2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Sep 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Financial Information



Tuition Rates

The college reserves the right to change tuition rates without prior notice.

In-County $124 per credit hour
Out-of-County $248 per credit hour
Out-of-State Bordering County $249 per credit hour
Out-of-State $311 per credit hour

The in-county rate applies to residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties. The out-of-county rate applies to Maryland residents who live outside of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties. The out-of-state bordering county rate applies to residents who live in Accomack County, Virginia, and Sussex County, Delaware. The out-of-state rate applies to residents of any state other than Maryland.

The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 as amended by the Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016 requires that public institutions of higher education charge qualifying veterans, dependents and other eligible individuals tuition and fees at the rate for in-state residents. Wor-Wic’s in-state rates vary based on county residency. Information about eligibility is provided in Appendix H .

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students are eligible for in county tuition rates if they meet the college’s residency requirements. Non- U.S. citizens who meet the requirements of the Maryland Dream Act can pay in-state tuition rates. Go to the college website for eligibility information.

Residency Requirements

At the time of admission or whenever a student reports a change in student information, he or she must confirm his or her domicile for tuition classification purposes. As used here, “domicile” is defined as “a student’s permanent place of abode, where physical presence and possessions are maintained with the intention of remaining indefinitely” or “the permanent place of abode of any person or persons contributing more than one-half of the student’s financial support during the most recently-completed year.” To establish domicile, an individual must permanently reside in the state or in the county for three months prior to the beginning of the term. However, this does not automatically guarantee domicile status and supporting evidence of residency could be required in the form of income tax returns, driver’s license, vehicle registration, insurance policies, voter registration, rental agreements and/or other documents.

Tuition Waivers

Tuition (not including fees) is waived for Maryland residents who are 60 years old or older or who are retired as a result of a disability as defined by the Social Security or Railroad Retirement Act, who enroll in any credit class that has at least 10, or is being continued with less than 10, regularly-enrolled students. Members of the Maryland National Guard who have two or more years of service remaining are eligible for a 50% tuition waiver. Appropriate documentation for a Maryland National Guard waiver must be presented each term. In order to receive a tuition waiver based on retirement due to a disability, the student must provide appropriate documentation from the Social Security Administration. In order to receive a tuition waiver based on disability, students must submit documentation of the disability and apply for federal financial aid annually. The disability waiver is applied only when the financial aid awarded to the student does not fully cover tuition charges. The senior citizen tuition waivers are provided on a space-available basis. In order to qualify for a senior citizen tuition waiver, the student must provide proof that his or her 60th birthday has occurred prior to the first class session. Tuition waiver forms are available in student services.

Dual Enrollment

The College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013 offers qualified dual enrollment students discounts for tuition. Public high school students in Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County, as well as Delmar High School students who live in Maryland, can enroll in fall and spring term classes for free if they qualify for free and reduced meals (FARM), while those who do not qualify for FARM pay 90% of the 75% tuition rate.

Students attending the Salisbury School, Salisbury Christian School or Holly Grove Christian, private schools that have a signed dual enrollment agreement with the college, pay 75% of Wor-Wic’s regular tuition rate. 

High school students interested in dual enrollment must provide certification by a high school official that they meet the school’s dual enrollment eligibility requirements.

Fees

The college reserves the right to change fees without prior notice.

Technology Fee (per credit hour) $17
SGA Fee (per credit hour) $2
Proficiency Examination Fee (per credit hour) $35
Online Course Fee (per credit hour) $5
Other Course Fees variable

 

Payment Procedures

Wor-Wic accepts cash, checks, money orders, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Payment can be made online, through Wor-Wic’s mobile app, in person to the cashier (BH 108) or by mail to: Cashier, Wor-Wic Community College, 32000 Campus Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804. Checks, which must include the student’s ID and phone numbers, should be made payable to Wor-Wic Community College. A $20 fee is applied to the student’s account for each returned check.

