2005-2006 Scholarship Book, at PC
Congratulations! You have taken an important step towards preparing for your academic future by seeking scholarship resources to help cover your educational expenses. We have designed this booklet with students in mind and hope that you find it friendly and easy to use. As you look through its contents, you will notice we have organized all scholarship listings by the following section headings:
Scholarships for First-Semester College Students
Scholarships for Re-Entry College Students
Scholarships for Continuing College Students
for Transferring or Graduating College Students
Many of the
scholarships listed in this booklet are for students who plan to attend
Phoenix College (PC) for the Fall and Spring semesters of the 2005-2006
school year (see listings under First Semester College Students, Re-Entry
College Students, or Continuing College Students). There is also a
section listing scholarships for students who are transferring or graduating
from Phoenix College and will attend a four year university (see listings
under Transferring or Graduating College Students). We hope that this
booklet is helpful to you, and wish you much success in attaining your
goals at Phoenix College and beyond.
There are approximately
150 scholarship opportunities listed in this booklet which all carry different
deadline dates and call for different scholarship applications to be completed.
While some scholarships will require you to complete a special application
available at any number of locations such as campus departments or the
world wide web, you will find many of the scholarships listed require
you to complete the General PC Scholarship Application and submit it to
the PC Financial Aid Office (FAO) by the deadline, to qualify for consideration.
Any Special Application procedures will be noted in the scholarship boxes marked Contact Information under each scholarship heading. Please read all scholarship descriptions carefully to be sure that you meet all of the basic criteria. You may apply for as many scholarships as you wish, but you must submit a separate application for each. If you have questions, call the Office of Alumni & Development/Scholarship Relations at 602-285-7666/7667. Copies of the PC General Scholarship Application are available in the FAO. For applications requiring the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, contact the Financial Aid Office in PC's Hannelly Center.
applications will require you to submit a written statement, also referred
to as a Personal Statement. In most cases, your application is only as
good as your Personal Statement! Spend time on this portion of the application.
Remember, this is your chance to present yourself to the individual or
group granting the scholarship, so be very clear on your answers. Criteria
will vary from scholarship to scholarship, and it is important to address
everything you are asked about in your writing. For example, some applications
may ask you to cover the following:
Your personal goals. Your academic and career goals.
Your volunteer experience. Your cumulative GPA.
If you are
required to complete the General PC Scholarship Application, at least
two letters of recommendation are required, and one copy of your unofficial
transcripts must be attached to each application.
Type the application. Stay away from using fancy or elaborate fonts - they can make your application difficult to read.
Be sure to address all the criteria listed in the application.
Do not write on the back of the forms; use and attach additional pages if necessary.
proofread, and proofread your application! Using proper English grammar
and punctuation is essential when applying for any scholarship. Ask a
friend or instructor if they would look over your personal statement and
to check for errors and readability before it is submitted.
College Students: Enrolled at PC this semester and planning to re-enroll
College Students: Not yet enrolled but planning to attend college for
the first time next semester.
Refers to the minimum hours students must be enrolled in any semester
to qualify for a scholarship.
Students: Non-traditional students, age 24 and older who have had at least
a 3 year break between high school and college. May be a new or continuing
or Graduating College Students: Graduating from PC or planning to transfer
to a college or university.
The Federal Work-Study program allows you to work part-time in a job to
earn money to help pay for education costs. PC provides various opportunities
for work-study on campus.
Grants: These include Federal Pell, State Student Incentive and Federal
Supplemental Educational Opportunity grants, which are based on studentsí
calculated financial need. Grants do not have to be repaid.
Loans: These include Federal Stafford, PLUS and Federal Perkins loans,
each with different requirements and criteria. Loans must be paid back
after you either finish school or drop below half-time enrollment.
Sources include private businesses, corporations, foundations and individuals.
PCís Office of Alumni and Development/Scholarship Relations (OAD) posts
scholarship notices in Hannelly Center when they become available. Donors
and deadlines vary, and criteria may be based upon academic or athletic
excellence. Check with the OAD for specifics. Scholarships do not have
to be repaid.
listed will ask you to attach academic transcripts to your application(s)
if you are currently enrolled or have attended college previously. Unofficial
transcripts are acceptable in most cases (such as with the General PC
Scholarship Application), but copies of report cards are not. First-Semester
or entering freshman should attach a high school transcript.
deadlines stated in this book will vary depending on the scholarship for
which you are applying. Please refer to the row designated Deadline
in each scholarship listing. For all PC Scholarships listed, applications,
attachments and letters of recommendation must be received in the FAO
by 7:00 p.m. on their due date. Any materials received after the deadline
will not be considered. All application materials, including letters of
recommendation, must be submitted together, not separately.
Several times throughout the year, PC offers free comprehensive Scholarship Workshops designed to provide students with valuable information addressing such items as:
Writing your Personal Statement
Tips on applying for scholarships
What is Financial Need?
some of the best places to find scholarship leads?
PLAGIARISM AND APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
to scholarships, plagiarism is considered an academic misconduct. According
to the 2003-2004 Phoenix College Student Handbook, plagiarism includes,
but is not limited to, the use of paraphrase or direct quotation of the
published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear
acknowledgement. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials
prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers
or other academic materials. Any application found to include plagiarized
materials will be subject to review by college officials for appropriate
Review listings in this Scholarship Booklet and continue to look for other scholarship announcements outside the FAO in Hannelly Center. Also check the PC website at www.phoenixcollege.edu.
Attend a PC Scholarship Workshop (check for dates/times offered).
Choose scholarships for which you wish to apply.
Work on Personal Statement.
Request recommendation letters from sources.
Complete and Submit Application(s) with all required attachments by designated Deadline(s).
If awarded Scholarship(s), send Thank You letter(s) to Donors.
to Thank those who wrote recommendations for you.
selection process takes from four to eight weeks to be completed. Every
effort will be made to notify students who apply for scholarships in this
booklet of the status of their application.
Wishing You Much Success in all Your Scholarship and Academic Endeavors!
While we have
tried to include a variety of different scholarships in this booklet,
they are by no means the only scholarships available. There are numerous
scholarships awarded by many other businesses, corporations, and organizations
in the community. Your best source for scholarships is always "local."
located in the reference section of the PC Library is the book, "Scholarship,
Fellowships and Loans" by S. Norman Feingold and Marie Feingold (catalog
number REF. LB 2338 F4). The library has several other books about scholarships
and grants in the reference section. Additional scholarship listings are
posted regularly on the bulletin board just outside the FAO in Hannelly
Center. If you are planning to transfer to another college or university,
you should contact the Financial Aid or Scholarship Office at that institution
to inquire about what scholarships are available. Many schools publish
their own scholarship booklets.
The world wide
web is another valuable resource, but we caution you to beware of scholarship
web sites that charge money to access their information. The following
scholarship search web sites are available for FREE use. Also, please
note, web addresses are subject to change :
Other Scholarship and Funding Resources:
OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE ONLINE