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Office Hours:

8am - 6pm

Tuesday - Thursday
8am - 5pm

9am - 1pm

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Identify Scholarships:

Know your assets: Major, General Studies, Gender, GPA, Ethnicity, Minority, Community/College Activities, and Affiliations, Return to College

Student, Age, or Employer Opportunities

Search Tools:

Use Internet, Library, Bookstores, and Other resources to find scholarships

Four Steps in the Scholarship Process:

1. Find a Scholarship

● Print a blank copy of the scholarship application

● Read and follow all scholarship instructions/highlight important points on the rough application

● Fill out a rough draft of the application completely

● Complete final application online, then print it out and make an extra copy to keep

● Sign and date the final application

How to create textbox for PDF: (Click Here to see Steps)

2. Complete Personal Statement

● Read and follow all Personal Statement instructions

● Answer each question completely/if needed use examples to make your point to answer questions

● Make sure personal statement conforms to sponsor’s requirements

● Sign and date the personal statement

Review Essay Outlines: (Click Here to see Essays)

Save a copy of your final draft on your computer, disk, or memory stick

3. Requesting Reference Letters

● Read the application instructions, the types of reference letters are determined by the sponsor

● Provide some general background information to assist those writing a reference letter such as:

Your major, hobbies, interests, challenges faced/overcome, and goals in no more than one paragraph.

● Give references a “Thank You” card for their reference letter

● Use only those reference letters that clearly speak well of you

● Reference letters may be used for 9– 12 mo.

● Send only the number of Reference Letters requested

Review Reference Letter Outline: (Click Here To see References)

4. Mailing the Complete Package

Read all instructions, make sure the required parts of the application are in the package

● Mail Scholarship Package As Soon As Possible

5. Scholarship Reception

● Sponsors will ONLY notify the RECIPIENTS

● Do not contact sponsors to ask if you have won the scholarship

Please contact our office for individual assistance and guidance in applying for scholarships or if you wish to learn how to apply for scholarships.  We are located in the Financial Aid Office (Building 300) at the Student Services Center.  To make an appointment with the Scholarship Specialist, please call (619) 660-4537.  Walk-in appointments are also available after 12 pm each day on a space available basis.



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