New scholarship opportunities for Walworth County students available

Walworth scholarships

As Walworth County’s hometown college, George Williams College of Aurora University, will offer new scholarships to full-time undergraduate students with permanent residency in Walworth County, including two full-tuition scholarships. The program begins in fall 2015 and awarded funds will be renewable for up to four years.

“For over a century, George Williams College and the Walworth County community have enjoyed a synergistic relationship,” said Aurora University President Dr. Rebecca Sherrick. “Now we propose to build upon this rich tradition by offering area high school graduates an opportunity to earn a high-quality college education at an affordable price. Our new scholarship program will provide the financial aid support that students need to fulfill their dreams close to home. What better way to celebrate our long and rich friendship!”

The $1,000 unlimited Hometown College Scholarship will be awarded to any freshman or transfer student with permanent residency in Walworth County who enrolls at GWC beginning fall 2015. Students may also be eligible for additional financial aid and scholarships.

Through the Presidential Scholars program, the college will award two full-tuition scholarships every year, beginning fall 2015, to two first-time freshman students with permanent residency in Walworth County. Students will go through a competitive application and interview process with GPA and ACT scores taken into consideration. Presidential Scholars will also have the opportunity to learn from faculty members and become student ambassadors for the college.

“There are so many high-quality students who make Walworth County their home,” said GWC Executive Dean Dr. Julie Mayrose. “A George Williams College education is a perfect fit for many of these students, who can study programs from social work to sustainability and environmental management. And we are located right in their backyard.”

To begin the scholarship application process, contact the Office of Admission at 262-245-8564 or