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We are blessed to administer several scholarship funds that benefit current students and alumni. We offer need-based and merit-based scholarships that are awarded annually. Learn more on our application process and how to donate to each fund below. 

PEARL Scholarship

We are privileged and pleased to announce a scholarship that is now available, having been established by an anonymous donor family. The PEARL Scholarship is designed to enable a family at Westminster Catawba Christian School, in need of assistance for providing educational interventions for a student with learning differences, with additional financial support to see a student develop their God given abilities and allow the pearl within them to be found and developed.  We are thrilled that the Lord has provided this opportunity through this generous and loving family!  Applications will be accepted until April 4, 2022, and preference is given to children of WCCS Faculty and Staff.

About the PEARL Scholarship

1 Peter 1:6-7 says, “In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

This is a reminder that there is joy in the struggle. Sometimes students with special learning needs require assistance to move from the struggle to the joy of learning. However, this assistance comes at a great cost, including financial. Motivational speaker and author Susan C. Young wrote, “As a pearl is formed and its layers grow, a rich iridescence begins to glow. The oyster has taken what was at first an irritation and intrusion and uses it to enrich its value.”

We are privileged and pleased to announce a scholarship that is now available, having been established by an anonymous donor family. The PEARL Scholarship is designed to enable a family at Westminster Catawba Christian School, in need of assistance for providing educational interventions for a student with learning differences, with additional financial support to see a student develop their God given abilities and allow the pearl within them to be found and developed.

We are thrilled that the Lord has provided this opportunity through this generous and loving family! Applications will be accepted until April 4, 2022, and preference is given to children of WCCS Faculty and Staff.

Requirements for Qualification

(1) Student must be enrolled in WCCS for the following school year.

(2) The family must have a demonstrated financial need and must have applied for Variable Tuition through the FACTS system.

(3) The student must have documented learning needs and an ISP.

(4) The family must be actively involved in a local church, serving as part of the Body of Christ.

(5) The student must be in good standing with WCCS, with no major discipline issues over the past year.

(6) The student must demonstrate faithfulness in their effort to learn at school.

(7) The parents must demonstrate a commitment to the interventions recommended by the school.

(8) The children of WCCS faculty and staff are encouraged to apply and will be given priority.

Academic Achievement & Christian Character Scholarship

The Academic Achievement and Christian Character Scholarship (“AACC”) was designed by a 10 member committee made up of parents, faculty, and alumni parents of WCCS. At the end of each academic year, a $1,000 tuition-assistance scholarship is awarded to one rising senior. The expressed desire in developing this scholarship was to challenge and encourage our students to aim high in academic excellence and Christian character and to reward them for their achievement.

Requirements for Qualification

(1) A minimum, cumulative GPA of 4.00 by the end of the first semester of junior year at Westminster Catawba Christian School; and

(2) Completion of the Scholarship Application; and

(3) Submission of an essay of 800 – 1200 words on the topic of a person of godly character who has made a strong, positive impact on the candidate. (The person does not have to be personally known to the candidate, but may be a current famous or historical person including a person in the Bible); and

(4) Enrollment at WCCS for the senior year.

Selection Information

The scholarship recipient will be chosen by a majority vote of the AACC Scholarship Committee, which will be comprised of the high school principal and four (4) other faculty. The scholarship winner will be determined based upon GPA, the essay, and an evaluation of the candidate’s demonstration of Christian character. The recipient of the award will be announced at the annual Academic Awards night in May.

How to Apply

Juniors who are eligible to apply for the AACC Scholarship will be notified by mail at the beginning of the fourth academic quarter. Those who wish to apply will be provided with instructions on how to complete and return their application for review by the committee.

How to Contribute to the AACC Scholarship Fund

Contributions to the Academic Achievement & Christian Character Scholarship Fund at WCCS can be made online or by check payable to Westminster Catawba Christian School and mailed to:

WCCS
Attn: Development Office
2650 India Hook Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732

In the memo of your check, please be sure to indicate “AACC Scholarship Fund.” For questions or additional information, please contact Lisa Barlow by phone at (803) 328-5404 or email lbarlow@wccs.org.

J. Scott Morgan Scholarship

The J. Scott Morgan Scholarship Fund was established in November 2014 to create a fund to be held and administered by WCCS to provide assistance to young alumni pursuing God’s calling in their lives. This fund will provide an annual $1,000 scholarship to support alumni in their post-high school academic and pre-professional careers while also recognizing the continued demonstration of Christian character after graduation from WCCS.

About J. Scott Morgan

Scott Morgan was father to three WCCS alumni. For many years, he was a loyal supporter of WCCS, having served as a member of the Board, a proud cheerleading dad, and even a substitute teacher. Scott truly lived out his calling as a human resources manager where he touched the hearts and changed the lives of his colleagues. He had a heart for mentoring young people during the pursuit of their own calling. He encouraged and challenged many young adults to seek enriching experiences such as internships or study abroad in search of where God has called them.

Requirements for Qualification

(1) Must be a graduate of WCCS who remains in good standing with the school; and

(2) Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at an accredited college or university in the United States (applies to 2-year and 4-year programs); and

(3) Must exemplify leadership potential, Christ-like values, and good moral character after graduation from WCCS, as demonstrated in both academics and campus involvement; and

(4) Must have a minimum, cumulative collegiate GPA of 2.75.

Selection Information

A one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarship will be awarded annually to one WCCS alumnus/alumna enrolled in a degree-seeking program at a collegiate institution. These monies can be used to underwrite the expenses incurred by participation in internships, co-operative education programs, volunteer work, travel/study abroad, research, conferences, or other experiences that are being pursued by the student in order to guide his/her path towards the career into which God is calling. At the completion of the funded project, the recipient must report back to the committee on his or her experience.

How to Contribute to the J. Scott Morgan Scholarship Fund

Contributions to the J. Scott Morgan Scholarship Fund at WCCS can be made online or by check payable to Westminster Catawba Christian School and mailed to:

WCCS
Attn: Development Office
2650 India Hook Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732

In the memo of your check, please be sure to indicate “J. Scott Morgan Scholarship Fund.” For questions or additional information, please contact Lisa Barlow by phone at (803) 328-5404 or email lbarlow@wccs.org.

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