Salt Lake Community College is offering a variety of scholarships to help students pay for their college education.
There are many different types of scholarships, requirements to receive them and deadlines for when applications need to be submitted. Many of these deadlines are fast approaching.
“I think we need to get the word out to students,” said Ruth Henneman, Scholarship Coordinator at SLCC. “There are a lot of opportunities that [students] may be missing that will benefit them in their college years.”
There are currently over 15 types of scholarships available to students with new ones coming in every day.
“One of the things I think is important is that the scholarship webpage is changing all the time,” said Henneman. “Everyday we get contacted by new foundations who offer scholarships to our students so it is very important that students check that page often as not to miss new scholarship opportunities.”
These scholarships vary greatly in who may be eligible to receive them
“We have scholarships for international students, out of state students, as well as students who live locally,” said Henneman. “Students won’t know which scholarships they are eligible for until they research them.”
Last year there were over 800 scholarships given to SLCC students, saving them thousands of dollars toward their college education.
“I didn’t even know that so many scholarships were available,” said first year SLCC student Alisha Sieverts.
Students not only could be saving money but earn money for going to college just by applying
“Obviously sometimes when [students] receive a scholarship such as tuition, they may not be eligible for another tuition scholarship,” said Henneman. “But we do have others that are cash awards.”
Students never know how much they could be saving by simply filling out an application to receive a scholarship.
“I would like to encourage [students] to apply, and to check out the applications during the year,” said Henneman. “We all know college can be expensive and this could be a major benefit to them as they pursue their higher education.”