It’s Scholarship Season!

Don’t miss your opportunity to apply for additional funding!

In addition to federal aid and state grants through FAFSA and WASFA, scholarship money is available for adult learners — you just have to know where to look! Here are some strategies for a successful scholarship hunt:

1. Check out local college and university websites
Many institutions list outside scholarship opportunities and internal scholarship programs for students.

Community Colleges of Spokane – Apply by the March 9, 2018 deadline!
Eastern Washington University – Apply by the February 1, 2018 deadline!
Gonzaga University – Various deadlines, apply today!
Washington State University – Various deadlines, apply today!
Western Governors University – Various deadlines, apply today!
Whitworth University – Various deadlines, apply today!

2. Use helpful scholarship search engines and apps
To find scholarships that you may be eligible for, try a search engine! Here are some sites to start with:

Washboard.org
Scholarships.com
Fastweb.com
Petersons.com
Collegeboard.com

3. Write your personal statement/scholarship essays
Most scholarship applications will require a personal statement or essay. This is a critical component of your application! You must present why you are a great candidate for the scholarship. Review our Tips for Great Scholarship Essays to get started.

4. Get organized!
Scholarship applications may require letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a resume. Start working on gathering these now and keep them saved for easy reference.

5. Schedule time for your scholarship search
Consider your scholarship hunt a part-time job and carve out an hour each day to review and apply for scholarships.

6. Don’t forget to ask for help!
The Greater Minds team can help you with your scholarship search, review your personal statement essay, and assist you with getting organized! We can review your personal statement essay and provide insightful feedback to make your application the best it can be.

Need assistance? Give us a call today – 509-321-3623 or email jstrote@greaterspokane.org to get started!

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