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High School Students May Receive Scholarships for College Study at MSC-Norwich

NORWICH, N.Y. – Chenango County high school students who are interested in taking classes at Morrisville State College’s Norwich Campus may qualify for special scholarships.

The Del Button Early College Scholarship provides tuition assistance for part-time study to eligible high school or home school students in Chenango County. These awards are based on a combination of documented merit and need, and provide one half of tuition cost for up to 4 credits per semester or term.

These scholarships were created with the goal of providing motivated and talented high school students with opportunities to accelerate their education, expand their horizons by taking courses that would not be offered at their high schools, challenge themselves by enrolling in college-level courses and get a jump-start on their college careers by accumulating college credit.

Students interested in applying for Del Button Scholarships should contact the Norwich Campus for an application at 334-5144 or via e-mail at Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of application, recommendations, and an interview with college staff.

“We have found that many high school students benefit from enrolling in widely-transferable courses, such as English, social sciences and math, and courses which would allow them to explore specific career fields, such as computer information technology, early childhood education or human services,” Dr. Ted Nichols, Norwich Campus dean, said.

High school/home school students interested in enrolling in one or more Norwich Campus classes must meet with an Academic Counselor to discuss their learning objectives and schedule their class. Class enrollment under this program is on a seat-available basis.

Students may take classes during the day or evening at the Norwich Campus. High school students will be classified as non-degree (non-matriculated) students and, as such, are not eligible for state or federal financial aid.

A full list of courses for upcoming terms can be found at For applications and information on course availability, scheduling, etc., contact the Norwich Campus at (607) 334-5144, via e-mail at or on the Web at

The Norwich Campus offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts transfer, and nursing to residents and employers of south central New York. Its new academic building, Roger W. Follett Hall, opened in June 2005 to accommodate the growing need for programs and services.
For more information or an appointment call (607) 334-5144 or visit

Morrisville State College offers 12 bachelor degrees and a wide variety of associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.