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FULTON, Miss. (Press Release) — Adult learners who will attend classes at Itawamba Community College during the 2014 fall semester and who have not been enrolled in college for the previous two years have an opportunity to apply for the Adult Learner Incentive Scholarship.

The scholarship is designed to provide an incentive for new or returning students, age 23 or older, not enrolled in college for the previous two years, to enroll in classes and pursue a degree, according to Buddy Collins, vice president of Student Services.

“The Adult Learner Incentive Scholarship is designed to provide needed financial assistance to encourage adult learners to enter or re-enter,” Collins said. “We are aware that many adult learners face financial challenges, and we hope that this scholarship will be the catalyst for them to enroll or return to ICC. A college degree will enable them to be more competitive in today’s global economy.”

The scholarship provides half-tuition for one semester. Criteria for selection include Mississippi resident, enrollment in a minimum of six semester hours, meeting admission requirements and in good standing with ICC. The application deadline is Aug. 18.

A limited number of scholarships will be awarded by the date of application, Collins said. The scholarship cannot be combined with other ICC institutional scholarships.

To apply, those interested my complete an Adult Learner Incentive Scholarship application, which is available in the Student Affairs offices on both the Fulton and Tupelo campuses; on ICC’s website, www.iccms.edu, or by calling (662) 862-8254. Applicants must also complete the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) before the scholarship deadline.

For more information, contact Will Bunch, counselor and director of Scholarships, at (662) 862-8254 or whbunch@iccms.edu.

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