Students can view an itemized list of charges, payments and financial aid awards that have been applied to their accounts by accessing the myWor-Wic portal. Students who have not made full payment, enrolled in a payment plan, provided third-party payment documentation or accepted and signed their financial aid award package on myWor-Wic by the payment deadline for each term will have their registrations dropped. Students who register after the payment deadline must make full payment, enroll in a payment plan or provide third-party payment documentation at the time of registration.

Students whose tuition is being paid by a third party, such as an employer, must provide a letter from the third party guaranteeing payment to the cashier by the payment deadline for each term or at the time of registration for those who register after the payment deadline. The letter must be written on company letterhead and include the student’s name, student ID number, course number and title, the total amount of the student’s tuition and fees, the company’s billing address and the signature of the person authorizing payment. Since Wor-Wic’s bookstore is an independent entity, a separate letter is required if the third party is guaranteeing payment for the student’s books and/or supplies. If the third party refuses to pay after receiving an invoice, the student is responsible for the payment.

Payment Plans

Interest-free payment plans are available to all credit students who register for at least three credit hours. Students must make a down payment and pay a $20 payment plan fee when they sign up for a payment plan. Students can sign up for a payment plan on the myWor-Wic portal or in person at the cashier’s office. The number of monthly payments is dependent upon the date the student signs up for the payment plan.

Students can view their payment due dates at the myWor-Wic portal. Students who do not make their monthly payments within seven days of each due date are charged a $25 late payment fee. Dropping or withdrawing from a course does not eliminate the student’s financial obligations to the college.

Delinquent Accounts

Students who have delinquent accounts with the college or the libraries at Salisbury University or the University of Maryland Eastern Shore cannot obtain enrollment verifications, official transcripts or diplomas. Past due balances are forwarded to the Maryland Central Collection Unit (CCU). A 17% collection fee is added to all debts referred to the CCU.

Refunds

Refunds of tuition and fees are provided to students who complete the drop process by the deadlines listed in the academic calendar. Students who are eligible for online registration can complete the drop process online, while those who are not eligible for online registration must meet with their advisor. 

Veterans Benefits

In addition to the standard student services offered by the college, veterans and their eligible dependents can receive added assistance from the regional Veterans Administration (VA) office. The tuition and fees of veterans and their eligible dependents approved for the Post 9-11 GI-Bill® and veterans approved for vocational rehabilitation programs are paid directly to the college by the VA. Since educational benefits for other veteran programs are paid directly to the student, students are directly responsible to the college for the payment of their tuition and fees. Wor-Wic complies with the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 as amended by the Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016. The college also complies with 38 USC 3679(e), which allows any student eligible for Chapter 33 Post 9-11 GI-Bill® benefits and Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation benefits to enroll in classes without delay or penalty due to delayed funding from the VA. The college recognizes and adheres to VA standards and strives to assist veterans as much as possible in resolving discrepancies that relate to educational programming. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Education Tax Credits

American Opportunity Credit/Hope and Lifetime Learning tax credits are available to eligible students under federal legislation. The American Opportunity Credit/Hope enables students to receive a tax credit of up to $2,500 per year for four years of postsecondary education. The Lifetime Learning tax credit is available for an unlimited number of years for up to $2,000 each year. The business office sends 1098-T tuition statements to students by Jan. 31 each year.

Financial Aid

Wor-Wic offers a variety of financial aid opportunities, including federal programs such as grants, work-study and educational loans, state scholarships and a variety of institutional scholarships.

Students interested in applying for aid with a need-based component must complete the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA) and provide follow-up documentation as requested. Students can complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov as early as Oct. 1. Internet access and computers that can be used to complete the FAFSA are available in the financial aid office. Up to three copies of the paper application can be obtained by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243.

To be eligible for consideration of any federal, state or local financial aid, students must have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

To receive federal, state and/or institutional financial aid, students must meet all satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards as set by the federal government. The purpose of measuring and enforcing these standards is to ensure that financial aid recipients are making progress toward graduation. To meet SAP standards, students must:

  1. Successfully complete 67% of all attempted college-level credits;
  2. Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, with this GPA calculation including grades received in developmental coursework and which, therefore, could be different than the GPA on the student’s Wor-Wic transcript; and
  3. Complete graduation requirements before attempting more than 150% of the program length, with transfer credits being included in this calculation. 

