Scholarship Opportunities: Deadline April 1

Have you ever wondered how you could get extra money to help pay your tuition, books and fees that are not covered by your FAFSA financial aid? Have you said to yourself, "I wish I didn't have to take out these student loans?" If so, there is an answer! Apply for scholarships!!

The Financial Aid Office at Gateway Community amp; Technical College is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2011-2012 academic school year. Gateway offers 24 different categories of scholarships. Some are general scholarships for students in any field. Some are dedicated to students in such disciplines as advanced manufacturing, electrical technology, computer-assisted drafting and design, education, nursing and allied health. Eligibility requirements vary, but scholarships are available for single parents, minority students and students showing academic promise and having a grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. In the year of 2010-2011, Gateway offered just over $224,000 in merit - based scholarship funds to eligible students.

Heres how to apply (Deadline April 1):


1. Complete the scholarship application by going to www.gateway.kctcs.edu Click Financial Aid; then Scholarships.
2. Type a brief statement telling why you believe you should receive a scholarship. Indicate your educational and career plans. Please include your personal situation children/family, financial income, work situation, etc. Including the personal situation is optional, but its a good idea so the scholarship review committee will have a complete understanding of your situation. Also, please review each scholarship carefully because some require separate applications and writing statements.
3. Provide two letters of recommendation from non-relatives.
4. Provide the Scholarship Application, Typed Statement, letters of recommendation (and other requirements for those scholarships requesting extra steps ) to the Financial Aid Office no later than April 1, 2011 (postmarked by April 1, 2011 will be accepted).

If you have any questions, please contact Will Bradley @ 859-442-4186 or William.bradley@kctcs.edu.