The Financial Aid Office will conduct its first scholarship workshop Tuesday from 3-6 p.m.
Jordan Jones, financial aid counselor and student services specialist, said the workshop is intended to educate students on university-level scholarships, departmental awards and external scholarship awards.
During the workshop, staff from the Financial Aid Office will train students on how to find awards outside of the university, using trusted sites familiar to the Financial Aid Office.
Jones said the primary discussion of the workshop will teach students how to find awards outside of the university, while also giving them an opportunity to apply for a list of available scholarships.
“This is purely an opportunity for students to get resources,” Jones said. “I have worked in financial aid for a while and have talked with many parents and students that are looking for opportunities to fund their schooling and have no idea where to start.”
Jones said students will gain an understanding of how the scholarship process works, what awards are out there that they could be eligible for and how to plan for funding the remainder of their college education.
“I am doing this in hopes that we begin to change the way that students plan for college,” Jones said. “Scholarships often require a lot of effort and time about a year in advance to receive external awards. The more effort that students put in, the better their opportunity to get awards for their education.”
The workshop will be open to all students who are interested in attending.