Welcome Incoming Students!

I want to extend a warm welcome to all of our incoming students and encourage all of you to make sure that you continue to apply for scholarships throughout your academic career. If you’re on our blog then I would hope that means that you know about our Scholarship Resource Center (or SRC) but if not, let me take this time to tell you a little bit about it.

The SRC was created to help students just like you to save time finding the scholarships that are the best fit for you! We’ve done this by creating our External Scholarship Database. If you haven’t done so already, then I would definitely encourage you to take a few minutes out of your day to either browse through the categories that we list on our main External Scholarship Database page, take our Get Scholarcific! survey or do both.

When it comes to scholarships, it’s never a bad thing to explore your options so that you can find the ones that are the best fit for you! Let’s face it, no one wants to find out that they wasted a bunch of time applying for a scholarship that they don’t even qualify for or just barely qualify for. Trust me when I say that there are plenty of scholarships out there for you to apply for and we are just as dedicated to helping you as you are to finding them! By cutting out some of this leg-work for you, we hope that you’ll be able to spend more time polishing your applications and scholarship essays.

You can also check out the list of employers that offer scholarship opportunities or tuition reimbursement opportunities to their employees or the dependents of their employees. If you’ve started doubting your chances of receiving any of the scholarships you’re applying for, check out some of the hurdles that your peers have had to overcome and the advice they’ve shared about overcoming those hurdles. You can also check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for additional advice, challenges, and scholarship opportunities! Lastly, if you ever need someone to look over a scholarship application or essay, feel free to stop by our office (which is conveniently located in the Financial Aid Office, 215 Graff Main Hall) or make an appointment with one of our team members. We never get tired of helping students apply for scholarships!

-Lara

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