Scholarship program in Union County helps first-generation students get into college

WINGATE, N.C. — Union County Schools have partnered with Wingate University to help middle school students prepare for college.

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The Wayfind program is a free college access program with a foundation in mentorship, according to Wingate University.

In the spring, twenty 8th graders from East Union and Monroe Middle School get the opportunity to become Wayfind Scholars. The scholars receive a college mentor who helps them along their college journey while the scholars complete high school.

At the end of the program if the student is accepted into Wingate University, they will receive a full tuition scholarship.

>>In the video at the top of the page, our Channel 9 reporter Genevieve Curtis spoke with two students about being inducted into the program.