Friday, November 14, 2014

Scholarship Workshop and Scholarship Materials

Many students are struggling with keeping above water when it comes to financing their education. Often students rely too heavily on loans, not understanding the difference between grants, loans, subsidized, unsubsidized, and how the interest rate affects the future cost of the loan. The far better option is to get a scholarship - a few hundred dollars from various organizations every year over four years of college can save you thousands after you leave.

Finding, applying for, and winning scholarships is terribly daunting. Many students don't even know where to start. Starting next semester, Lane Library will be having a multi-week Scholarship Workshop. During these two-hour workshops, you'll learn about all kinds of scholarships out there, how to find them, and best practices when it comes to winning them. Most importantly, you'll have a set time and place to focus on getting scholarships and others to help you with applying. If a student came to the seven week workshop, spending two hours each week, and earned a $500 scholarship, that's equivalent to earning $35.71 dollars an hour! Quite a pay raise from any campus position! Part of our time will also be set aside for learning about how to manage your finances so you leave college with as much money as possible.

To prepare for this workshop, the library got a few scholarship books, available for anyone to use. So we can be sure many students have a chance with them, they are on the reserves shelf. They circulate for 2 hours, in-library use only.

Information on thousands of scholarships, grants, and prizes is easily accessible in this revised directory and features awards indexed by career goal, major, academics, public service, talent, athletics, religion, ethnicity, and more.

2170 programs offering private, federal, and state money. Over 1.8 million awards including scholarships, internships, loans.
Provides detailed profiles of financial aid awards for higher education, covering such topics as eligibility, number of awards, amount of award, application requirements, and deadlines for applications.
Provides 30 complete winning scholarship essays with analysis of why they were successful, scholarship interview strategies, Q&A with scholarship judges, 12 essays that bombed and an essay-writing workshop that covers selecting a topic, creating an outline, writing and editing
Kristina won over $500,000 in scholarships, enough to get her a PhD, by working very hard and winning a lot of money along the way. She shares her story and explains how you can use her experience to get money of your own.
Cost should never be a barrier to receiving a high-quality education. That's why Peterson's continues to provide students and parents - like YOU - with the most comprehensive up-to-date, and accurate information on how to get your share of the financial aid pie. Peterson's is with you every step of the way. With our resouces for financial aid, education exploration, test prep, and career guidance, you'll be well prepared for success!

More information on the workshop will be emailed out to students as we near the next semester, so keep on the lookout, space will be limited!


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