The Saddleback College Financial Aid office is now accepting applications for hundreds of scholarships online until March 10.
There are scholarships for both continuing and transferring students. According to Saddleback’s scholarship information page, last year there was a record amount of contributions from alumni and donors of almost $510,000 to 326 students.
These scholarships range from general aid to specific areas of study. Students need to meet the minimum requirements and fill out the questionnaire, they will be connected to the scholarships best suited for them.
“Once they do the personal questions, it also makes a lot of things much easier for them, especially if they are looking at transferring to UC’s or private schools,” said Natalie Timpson, Financial Aid Specialist. “They have a jump on their personal statements, so take the time and send it in.”
There are four more scholarship workshops being held this week. The first two are in the Business and General Studies Building, Room 252 on Monday and Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. The next will take place in Health Services, Room 102 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday and then in BGS, Room 253 from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday.
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Last year there was a record amount of contributions from the generous alumni and donors who gave out almost $510,000 to 326 students.
“I think that the most important thing that students take away from these workshops is that it is worth the time,” Timpson said.
Any questions that students may have can be answered at the Financial Aid office or by visiting http://saddleback.edu/fao