The Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD recently awarded $6,000 to Waxahachie High School to help fund scholarships for students wishing to enroll in dual credit courses.   

Through a partnership with Navarro College, students can take courses in which they earn college credit hours as the credits required to graduate from high school. Dual credit courses available at WHS include English, history, college algebra and calculus. Students may also take government and economics on the Navarro College Waxahachie Campus.

The dollar figure awarded to WHS will enable 12 students per semester, fall and spring, to enroll in dual credit courses. The scholarships will take effect during the 2008-2009 academic school year and will be awarded based on financial need or extenuating circumstances that prevent a student from being able to pay for the college course.  

“The foundation is thrilled to be able to assist students while they are still enrolled in WISD through the funding of dual credit scholarships,” said Cindy Hess, foundation president. “Our objective is that this initiative will continue to grow and we will be able to assist more and more students each year.”

Students who are interested in taking dual credit courses may contact the high school counseling office for more information. Applicants will be required to complete a dual credit scholarship application and return it to the counseling office.  

“I cannot tell how you appreciative we are of the education foundation for taking on this initiative,” said David Nix, WHS principal.  “We have a number of students who desire to take dual credit courses, but unfortunately do not have the financial means to do so. This new scholarship program will open the doors for so many to start their college education and give them the incentive and confidence they need to continue with their post secondary education.”

The Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD is a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to raise funds for innovative instructional grants and scholarships. Since its inception in 1999, the foundation has awarded more than $100,000 in grants and scholarships to Waxahachie ISD.  

For more information on the Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD or to make a donation, call 972-923-4631.