Local university offers $500 scholarship just for enrollment

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News 12 This Morning/Friday January 3, 2014

(WRDW)--Southern Wesleyan University is seeing big changes this new year.

"Big change for the new year. Time to turn over a new leaf," said Jason Norton.

A new leaf lightening the pockets of students at SWU in North Augusta who are going to school there anytime in January, February and/or March of 2014.

"Any students who're interested in coming back to school now until March has the opportunity to participate in the president's scholarship," Norton, Regional Director at SWU, explained. "It will be $500 off. It'll be a $500 scholarship."

Norton says--there's no award application to fill out--no special circumstances needed--if you enroll--you get the $500 scholarship.

"For any student enrolling in our adult or graduate or our only courses," Norton said.

The average person's student debt minimum is more than $300 a month, according to the U.S. Department of Education. So, getting a $500 scholarship from SWU could mean a lot to a student's financial future.

"It's a big thing because it's another avenue for somebody to pursue their education and make the change in their life and their career," said Norton.

As News 12 reported in December, SWU is tailored toward non-traditional students who may be working during the day.

Norton tells me the scholarship was first offered January through March of 2013.

Now it's being offered again and Norton says and it's something the school hopes continue offering in the future--to help their students.

"Hopefully in the future we will be offering it," he said. "Again, Southern Wesleyan is geared toward the adult working professional. Our classes are just at night or in the evening. If any adult has any concerns about going back and they have kind of cold feet--we're here to help them through the process."

The scholarship is made possible by the university's president, Dr. Todd Voss--and people can still take advantage of it.

Classes at SWU are offered throughout January, February and March, so if you're interested in applying, call the North Augusta office at (803) 426-7981 or click on the link below.

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