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!

Click here to get started on your Scholarship Application

Questions? Contact Madison Feaver (VP of Scholarship) during a club meeting or email us at sierracollege.ptk@gmail.com.


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.

  1. Read all sections before writing.

  2. Understand the instructions.

  3. Use details, and be specific.

  4. Use action verbs to bring your essay to life.

  5. Essay calls for 500 words? Make the most of your words & get as close to the max as possible.

  6. Write sample paragraphs to finesse before finalizing your application.

  7. Proofread, proofread and then proofread some more.

  8. Ask others to review and provide a critique.


Some Significant Scholarships/Sites

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PHI THETA KAPPA FALL SCHOLARSHIPS

Click here to be redirected to the official PTK Scholarship page.

OPENING DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED...

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COLLEGE FISH

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.

Click here.

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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.

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BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • 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

Click here.

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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.

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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.


Additional Information..

Websites recommended from USATODAY-COLLEGE

  1. Fast Web

  2. Cappex

  3. College Board

  4. Next Student

  5. Chegg (Favorite)

  6. Unigo (Favorite)

Some more information..

CHEGG:

  • Future of Assisted Living Scholarships

UNIGO:

  • 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.

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Questions? Contact us at sierracollege.ptk@gmail.com