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Williston State College offers Free Tuition to eligible Williams County High School Grads

Williston State College

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Terry Olson, Williston State College Foundation executive director announced that Williams County high school graduates are eligible for free tuition, fees and books. Williston Economic Development photo

Graduates of area high schools are eligible for free tuition to Williston State College thanks to a partnership between the Alva J. Field Trust, WSC Foundation, and the ND Higher Education Challenge Fund. The Williams County Graduate Scholarship will cover all tuition, fees, and books for two years for accepted students. The scholarship will start Fall 2015. This includes current and eligible students continuing next year. There is no minimum GPA requirement, but students must maintain good academic standing to keep the scholarship. It is available to full-time students, and the priority deadline is May 1, 2015. Read More   Williams County Graduate Scholarship

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HUD Secretary visits Williston


Bismarck Tribune

by Josh Wood


About 25 Williston area housing leaders attended a round table discussion with Castro and Heitkamp in Williston. Barbara Peterson / Williston Economic Development
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development head Julian Castro listen to housing concerns at a meeting in Williston. Barbara Peterson / Williston Economic Development

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and western North Dakota officials asked the head of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development recently for help as the state copes with a lack of affordable housing brought on by the oil boom. Julian Castro, the former San Antonio mayor who was sworn in as HUD secretary in July, got a glimpse of the housing crisis firsthand on a tour of oil patch communities with Heitkamp. Later, he heard about housing concerns at a roundtable discussion in Williston. Read More

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