Virginia Wesleyan College President William Greer and the Office of Financial Aid recently announced a new program designed to provide increased assistance to current students with financial need. Called the “Wesleyan Promise,” this program allows students facing difficult financial circumstances to apply for additional grant support from the College. Renewable awards will be made to students on the basis of academic performance, financial need, extracurricular involvement and conduct consistent with the College's mission and core values. A committee of faculty and staff, chaired by Financial Aid Director Teresa Rhyne, will review applications and make final award decisions. To apply for support through the Wesleyan Promise, students are being asked to submit applications no later than April 22, 2014. Students may also complete a paper application available at the Batten Center Hub, the Residence Life Office or the Financial Aid Office. Applications received by 4:30 p.m. on April 22 will receive full consideration and notifications will be sent to students no later than May 8.