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New EWC scholarship designed to get students in and out in 2 years

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Eastern Wyoming College is offering students anew incentive to complete their two years there.

In an effort to keep students at EWC tocomplete their entire tenure, the school is offering a new scholarship. Youwon't hear administrators calling it a "scholarship" though. Theyprefer to call it an "award."

The "Black and Gold Award" rewardsstudents as they successfully complete at least 15 credits a semester. As theycomplete each semester successfully, they will be rewarded with a stipendvalued up to $1,300.

Financial aid Director Susan Stephenson saysthis can only improve the number of students completing their time at EWC.

"It is an incentive trying to getstudents to graduate because we've had students who drop classes during thesemester. It's hard for them to return," says Stephenson. "We havestudents who decide that maybe school is not for them, so we're just trying toencourage them, keep up with it. We'll reward you for being successful, we'llreward you for graduating and hopefully once they complete it they could get agood job."

Stephenson says that their main goal is to getstudents in and out within two years, but to do so in a manner that benefits the student.

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