Senior Scholarship Support

posted Sep 29, 2011, 12:32 PM by Unknown user

Starting on October 26 there will be a weekly (every Wednesday) meeting for six weeks in Rm 17 or seniors interested in extra help with scholarships.  The two scholarships which will be focused on will be Ventura County Community Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarship.  The meetings will begin at 6:15 and end promptly at 8:15.  Participating youth must be ready to write essays and do the weekly assignment in order to be ready for all upcoming scholarships.  Computer access will be available from 3:15-6:00 Monday through Thursday to complete scholarship applications.    Students who complete the entire six weeks will qualify to receive financial help in order to help pay for college applications or other for college expenses (up to $100). 

Are you serious about going to college?  Do you need financial aid in order to make this happen?  Are you willing to do your part by writing essays, collecting the appropriate paperwork, looking up the needed information in order to get to college?  Do you want to have everything ready as scholarships come up so that it won’t be so much work for each one?  Do you want help to do it?  Then COME!

Students who have participated in the support group in the past have received an average of $1500 in scholarships.  If you spend 15 hours over the six weeks and you get $1500 in scholarships, then you are getting an equivalent of $100 an hour for your work.  Pretty good pay, right????

Sign up in Rm 17, at Fillmore Mail Stop Inc. or at the One Step Center.  The class limit is 18 students.  SIGN UP NOW!

Class dates:  Every Wednesday…October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.  Rm 17 at FHS at 6:15!