Satisfactory academic progress is measured at the end of the fall and spring terms and combined summer terms, once students have attempted 10 credits or more.

If students are unable to meet SAP requirements, they are placed on warning for one term and are still eligible to receive aid. If a student fails to meet the standards at the completion of the warning term, they are placed on suspension and are ineligible to receive financial aid until they meet the minimum standards. Students who fail to meet SAP standards have the right to submit an appeal to the financial aid office. More information about the appeal process is available on the college website. 

Federal Programs

PELL GRANTS – Pell grants provide the primary source of federal financial aid for full- and part-time students. The amount of the award is based on the student’s financial need, the cost of the student’s education and the number of credit hours the student is taking. Financial need is determined by information provided on the FAFSA. These grants do not have to be repaid.

FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANTS (FSEOG) – These grants are based on the student’s financial need, the availability of these grant funds and the amount of other aid the student is receiving. Preference is given to students who have maximum Pell grant eligibility. These grants do not have to be repaid.

WORK-STUDY – Students who demonstrate a need for financial aid could be eligible for part-time jobs to help finance their education. Students can work 5 to 20 hours per week. The number of positions is limited, and students are eligible based on their degree of financial need. Students can apply for the federal work-study program in career services.

LOANS – The federal government offers a variety of low interest loans. These loans are available to students who are enrolled in six or more credit hours and who are making satisfactory academic progress. In addition to the FAFSA, interested students must complete a student loan borrower packet, promissory note and entrance counseling. New borrowers to Wor-Wic must attend a mandatory loan seminar. The loan program includes: 1) subsidized direct loans, which are based on financial need, whereby the federal government pays the interest on the loan during periods of enrollment or during authorized periods of deferment and the borrower is obligated to begin repayment of the loan within six months after graduation or when he or she drops below six credit hours; 2) unsubsidized direct loans, which are not awarded on the basis of need, whereby the federal government does not pay the interest while the student is enrolled, but the principal amount of the loan is deferred during periods of half-time enrollment status and the student is charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full; and 3) direct PLUS (Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students) loans, which are available to parents of dependent students who are enrolled on a full- or half-time basis, whereby parents with good credit histories can borrow to pay the educational expenses of each child who is a dependent undergraduate, with repayment of the principal and interest beginning within 60 days of the final loan disbursement.

Developmental Credit Limitation

Students can receive federal aid for only 30 credit hours of developmental coursework.

Repeated Coursework

Students can receive federal aid for only one repeat of a previously-passed course.

Repayment Obligation

When a student who is receiving a Pell grant, FSEOG and/or a federal direct loan withdraws from the college or stops attending classes, a portion of the financial aid that has been received may need to be returned to the federal government. If a student withdraws or stops attending classes prior to the 60% point of the term, the percentage of financial aid to be returned is based on the number of days the student actually attended. If a student withdraws or stops attending classes after completing at least 60% of the term, the student is eligible for 100% of the federal financial aid funds received.

State Scholarships & Grants

CONROY – The Edward T. Conroy memorial scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to sons and daughters of deceased, missing in action or prisoner of war U.S. armed forces personnel; a 100% service connected disabled veteran; a veteran who suffers a service connected disability of 25% or greater and who has exhausted or is no longer eligible for federal veteran’s educational benefits; sons and daughters of deceased public safety personnel; surviving spouses of deceased public safety personnel who have not remarried; disabled public safety personnel and sons, daughters and/or surviving spouses of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. New applicants are encouraged to apply by July 15 of each year, but applications are accepted throughout the year. The total dollar amount of the award cannot exceed the cost of attendance as determined by the financial aid office. 

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE – Educational assistance grants are awarded based on financial need to full-time students who live in Maryland. March 1 is the deadline for completing the FAFSA in order to be considered for state aid.

LEGISLATIVE – Senatorial and delegate scholarships are available to full-and part-time students who live in Maryland. In addition to completing the FAFSA, students interested in the senatorial and delegate scholarships must contact the senator and delegates in their districts.

