FSCC: Tuition Waivers and Livestock Judging Camps

Submitted by Heather Browne

FSCC offers tuition waiver for Bourbon County residents

Fort Scott Community College has expanded its tuition waiver for Bourbon County residents who wish to take classes at the Fort Scott campus or online. FSCC will now waive the tuition costs, up to fifteen credit hours, for any Bourbon County resident who enrolls at FSCC. Students will be responsible for covering fees and purchasing books.

According to a study by the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute, 71 percent of jobs in Kansas will require postsecondary education by 2020.

“We are always looking for ways to meet the needs of Bourbon County,” said Alysia Johnston, FSCC President. “We are pleased to offer this program to Bourbon County residents, and hope it will help more people pursue their educational goals.”

FSCC students can take general education classes for transfer to a four-year institution or pursue a certificate or associate degree. FSCC offers 55 courses that are guaranteed by the Kansas Board of Regents to transfer to any public college or university in the state of Kansas.

FSCC also offers a tuition waiver for students who attend a Bourbon County high school and take a concurrent class from FSCC. For more information about these waivers or other scholarship opportunities, visit fortscott.edu/scholarships or contact the FSCC Admissions Department at 620-223-2700, ext. 3520 or ext. 3530.

FSCC to Host Livestock Judging Camps

The Fort Scott Community College Agriculture Department will host its annual livestock judging camps in June. A beginners’ session for younger students will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, and an extended session for older students will begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, and end at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 23.

During both sessions, students will learn how to evaluate livestock and provide oral reasons in a fun, learning environment. Students will learn transitions and phrases used during livestock judging, and they will be encouraged to improve on every set of reasons. Upon completion of the camp, students will be more comfortable with judging livestock and presenting oral reasons.

The fee for the beginners’ session is $45 and the extended session is $175. Students who attend the extended session will stay two nights in the dorms; meals are included in the fee.

Students attending the beginners’ session should check in at 9 a.m. at Burris Hall, and students attending the extended session should check in at 1 p.m. at Boileau Hall. Boileau Hall and Burris Hall are located on the Fort Scott Community College campus at 2108 South Horton in Fort Scott.

Proceeds from this event will benefit livestock judging team scholarships. The deadline to register is June 1—download a registration form at fortscott.edu/livestockjudging. For more information, please call Blake Davis, FSCC Livestock Judging Coach, at 620-223-2700, ext. 3290.

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