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Scholarship Awareness Week

Monday, March 19, 2018 to Friday, March 23, 2018

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  • Various Campus Locations

Scholarship Awareness Week

Scholarship Awareness Week aims to provide workshops and activities to promote a better understanding of the institutional and outside scholarship application process. The week will include a diverse series of events highlighting the scholarship searching process, scholarship essay writing and scholarship myths.

Monday, March 19

Talking Scholarships with Spelman Scholars

6 – 8 p.m. | Manley Atrium

Scholars Panel
  • Haleigh Hoskins, Moderator
  • April Lewis
  • Bria Paige
  • Ariel Blakey
  • Talisha Middleton

Come hear from a panel of Spelman College scholars who are recipients of numerous outside scholarships including ETS Scholarship, Lemonade Scholarship, Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation, and UNCF scholarships such as the Helen and Jay Phelps Leary Endowed Scholarship. During the 2017-18 academic year, these scholars received over $130,000 in outside scholarship awards. The participants will tell how they have successfully found and applied for scholarship resources. Panel participants will also share about the benefits of using sound scholarship search strategies, building a strong scholarship profile and writing a winning scholarship essay.

Tuesday, March 20

Write a Winning Scholarship Essay
6 - 8:30 p.m. | Manley Atrium

Sheryl Smith, Inspiring Students to Excel in Higher Education, LLC

A tutorial workshop on how to write effective essays that position students to win scholarships. Students will write and submit a scholarship essay during the workshop for Ms. Smith to critique and give feedback on.

Wednesday, March 21

Scholarship Search Workshop
6 - 8 p.m. | Manley Boardroom

Ashley Hill, Scholarship Strategist
Scholarship search workshop based on major of interest. Industry-Specific: STEM, Psychology, Political Science, Education (for example).

Thursday, March 22

Scholarship Awareness Fair
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Upper Manley

Institutional Scholarship Information

UNCF
Greater Community Foundation of Atlanta table
Coast Guard Pre Commissioning Scholarship
Jumpstart
SixUp loans
Sallie Mae
Etc.

Activities include henna tattoo, headshots taken, games, and prizes.

SIXUP Loan session
2 - 2:30 p.m. | President's Dining Room

Sallie Mae Loan session
2:30 - 3 p.m. | President's Dining Room

UNCF Workshop – Applying for and winning scholarships
6 - 7 p.m. | Manley Atrium

Mary Williams, Director of Outreach and Recruitment

Friday, March 23

Financial Aid Office reminds students to “Find money for college!”
Every student that visits the Office of Financial Aid will receive a button with the friendly reminder to “Find money for college” which will include our social media site addresses.

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