PROMISE – Recent high school graduates and GED completers who are eligible for a Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship can receive up to $5,000 in annual tuition assistance by completing the FAFSA (or Maryland State Financial Aid Application for those who are eligible for in-state tuition but not eligible for federal financial aid) by March 1.

Institutional 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. In order to be considered for all merit scholarships, students must submit an application through the scholarship application system on the college website (https://worwic.academicworks.com). Students must re-submit a scholarship application each year that they want to be considered for a scholarship award.

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 2.5 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 3.0 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 STEM transfer students, with a preference for those majoring in engineering. Marilyn is a 1986 graduate of Wor-Wic and Andy is founder of AWB Engineers. He has been a member of the college’s board of trustees since 2006. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, and recipients must maintain a 3.0 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 3.0 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.

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 scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

MAUREEN CAPELLI – Dr. Stephen L. Capelli, Wor-Wic’s former senior vice president for academic 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 2.5 grade point average, and they must maintain a 3.0 GPA each term in order to continue receiving the scholarship.

DRAPER FAMILY – The Thomas H. Draper family (WBOC-TV 16 and Delmarva Online) established an endowed scholarship for computer studies students. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Selection is based on scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 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 2.5 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 2.5 grade point average.

FREDERICK HOWARD – Frederick L. Howard, a retired U.S. Navy senior chief, provides $1,000 each year for this scholarship, which pays tribute to veterans of the U.S. armed forces. Recipients must have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy or Coast Guard with a minimum of three years of active duty, and they must have completed at least 12 credit hours at Wor-Wic. Selection is based on scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 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 3.0 grade point average.

SPENCER LUBBEN – Melody and the late Cal Lubben of Pocomoke City established an endowed scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore in memory of their son, Spencer, who was working as a physical therapist technician and studying to be a physical therapist assistant at Wor-Wic at the time of his death. Applicants must be in the second year of Wor-Wic’s physical therapist assistant program. Preference is given to residents of Worcester County. Selection is based on scholastic achievement and an essay submitted to the physical therapist assistant department head.

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 3.0 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 3.0 grade point average.

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 3.0 grade point average.

CYNTHIA ROSS – Cynthia Ross, assistant professor of radiologic technology at Wor-Wic, provides $500 each year for students enrolled in the radiologic technology program. The scholarship is awarded in the fall term of the student’s second year of the program. Selection is based on scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in their radiologic technology courses. Preference is given to students who have participated in health care-related volunteer activities.

MARK AND LUCILLE RUDNICK – Mark Rudnick and the late Lucille Rudnick established an endowed scholarship fund for nursing students from Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County enrolled in NUR 223 . 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 organization. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

ANNE SMITH – The Student Government Association established an endowed scholarship in memory of the late Anne Kathryn 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 3.0 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.

Institutional 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. In order to be considered for all need-based scholarships, students must complete the FAFSA and submit an application through the scholarship application system on the college website (https://worwic.academicworks.com). Students must re-submit a FAFSA and a scholarship application each year that they want to be considered for a scholarship award.

KATHLEEN AND MICHAEL ABERCROMBIE JR. – Kathleen and Michael Abercrombie Jr. of Salisbury established an endowed scholarship for students enrolled in Wor-Wic’s health care (emergency medical services, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist assistant or radiologic technology) programs. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Selection is based on financial need.

LAUREL ANDERSON – The Snow Hill Rotary Club provides $2,000 in scholarship funds each year for this scholarship, which is named for the late Laurel Anderson, a retired nurse and Snow Hill Rotary Club member. Applicants must be Worcester County students enrolled in the nursing program. Selection is based on financial need. First preference is given to residents of Snow Hill. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in order to receive the scholarship for a maximum of two consecutive years.

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 – The late Rose M. Brous and her sons 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 3.0 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 3.0 grade point average. First preference is given to nursing students, with second priority to students enrolled in the radiologic technology program.

DORIS CALCOTT – Betty Wootten and the late Richard S. “Dick” 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 3.0 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 2.5 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.

