New scholarship opportunities for Walworth County students available


As Walworth County’s hometown college, George Williams College of Aurora University, is offering new scholarships to full-time undergraduate students with permanent residency in Walworth County, including two full-tuition scholarships. The awarded funds are 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 $2,000 unlimited Hometown College Scholarship is awarded to any freshman or transfer student with permanent residency in Walworth County who enrolls at GWC in the fall semester. Students may also be eligible for additional financial aid and scholarships, including the $1,000 Wisconsin Scholarship.

Through the Presidential Scholars program, the college will award two full-tuition scholarships every year 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 quality high-school students who make Walworth County their home, and we are proud to extend the tradition of educational excellence in the region,” said GWC Vice President for Enrollment Dr. Patrick Peyer. “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