Hello penguin nation, I hope you all are doing just great during this quarter. I know, the spring break mood is still on, but let’s try to put this away ASAP and work hard on your classes! “Working hard on my classes?! It’s just the second weekend!” – You must be wondering. That’s right, and I will tell you just one of the benefits for doing so: Scholarships!
One of the topics that cause student concern the most when going to college is how to pay for college, but that shouldn’t be an issue. There are many resources for those who need financial assistance. Financial aid, grants, benefits, and of course, scholarships! Scholarships are there for anyone to help us paying tuition, so why not apply? Plus, like grants, this extra money doesn’t not have to be paid back, which means it only depends on your interest to be a scholarship recipient. Just a bit of brief information about them: Funding for scholarships comes from local high schools, employers, local, civic and community organizations, foundations, and private sources.
My journey here at Clark wouldn’t be the same without my scholarships. As an international student, I faced many obstacles that could discourage me to finish my educational goal. When I finished the English program, I was expecting to have to return to Brazil, my home country, for not being able to afford tuition anymore. But guess what I did?! I applied for the Foundation and International Scholarships, and now I can surely afford tuition.
So, let’s get this straight penguins, go ahead and apply now! For those attending Clark during the next academic year, 2017-1018, the Foundation Scholarship deadline is April 19th, Wednesday. All students are eligible to apply for it, so DO NOT hesitate to apply! “What about if I am transferring to a four-year college?” No worries, you might be eligible for the Foundation Transfer Scholarship, which is due on May 1st, Monday.
In order to apply, find out about eligibility, and see other scholarship opportunities, go to: http://www.clark.edu/enroll/paying-for-college/scholarships/foundation/index.php. The website also gives information about scholarships provided by outside donors across the country. If you have any further questions, you can visit our Scholarship Office located at Gaiser Hall 128. Lizette Drennan will be more than happy to talk to you about anything when it comes to financial assistance, and of course, scholarships.
By the way, a huge thank you to the Clark College Foundation. The Clark College Foundation is one of the largest community college foundations in the country and offers several scholarships to Clark College students each year