CG 105 : Scholarships: $$ for College
Provides a systematic approach to researching and applying for scholarships. Topics include: Creating a scholarship portfolio, internet resources, and research strategies. Students will identify skills, accomplishments, values, goals, and life experiences, and learn strategies to translate them into an effective scholarship application. Interviewing tips will be discussed. Panels and guest speakers, including scholarship winners, will share perspectives on the scholarship process.
Students who complete the course will be able to:
- Identify personal experiences, skills, accomplishments, and life experiences important to presenting a positive picture of themselves in a scholarship application.
- Learn to quickly and effectively research a large variety of pertinent scholarships, focusing on the Internet.
- Develop a personal scholarship portfolio, using time effectively to produce scholarship applications.
- Create a long-term plan for annual scholarship applications, including working consistently to improve each aspect of the three main criteria (academic performance, out-of-school involvement, personal essays) necessary for successful scholarships.
- Identify and apply for at least three scholarships.
- Gain the confidence to create successful scholarship applications, and the determination to continue applying each year that they are in school.
- Understand how the general rules and techniques of creating a high-quality scholarship application can also apply to other aspects of life, including finding, and successfully interviewing for, future employment; as well as preparing quality application for transferring to four-year schools.
- Appreciate the importance of a “volunteerism” or “community service” personal ethic.