is based on financial need, and recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average in order to receive the scholarship for a maximum of two consecutive years.

Hospitality Careers

Through gifts provided by individuals, businesses and organizations in the community, the Wor-Wic  Community College Foundation established an endowed scholarship fund for students enrolled in culinary arts or hotel-motel-restaurant management. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement.

Ray and Donna Hoy

Ray and Donna Hoy established an endowed scholarship for students enrolled in any credit program of study from Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County. Dr. Ray Hoy came to Wor-Wic in the summer of 2000, to serve as the second president of the college. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Selection is based on financial need and academic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Harry Kelley

Members of the Grand Ball of Ocean City Committee established an endowed scholarship in memory of the late Harry W. Kelley, mayor of Ocean City from 1970 to 1985. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships, which can be used for tuition, fees, books or any other related educational expenses at Wor-Wic. Recipients must be from Worcester County. Priority is given to Ocean City residents, with secondary consideration given to students enrolled in the hotel-motel-restaurant management program. Selection is based on financial need. Recipients must maintain a 2.50 grade point average.

Leslie Lynch

Kim Lynch, a 1996 graduate of Wor-Wic, provides $800 each year for this scholarship, which is named for her late husband, Leslie Howard Lynch. Applicants must be registered for six or more credit hours and have declared a major. Preference is given to students who are majoring in electronics. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Tres Lynch

The Bank of Ocean City provides $1,000 in scholarship funds each year for this scholarship, which is named for the late John B. “Tres” Lynch III, a second-generation member of the board of directors of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association and co-owner of the Commander Hotel, who died in 2008. Applicants must be enrolled in the hotel-motel-restaurant management program, and working or planning to work in the hospitality industry. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Arnold Maner

Friends of Dr. Arnold H. Maner established an endowed scholarship in honor of Wor-Wic’s founding president who retired in June of 2000 after 25 years of service. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement.

Julia Martin

Friends, family members and co-workers of the late Julia S. Martin, a developmental reading faculty member at the college, established this endowed scholarship fund for students who are at least 23 years old and whose diagnostic assessment scores indicate a need for one or more developmental reading courses. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Recipients must enroll in developmental reading during their first term at the college. Selection is based on financial need. Awards are provided to meet direct expenses for tuition, fees and/or books not covered by other sources of financial aid.

McCready Foundation

McCready Memorial Hospital and the Alice B. Tawes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provide $1,000 in scholarship funds each year for students who are enrolled in nursing and are planning to work on the Lower Eastern Shore. Preference is given to Somerset County residents. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement.

Michael McMullen

Friends and family members of the late Staff Sgt. Michael McMullen established an endowed scholarship fund for students enrolled in the emergency medical services program. A 2004 EMS graduate and career firefighter/paramedic with the Salisbury Fire Department, McMullen died in 2006 as a result of injuries sustained while serving with the Maryland Army National Guard in Iraq. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Selection is based on financial need, and recipients must maintain a 2.50 grade point average.

Medical Staff

The medical staff of Peninsula Regional Medical Center provides $1,500 each year for students studying medical office assisting. Applicants must be residents of Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement, and recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Louise Morgan

Louise Morgan of Salisbury, a retired nursing instructor at Wor-Wic, established an endowed scholarship at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore for students who have been admitted into Wor-Wic’s nursing program. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Preference is given to non-traditional students.

Virginia Nicoll

Family members of the late Virginia Holland Nicoll, RN, established an endowed scholarship in her memory. Born in Whaleyville, Mrs. Nicoll grew up in Berlin and enjoyed a successful 38-year career in nursing, serving for many years as director of nursing of the Wicomico County Health Department. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Applicants must be residents of Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County, officially admitted into Wor-Wic’s nursing program and planning to work on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement.

Debbie Parker

The Eastern Division Motorola Service Shops Association (EDMSSA) provides $2,000 in scholarship funds each year for this scholarship, which is named for the late Debbie Parker, business manager at Caldabaugh Communications from 1985 to 2002 and secretary of the EDMSSA from 2000 to 2002. Applicants must be enrolled in the electronics or computer studies program. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement, and recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Henry and Nellie Parker

The late Henry S. Parker and Nellie T. Parker of Salisbury established an endowed scholarship fund for students from Wicomico County to attend Wor-Wic. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Selection is based on financial need. Recipients must maintain a 2.50 grade point average.

PGH School of Nursing Alumni Association

The Peninsula General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association provides $500 in scholarship funds each year for a student enrolled in the nursing program. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Pocomoke City Area Health Care

The Pocomoke City Area Health Care Scholarship Inc. provides $1,000 in scholarship funds each year for students enrolled in Wor-Wic’s health care (nursing, radiologic technology or emergency medical services) programs. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Recipients must have at least 15 credit hours toward the completion of the program, and they must maintain a 3.00 grade point average. First preference is given to residents of Worcester, Somerset or Accomack County, with second priority to residents from Wicomico County. They must agree to work in one of the four counties on the Lower Eastern Shore for one year after their graduation. The scholarship funds are provided for a maximum of two years for full-time students and three years for part-time students.

