Scholarship Workshop Offers Help Ahead of Deadline
February 7, 2017
The Fresno City College scholarship office is urging students to submit their scholarship applications for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semester before the March 2 deadline.
In an effort to aid the process, the scholarship office, located in the Library Media Center, is offering workshops in Room LI-207 to provide more information and help students with their applications as well as help with meeting the deadline, creating an online account and acquiring recommendations.
Admission to the workshops will be on a first-come first-served basis.
Josephine Llanos, FCC scholarship specialist, said that each scholarship donor is unique in what they look for in applicants, and that certain scholarships are awarded in multiples so more than one applicant can receive the same scholarship.
More than 250 different scholarships available to Fresno City College students, including the Dean’s Medallion Scholarship which awards $500 annually to an associate degree candidate. Also, the Leon S. Peters Honors Program scholarships award $1,000 to the top 30 honor students who have completed 12 units of transfer courses with six units or more in the honors program.
FCC offers numerous scholarships for athletics, math, nursing, religious affiliation, community service and others. Applications are available online at fresnocitycollege.edu/scholarships. Awards range from $100 to $2,000, depending on the scholarship you choose to apply for.
Llanos, who runs the workshops, and Melody Kruse from the writing center, provide all the basics on how to write a successful essay, an essential for a successful application.
Llanos said that some scholarships are merit based and others are need based. Workshops will be held on Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.; Feb. 13 at 9 a.m., and Feb. 16 at noon. Dates and locations are subject to change.