Get2College, the signature program of the Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF), has re-launched Get2College Corps, a yearlong paid internship to assist students around the state with FAFSA completion. The 19- person team is comprised of members of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honors society for community college students.

Selected Corps members will receive intern scholarships of $5,000 each ($2,500 per semester upon completion of required hours) from 14 partnering community colleges in Mississippi. Scholars may utilize these funds to complete an associate degree at a two-year college or transfer to a four-year college.

Woodward Hines Education Foundation Get2College is proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa to assist high school students and their families with navigating the complex financial aid process by supporting their FAFSA completion efforts. Financial aid is one of the barriers for college access and completion for underserved students. Completion of the FAFSA has strong correlation to college access. In addition, completion of the FAFSA by priority deadlines links low income students to financial resources. The goal of the Get2College Corps completion program is to increase FAFSA completion statewide and to increase FAFSA completion by the March 31st priority deadline for the MS HELP grant, Mississippi’s only need-based financial aid.

Get2College Corps members come from one of the following Mississippi community colleges: Hinds Community College, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Holmes Community College, Pearl River Community College, East Central Community College, Itawamba Community College, Southwest Community College, Copiah Lincoln Community College, Northeast Mississippi Community College, East Mississippi Community College, Jones County Junior College, Meridian Community College and Coahoma Community College.

 

If you are interested and eligible to apply, click here
Current Get2College Corps members can access resources here.

 

What do current Get2College Corps members have to say?

"I had such a phenomenal time working at the Get2College Corps! By giving me this opportunity, I was able to work on my leadership and communication skills while aiding students in the completion of their FAFSA and state applications. I am also very grateful for the scholarship which will help me tremendously towards my academic endeavors. I will always cherish the experiences gained during my time in the Corps."

Nader Pahlevan, MS Gulf Coast Community College

 

"My experience at Get2College has been great to say the least. Not only are the staff at the Southaven office extremely helpful and kind but the experience as a whole has improved my communication skills and given me an inside look at the FAFSA and financial aid process. I have seen all ends of the financial spectrum and everything in between. It has been an honor to be able to work with families to help provide their children the education they deserve."

McCoy Hetterick, Northwest MS Community College