Porter-Rinnier Family

William B. and Marlene P. Rinnier and their children, W. Blair and Lisa L. Rinnier, established an endowed scholarship in memory of their parents/grandparents, Isabelle Toulson and Harold Lankford Porter, and Ethelyn Hopkins and Leslie John Rinnier. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships, which can be used for tuition, fees or books. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Applicants are selected in the following priority order: 1) office technology students from Wicomico County; 2) office technology students from Worcester or Somerset County; 3) accounting, business or computer studies students; and 4) other students. Recipients must maintain a 2.50 grade point average.

Franklin and Gertrude Purnell

The L. Franklin and Gertrude H. Purnell Foundation provides $3,000 in scholarship funds each year through the Wor-Wic Community College Foundation for tuition and expenses for Wor-Wic nursing program applicants. Applicants must be residents of Worcester County with plans to practice nursing on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Preference is given to students who are enrolled on a full-time basis.

Elizabeth Pusey

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore provides $10,000 in scholarship funds from an endowed scholarship fund established by the late Elizabeth Brittingham Pusey, a lifelong resident of Wicomico County. Applicants must be high school graduates from Wicomico County who are enrolled in a transfer program at the college. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement.

Quota International of Salisbury

Quota International of Salisbury provides $1,000 in scholarship funds each year for students attending Wor-Wic. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Applicants are selected in the following priority order: 1) students who are hearing or speech impaired; 2) nursing students who intend to work with the hearing or speech impaired; and 3) nursing students. Scholarships can be awarded to new students if their diagnostic assessment scores do not indicate a need for any developmental education course work. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Donna Ragland

Donna Ragland of Salisbury provides $1,000 in scholarship funds each year for a student enrolled in any credit program of study. Applicants must be residents of Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Rotary Club of Salisbury

The Rotary Club of Salisbury provides $1,000 in scholarship funds each year for Wicomico County students who exemplify the principles of the organization. The principles of Rotary are based on honesty, fairness, high ethical standards, and international and community service. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement.

Salisbury Optimist Club

The Salisbury Optimist Club provides $500 in scholarship funds each year for a student enrolled in any credit program of study. Applicants must be residents of Wicomico County and they must enroll at Wor-Wic within two years after graduating from a high school in the county or returning from the military. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Marilyn and Samuel Seidel

Marilyn C. Seidel and the late Samuel W. Seidel of Salisbury established an endowed scholarship at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore for Wor-Wic students from Wicomico County enrolled in any credit program of study. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Preference is given to students who have completed 12 or more credit hours at the 100 level or above. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Gert Schockley

The Gert Shockley Foundation, established in memory of Gertrude W. Shockley, a member of the board of trustees at Wor-Wic Community College from 1980 until her death in 1991, provides two annual $2,000 scholarships, one for a student majoring in education and one for a student enrolled in any credit program of study. Selection is based on financial need, and recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average. Recipients must agree to complete 50 hours of volunteer work with disadvantaged students in coordination with the Shockley Foundation.

Shore Distributors

Shore Distributors, a wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, air conditioning and water-related systems, established an endowed scholarship fund for students in any credit program of study. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Sons of Italy

The Sons of Italy of Ocean City Lodge No. 2474 established an endowed scholarship for students from Worcester or Wicomico County to attend Wor-Wic. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Preference is given to students enrolled in general studies or business-related programs (accounting, business, computer studies, hotel-motel-restaurant management and office technology). Selection is based on financial need, and recipients must maintain a 2.50 grade point average.

John Spurrier

The Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Inc. provides $1,000 in scholarship funds each year for this scholarship, which is named for the late John W. Spurrier Sr., a past president who served as chairman of the scholarship committee for more than 20 years. Students must be Maryland residents and enrolled in the law enforcement program. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a high standard of excellence, and they must be employed or pursuing a career in the law enforcement field.

Taylor Bank

The Calvin B. Taylor Bank provides a $1,000 scholarship each year in memory of the late Calvin B. Taylor for a Worcester County high school graduate enrolled in Wor-Wic’s accounting, business, computer studies or office technology program. The scholarship funds are provided during the student’s first year of study, with an additional $200 incentive ($100 per term) if the student is named to the dean’s list. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Students must be registered for at least six credit hours, and preference is given to full-time students. Community involvement, school activities and whether or not the student plans to remain and work in the local area are also considered. In addition to the FAFSA, interested students must complete a “Calvin B. Taylor Memorial Scholarship Application,” available in the financial aid office.

Henry Lee Vineyard Jr.

Phyllis A. Vinyard of Salisbury established an endowed scholarship fund in memory of her husband, Henry Lee Vinyard Jr., an attorney in Salisbury for more than 35 years. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Applicants must be a minimum of 24 years of age and committed to completing a college degree. Selection is based
on financial need, and recipients must maintain a 2.75 grade point average.

C.T. and Ellen Webster

Richard C. Webster, son of the late C.T. and Ellen Ridgely Webster of Salisbury, provides $2,000 in scholarship funds each year for students enrolled in any of Wor-Wic’s transfer programs. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Preference is given to students who have completed 12 or more credit hours at the 100 level or above. Recipients must maintain a 3.00 grade point average.

Wor-Wic Foundation General Scholarship Fund

Through outright gifts, as well as interest income from endowment contributions, provided by individuals, businesses and organizations in the community, the Wor-Wic Community College Foundation established a general scholarship fund to help students who have financial need, without regard to program of study, county of residence or part-time or full-time enrollment status. These scholarships can help Maryland residents pay for tuition, fees, books, uniforms and any other related educational expenses at Wor-Wic. Recipients must maintain a 2.00 grade point average.

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