BILLIE COOPER – Friends and family members of the late Billie Mae Cooper, founder of the Cooper Insurance Agency in Salisbury, established an endowed scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore for students enrolled in Wor-Wic’s physical therapist assistant program. Priority is given to Wicomico County residents. 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 term. 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 3.0 grade point average.

ROBERT DYE – Friends and family members of the late Robert Dye, a registered nurse from Selbyville, Del., provide $1,000 in scholarship funds each year for students enrolled in the nursing program. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement.

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 3.0 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 3.0 grade point average in order to receive the scholarship for a maximum of two consecutive years.

JAY HANCOCK – The late James “Jay” Hancock III, who worked at the Ocean City Police Department for more than 30 years, established an endowed scholarship fund for students majoring in law enforcement. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Preference will be given to residents of Worcester County. Selection is based on financial need.

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 3.0 grade point average. Selection is based on financial need, and recipients must maintain a 3.0 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 3.0 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 2.5 grade point average.

LORA – The Local Owner Restaurant Association (LORA) established an endowed scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore for students majoring in culinary arts at the college. Applicants must be residents of Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County. Selection is based on financial need.

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 3.0 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 placement test 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 2.5 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 3.0 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.

MUNICIPALITIES – The Eastern Shore Association of Municipalities established an endowed scholarship at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore for students enrolled at Wor-Wic on a full-time basis. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement.

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 computer studies program. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement, and recipients must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

HENRY AND NELLIE PARKER – The late Henry S. 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 2.5 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 students enrolled in the nursing program. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

POCOMOKE CITY AREA HEALTH CARE – The Pocomoke City Area Health Care Scholarship Inc. established an endowed scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore for students enrolled in Wor-Wic’s health care (emergency medical services, nursing or radiologic technology) 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 3.0 grade point average. First preference is given to residents of Worcester, Somerset or Accomack County, with second priority to residents of 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 2.5 grade point average.

FRANKLIN AND GERTRUDE PURNELL – The L. Franklin and Gertrude H. Purnell Foundation provides $4,000 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 placement test scores do not indicate a need for any developmental education coursework. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 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 AREA CHAMBER – The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce provides $1,000 in scholarship funds each year for a Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County student enrolled in any credit program of study. 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 3.0 grade point average.

MARILYN AND SAMUEL SEIDEL – The late Marilyn C. and 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 3.0 grade point average.

GERT SHOCKLEY – 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 $2,500 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 3.0 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 3.0 grade point average.

DOROTHY WARWICK SMITH – Rick and Melody Nelson of Princess Anne established an endowed scholarship fund in memory of her mother, Dorothy Warwick Smith, a 1946 graduate of the Peninsula General Hospital School of Nursing who worked as a registered nurse for more than 40 years and retired as a public health nurse in Somerset County in 1987. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Applicants must be enrolled in the nursing program, and selection is based on financial need.

MARIAN SNEE – John Snee of Salisbury established an endowed scholarship at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore in memory of his wife, Marian. Applicants must have been admitted into Wor-Wic’s nursing program. Selection is based on financial need.

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 2.5 grade point average.

LARRY SPICER – Friends and family members of the late Larry Spicer, an English faculty member and then Wor-Wic’s dean of students from 1988-96, provide $500 in scholarship funds each year for students enrolled in any credit program of study from Worcester, Wicomico or Somerset County. Selection is based on financial need and scholastic achievement.

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.

ANNAMAE PERDUE VINCENT – AnnaMae Perdue Vincent of Salisbury, a 1945 graduate of the Peninsula General Hospital School of Nursing and mother of the late Wicomico County Deputy State’s Attorney Sam Vincent, established an endowed scholarship fund for students who are enrolled in the associate degree nursing program. Income from the endowment is used for the annual scholarships. Selection is based on financial need, and recipients must maintain a 2.5 grade point average. Preference is given to students who are residents of Wicomico County and planning to work on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.

HENRY LEE VINYARD 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 3.0 grade point average.

WOR-WIC FOUNDATION GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND – Through outright gifts, as well as 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 2.0 grade point average.