WILSON, S.C. — Wilson Community and Technical College grad Will Wilson has been awarded a $100,000 grant to help students navigate the college application process.
Wilson, the assistant dean for students and academics, will be able to use the grant to pay for tutoring for students at the community college and other institutions of higher learning.
The Wilson grant, which was awarded to Wilson by the U.S. Department of Education’s Division of Educational Leadership and Admissions, will support his efforts to help the community to better navigate college application time.
Wilson said the money will be used for tutors and other support services for students who have to navigate the application process and can’t afford it.
Wilson will be allowed to continue tutoring students until he graduates.
Wilson students who are not enrolled in a program are eligible to apply for financial aid and can receive up to $40,000 in financial aid, up to 10% of their first-year salary, if they meet certain financial goals, according to a news release.