The Fall 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships are currently open! Depending on the scholarship you apply for, the due dates this year are November 1st and 15th. We encourage you to start early and see this opportunity through!
Questions? Contact Madison Feaver (VP of Scholarship) during a club meeting or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some Scholarship Advice
Don’t apply for scholarships with:
· No proof of past winners
· No telephone number
· First come first serve basis
· Rewards without entries!
· ‘cash up front’
· ‘Guaranteed’ scholarships
· Application fees
DON’T PAY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS! THEY'RE MOST LIKELY SCAMS
When Applying for Scholarships always:
· Choose recommendations wisely
· Don’t wait! Put efforts into your essays!
8 Tips for Writing a Great Scholarship Essay
Most scholarship applications have at least one essay question, which is key to the success of your application. These are some of the most heavily weighted portions of the application — use these eight tips to get yours right.
Read all sections before writing.
Understand the instructions.
Use details, and be specific.
Use action verbs to bring your essay to life.
Essay calls for 500 words? Make the most of your words & get as close to the max as possible.
Write sample paragraphs to finesse before finalizing your application.
Proofread, proofread and then proofread some more.
Ask others to review and provide a critique.
Some Significant Scholarships/Sites
We receive free access to College Fish as a Phi Theta Kappa national member. This site is great to see the scholarships offered by each University, and those specifically PTK related.
Click LOG IN at the top right-hand corner, and log in with your PTK account information.
Denny's Hungry for Education
Offers $1,000 scholarship to three high school students, and five college students.
PROMPT: High school seniors and college students must submit essay about how Denny's can impact childhood hunger in the U.S.
Click here for a description on College Board.
Click here to be redirected to the official website.
Apply directly to the Foundation for consideration
Spring & Summer Programs: application opens in August, due in October
Summer & Fall Programs: application opens in January, due in March
Offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to pursue study or internship programs abroad.
Award amounts vary from $5,000-$8,000
2,500+ awards given annually
COLLEGE BOARD SCHOLARSHIP FINDER
This is a fantastic tool to find many available scholarships which suit you best after answering a few short questions.
Scholarship awards range from ~$500 to $50,000+
To begin your search, click here.
SIERRA COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
Opens every spring semester for Sierra College students. Approximately 140 scholarships offered each year, ranging from $250 - $3,000.
If awarded, it is mandatory the awardee attends the ceremony in April/May to receive the dollar amount.
Click here to access the scholarships.
OR visit the Sierra College homepage, search "scholarships," and select the first option reading "Scholarships." Under the "DONATE" button on the right, select the small, black text. This will take you to the same place.
Websites recommended from USATODAY-COLLEGE
Some more information..
Future of Assisted Living Scholarships
National Hispanic Health Professionals Student Scholarship
AAJA Vincent Chin Scholarship
Advancing Women in Technology
Community College Scholarship
Unigo has a large amount of scholarships offered for minorities and first generation students.